Forest Spirits are proudly produced in La Hanoudière
The Forest domain is located in Heurtevent in the French region of Normandy, Pays d’Auge in France, nestled between wiggled roads full of orchards.
The aim of Forest Spirits was to create pure spirits that combines juniper with locally produced ingredients and to perform the whole process of distillation on the domain itself.
The Forest domain contains 50 acres of orchards, meadows and herb gardens where Forest herbs like bergamot, coriander seeds, angelica as well as pears, apples and lavender are produced in an ecological way.
Four times distilled in a pott still.
The fermentation of a mix of cereals and water gives us a liquid that we distillate four times in a pott still. This gives us the spirit that will be the base of all the Forest Dry Gins.
The botanicals and fruit are macerated and distillated separately. Finally, we blend the distillated botanicals and fruit with our basic spirit following the same procedure. We leave this mixture to rest for a couple of weeks in order to obtain the perfect marriage between the etherical oils of the botanicals and the basic cereal spirit.
A predominant taste of juniper are typical for all Forest Dry Gins.
You will see that the Forest gins are not perfectly clear in the glass, because the suspension of high grade etheric oils binds difficult to the alcoholic spirit.
A predominant taste of juniper will be typical for all the Forest dry gins but every season will have his own gin flavoured with the seasonal botanicals.
None of the Forest dry gins is sweetened. It is due to the expertise of our master distiller, the fact that we only work with low profit stills and only use locally produced ecologic ingredients that Forest Dry Gin has a soft and round taste.