Our Spirits

We work with natural winemakers in the region to distill their wine to use as our base alcohol, which gives a round structure and subtle natural sweetness to our spirits. We, ourselves, harvest and forage all of our aromatics locally, near the vineyards, to best express the terroir of the South.

Because we work naturally every bottling will be slightly different – a result of the varying meteorological conditions that year, the winemaker whose wine we distill, the way the herbs and plants and wine-alcohol play together. We adjust constantly, listening to the plants we work with. Sometimes we filter and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we add more juniper and sometimes less. We don’t follow a strict recipe and are more intuitive in our approach.

We choose to distill using small hundred-year-old traditional copper alambics that impart a complexity and rich aromatic texture to the final spirit, instead of with modern stills that strip the end alcohol of much of its personality.

Much like industrial winemaking homogenizes what ends up in the bottle, distilling alcohol in a modern still limits expression and makes everything out there sort of taste the same.

In choosing to work à l’ancienne, traditionally and artisanally, we have had to forego the official denomination “Gin”, as the EU requires a base alcohol with a startlingly high and antiseptic percentage of ethanol to be able to use that term, and others like it (Whisky, Vodka, Rum, etc).

It’s for this reason that we have chosen to repurpose the term Eau-de-Vie for most of our spirits, including those with a flavor profile rooted in local wild juniper (a gin in everything but name).

Pic-Pic is our traditional-style gin that shows the beauty of the wild juniper from the South of France. It is subtle and smooth and floral with great length. Arbouse, an indigenous fruit from this region, adds brightness and a familiar, yet distinctive, citrusy flavor. Pic-Pic is made for longdrinks and cocktails. It is delicious with artisanal tonic.

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Garrigue Gin is our more complex gin made from native herbs, fruits and flowers of the garrigue, the craggy landscape, in the South of France. Aromatically very expressive and balanced, Garrigue Gin is meant to be a sipping gin — but cocktail mixers have fun playing with the many intoxicating aromas.

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