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Nov 23, 2009 06:52 AM

Saffron Gin

Has anyone tried Saffron Gin an if so - your opinions. Thanks in advance.

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  1. had some Old Raj saffron gin once, quite spicy and enjoyable, with strong cardamom notes iirc

    1. Do you mean Cadenhead's Old Raj or the newer Gabriel Boudier’s saffron infused gin? I had the Boudier's recently, but it was at the end of a long night and I didn't write any notes.

      The Cadenhead's Old Raj is a very nice gin, but not worth the price. This is what I thought of it several years ago. But since then I have come to think less of it.

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      1. re: JMF

        Is Boudier's saffron gin available in the U.S.? I saw it in the airport store in Nice last year and was intrigued, but didn't want to bother lugging it around. Now I haven't been able to find it here (though supposedly they got a U.S. distributor) and am kicking myself.

      2. The Gabriel Boudier saffron gin is the best I have found, really comes through in a martini.

        1. It's easy to do yourself. One bartender here in Boston makes his own with Beefeater and a few threads of saffron:

          1. Yes - 2 thumbs up. Great with tonic and twist of lime.