A miniature bottling of this world famous French vodka.
Grey Goose is the brainchild of Sidney Frank, the same man who had overseen Jägermeister’s transition from a liqueur for German hunters, to global party fuel. Frank realised that there was no super-premium “aspirational vodka” – a gaping hole in the market. To fill this lacuna, he created Grey Goose.
First, he secured the services of François Thibault, a Cellar Master working in the Cognac industry. Thibault created the vodka’s recipe in 1997, with Grey Goose the first vodka created in the “Maître de Chai” style which (according to Grey Goose) allows certain aromas and flavours to be carefully produced in the distillation process.
Grey Goose is made with a base of soft winter wheat sourced entirely from the Picardy region (usually reserved for the best pastries, bread and cakes of French baking), known as the “breadbasket of France”. The wheat is fermented in six cascading tanks, before being distilled in a continuous still. The whole process is performed in Picardy, ensuring the grain does not have far to travel before it is processed. The spirit is then shipped to Cognac, the home of French distilling, where it is diluted with natural limestone-filtered spring water.
The final product is a clean, supple vodka with a creamy palate, and notes of flowers, soft spice, bright grain, wheat, liquorice and almond.
This smaller format offers a great chance to try before you buy.