Gin Meridor - London Dry Gin - 5cl

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Gin Meridor is the first London Dry Gin produced by the Combier distillery in Saumur, France. Master distiller and owner of the distillery, Franck Choisne worked for over a year to perfect the recipe.

About 8 different plants and spices are used for the production. Along with juniper and orange, he used hand-picked botanicals from the Loire Valley: roses and elderflower. These ingredients turn this gin into something special.

Gin Meridor has a classic smell of juniper and a slightly peppery note that comes from coriander and cubeb pepper. A complex and refreshing gin with a long finish.

Every year only small quantities are produced in the egrot copper pot stills at the Combier distillery that is already famous for their high quality absinthe.

The name Meridor is a homage to Diane de Meridor who lived in the Montsoreau castle in the Loire Valley. Her romance with Louis de Clermont was part of the novel “La Dame de Monsoreau” by Alexandre Dumas.

This gin was awarded the gold medal at International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017 and at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018.
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1834 :


Jean-Baptiste Combier, 25, opens the Combier-Destre candy store in Saumur together with his brother Claude. Thanks to an alembic installed in the back shop, he distils some liqueurs to fill his candies and chocolates with.

1848 :


J ean-Baptiste buys more alembics and establishes the Combier distillery on the rue Beaurepaire, where it still is located today. This is the starting point of a booming business, Combier now sells its liqueurs all over the world.

1861 :


Jean-Baptiste Combier's son James, only 19 years old, learns the art of distillation before traveling to England, Algeria, Italy, Greece and Egypt, from where he brings new essences and herbs for Combier Liqueurs.

Absinthe distillation at Combier :


Combier owns its own fields of 2 wormwood cultivars, harvested by hand and traditionally dried in an attic. There are 10 alembics from the 19th century in the distilling room, including 8 from Egrot (the famous maker of Pernod Fils alembics at the time).

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