Dry gin featuring mountain pine picked directly from the Reford Gardens
Hand-picked at Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis), mountain pine (Pinus mugo) is featured in their cuisine. This unique ingredient, accompanied by Green Alder Pepper and a selection of aromatics, gives Gin Mugo a balance between resinous notes, slightly spicy aromas and remarkable freshness.
The final assembly offers unparalleled versatility. From gin and tonics to the most creative experiments, it's up to you to explore the world of cocktails.
Alcohol content: 43%
Sugar level: less than 1g/liter
Gin Mugo, the eldest of a large family
Our initial objective was to ensure we produced a gin with the characteristics of our region. While searching locally for the person or organization best equipped to use plants in cooking, we immediately thought of the Reford Gardens. We therefore worked with Pierre-Olivier Ferry, head of the gardens at the time, and Alexandre Morissette, maître d'hôtel at the time. We have highlighted 12 varieties of plants that could be picked at the Reford Gardens and which go well with gin. It was from this moment that mountain pine (Pinus Mugo) appeared as the star ingredient in our gin. This pine, having been reforested in the 1960s in the Gardens, was already used in cooking to produce Mugo pine syrup and mountain pine “popsicle” ice lollies. At Reford gardens, Mugo pines are known to be present in the paths leading to the river, in front of Villa Estevan. They have the characteristic ball shape, due to the annual pruning which is lavished on them with the care of the Gardens team.
In addition to mountain pine, Mugo gin is designed with 8 other ingredients: juniper berry, coriander, Gaspésie and European angelica root, iris root, green alder pepper, pink pepper and finally sea buckthorn which is supplied via a short circuit.
Mugo Gin is then produced by distillation of the neutral alcohol and all the aromatics. Following distillation, no addition is made except demineralized water. This working technique gives it the following mention: Dry gin
A Quebec gin recognized on the international scene
Gin Mugo won the DOUBLE GOLD medal in the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2019. For a product, the DOUBLE GOLD medal in this competition is the highest distinction it can achieve for a year.
In 2020, he won the GOLD ranking with special mention for terroir at Artisan Spirits Canada in British Columbia.
Both in Canada and the United States, Mugo gin stood out from the moment it was released.