Each month, a tiny part of our St. Laurent Gin production is transferred to ex-whisky casks. Thus, after resting for more than a year in oak barrels, our famous Gin infused with laminaria seaweed becomes St. Laurent Gin Vieux.
The distinctive aromas of Gin St. Laurent are rediscovered in a whole new light: herbaceous and floral notes interspersed with pine aromas reminiscent of Quebec's boreal forest. Rather discreet in the original version, citrus aromas now explode in the mouth. The finish stays true to Gin St. Laurent’s signature: a slight marine saltiness thanks to the maceration of laminaria seaweed harvested in the St. Lawrence River. Time then leave its mark: grain and woody notes brought by the ex-whisky barrel-ageing enrich the aromatic complexity of the liquid. All in all, St. Laurent Gin Vieux is a stunning sipping gin that only occasionally consents to ice cubes as sole companions.
Juniper berry • coriander seed • angelica root • cassia bark • licorice root • lemon peel • bitter orange peel • cubeb berry • grain of paradise • laminaria seaweed (kombu)
A mellow and aromatic approach: the juniper is gently unveiled without harshness, then gives way to grassy notes, pepper and candied citrus. A long woody finish, slightly saline, a signature of the laminaria seaweed infusion.
AWARDS & HONOURS
International Spirits Challenge 2018