"NOLET'S Reserve is something my dad wanted to leave behind as a legacy of what he's done over the last 50 years in the industry," says 11th generation distillery executive Carl Nolet, Jr. "This is a spirit, not just a gin, that is unbelievably complex in its character - the saffron and verbena, which are two of the ingredients we're willing to talk about, are some of the most delicate spices in the world, and are very difficult to obtain.
11th generation executives Bob Nolet and Carl Nolet, Jr., with father Carolus Nolet, Sr.
According to Carl Nolet, Jr.
, "This unique gin needs the high proof, otherwise the botanicals would run away with the spirit and it would turn into an overly flavored gin.
hen I asked Carl Nolet, Jr.
what makes this gin so special and unique, part of it he
explains is that "This is a spirit that never stops challenging you, and provides a never ending journey in discovering what's in it.
That's what this gin is to my father," says Carl Nolet, Jr.
"Or if you were to tell the great Rembrandt that he
had one last painting to leave for his
legacy, what would he
What colors would he
How would he
masterpiece?"Carl Nolet, Jr.
continues on, "So here is a master distiller with 50 years of experience and over three centuries of family distilling history, who has had this dream in his
head for so long, and put it all together in this expression.