Ferdinand’s Botanical Wonder & Riesling Infused
Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is crafted from grain to bottle at Avadis Distillery in Germany’s Mosel Region. It is flavored with 30 locally sourced botanicals, and is infused with Riesling.
Only the highest-grade late and selected harvest wines from the large Saarburger Rausch vineyard site are used for the gin’s wine infusion. Highly aromatic herbs and fruits, both from their own cultivation in the Saar region and from the incomparable steep shale vineyard slopes of the Saar, round off the flavor.
Saar Dry Gin is pot-stilled in small batches by Master Distiller Andreas Vallendar whose craftsmanship guarantees a high-quality product promising a sublime drinking experience.
Tasting NotesNose: Piney juniper, pungent lavender, lemon grass, lemon meringue, vanilla and coriander.
Palate: Slightly sweet with strong cream-of-soda vanilla and lemon curd/lemon meringue with pear drops balanced by dry piney juniper, cracked black pepper, ginger and cinnamon.
Finish: Lavender, pine, black pepper, dried strawberry and vanilla. Very modern in style with juniper challenged in dominance by a plethora of other non-traditional gin flavors.
Distilled from grain / over 30 finely balanced botanicals / Riesling infused / 44% alc/vol
The Best of a Beautiful Region
The gin owes its name to the Royal Prussian District Forester Ferdinand Geltz, who ensured that the family Zilliken could exercise viticulture for over 250 years in the Saarburger Rausch district. Dorothee is now the 11th generation of the family making wine. Along with master distiller Andreas Vallendar, she is responsible for this unique gin.
Two traditional producers have shaped this region’s style and reputation. Independent of their mutual friendship, they wholeheartedly agreed on one point: wanting a gin that reflects their magical region with an emphasis on supreme quality.
“Riesling and delicious gin in the same bottle. An absolute pleasure to drink”
“On the nose, Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is aromatic with floral top notes along with citrus and grass as well as juniper in the background. The palate displays intensity along with floral and spice notes and finishes dry.”
90 points ‧ LA Int’l Spirits Competition 2016
DOUBLE GOLD, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015
Most aromatic spirit 2015″ ISW, Germany
5 Stars · Difford’s Guide · Exceptional