A gin that has proven to be incredibly popular, produced in the famous spirits region of Cognac, in France. The background and name of this gin gives away a little of a clue to what it is made of. The gin begins with a neutral spirit produced from grapes (which is distilled to a huge 96.4% ABV – those of a nervous disposition be reassured, this is later reduced to 40% ABV), specifically the Ugni Blanc variety which is often used for Cognac production. This gives the gin a silky mouthfeel and heady aroma. Floraison is the French name given to the period in the year when the grape vines produce their lush flowers, a few days before the grape fruit starts to develop. These flowers have a tremendous aroma, and have been used by G’Vine as a key botanical for this gin, alongside ginger, cubeb, nutmeg, lime, green cardamom, coriander and juniper. However, the most crucial step occurs after distillation, when Ugni Blanc grapes are infused with the spirit. The end result is a truly marvelous gin of unique qualities, with a superb, sweet fruity grape nature that ensures that this gin is perfect for a range of cocktails, and for cocktail experimentation. Fantastic value for money, and something a little different when many gins seem to be more of the same.