Gin Normindia was created by Pierre, the third generation of the Domaine du Coquerel family after he joined the family distillery, which has produced Calvados, Pommeau and cider since 1937. It was Pierre, however, who had the idea to make a signature gin for the family.
The base of the gin was actually inspired by a recipe of a juniper distillate which was found in an old family book that dated back to 1765 and was approved by the then King of France – Louis XV – called ‘La Chymie du Goût et de l’Odorat’. Following experimentation, which involved 42 macerations and 33 micro-distillations, the final recipe was established.
Gin Normindia is 100% produced at the estate with 4 to 12 days of maceration in a stainless steel vat before it is distilled in the smallest Calvados copper still. There are a total of 15 botanicals, including apple, orange, cinnamon, juniper, lily, clove, ginger and coriander.