At the heart of Meunier's Gin lies 200 years of distilling experience and a lot more…. Our distilling team has worked with local herbalists to source the finest ingredients from across the globe. Meunier's Gin is distilled from 100% beetroot neutral spirit and a balanced mix of 12 botanicals, creating a unique flavour profile unlike any other Gin. For a full list of all 12 ingredients please click the arrows.
Nutmeg is one of the two spices derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to Spice Islands of Indonesia. Nutmeg is the seed of the tree. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7–9 years after planting, and the trees reach full production after twenty years.
Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalised in many parts of the world. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of another well know spirit, absinthe.
Founded in 1809 by Charles Meunier, a botanist from the Dauphiné Region,
the Meunier Distillery has over two centuries of experience in the distillation
of plant and fruit based spirits. The distillery is nestled at the foothills of the
Vercors Mountain range, in the Southern French Alps, where distillers have
shaped the history of French spirits for generations.
Meunier's is not your average small batch Gin.
What we mean by craft distillation is anything but
a standard affair. Our unique mix of 12 botanicals is
infused in beetroot neutral spirit 24 hours prior to
distillation to generate optimum flavours. Each
batch is then distilled in our small custom built
Stupfler alembic still using the “one shot”
distillation method, a process only used in a
handful of premium gins. The 100l “heart distillate”
is then carefully brought down to 42% ABV in four
stages, using water from a spring in the Vercors
Mountain Range, near our Distillery. Our centuries'
old process creates a powerful yet balanced Gin,
unparalleled in quality and truly “small batch”.
5 cl Meunier's Gin / 5 cl Sweet Vermouth / 2 dashes Fernet Branca / 1 dash Angostura Bitters / Orange Peel
Pour the Gin, Vermouth and Fernet Branca into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass. Add the orange peel and finish off with a drop of Angostura bitters.
5 cl Meunier's Gin / 5 Leaves of Fresh Basil / Crushed Ice / 1 Brown Sugar Cube / 1 dash of Mint Syrup / 5 cl Soda Water
In a tumbler glass, crush the basil and sugar in soda water. Add the crushed ice and Meunier's Gin. Stir and finish-off with a dash of mint syrup. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Meunier's Gin is available in venues across London, Paris and other
major European cities. Please follow us on Instagram for more
information on where to find us. Meunier's Gin is also available
online at the following link, for deliveries in France.
The Meunier Distillery is opened from Monday to Saturday for visits. Visitors will be able to explore our fascinating history and witness our entire production process, before tasting our creations in a friendly atmosphere.