The first secret of Dry Gin de Provence Cicada : wheat spirit
The expression “Dry Gin” does not mean “dry gin”, quite the contrary: Cicada is a mellow gin with many nuances that can be enjoyed as pure as in a cocktail. “Dry Gin” simply means that the brandy used to extract the aromas of the botanicals is of very high purity, having been distilled at more than 96%.
In order that all the nuances and subtle balance of Cicada Dry Gin can be expressed in the best conditions, during the first stage of its production, which is the maceration of the botanicals, we use wheat spirit that we have chosen for its purity and for the neutrality of its character.
For this reason, the most famous gins are the traditional expressions that meet the definition of “Distilled Dry Gin” and are produced from neutral grain spirit. It is after having collected the aromas of the botanicals during the first stage of the gin making process that Manon, our specialized alembic still, will come into play. It will fuse and sublimate the aromatic components collected during the maceration process.