We were quite big fans of Atelier Vie’s Euphrosine #9 Barrel Finished Reserve GIn (), so it stands that we’re also excited to see how the gin stands on its own. Again, not much is mentioned about the internals of the gin. We know there’s nine botanicals, two of which are bay and juniper. The gin visually trades on the reputation of New Orleans, replete with fleur-de-lis, but the spirit itself is steeped more deeply in the gin tradition of London. Let’s look a little closer:
Juniper clear and present on the nose, there’s a menthol tinged note that does indeed summon visions of bay laurel, but also hints of rosemary, and “green” garden herbs in general.