Meet the Makers of Saint Amans Gin01/01/20
MEET THE MAKERS: ANNE MACCOLL TURPIN & JEAN-LOUIS TURPIN
Our December 2019 box's French gin selection was a newcomer on the market—an ultra-premium gin from the beautiful "Garden of France"—the Occitanie region in the South of France—a haven for winemakers, with a climate producing some of the world’s finest grapes. It is the love of these grapes that has formed the basis for this precious gin.
Proudly named after the small hamlet, nestled between the vineyards in which Anne and Jean-Louis live; their gin is the result of a long-lived dream to create something sustainable and with purpose—something to bring people together. Smooth and equally complex as it is balanced, they hope you will enjoy drinking their gin as much as they have enjoyed making it.
In France, respecting the land and its produce is of great value. It seeps into everything they do and instils pride in what they create. For Anne and Jean-Louis, the botanical garden they have grown on their premises embodies all of this and is a valuable source of ingredients for their distilled gin.
Not only do Anne and Jean-Louis have extensive international experience in business and the food and drink industry, their Scottish-French partnership has brought together two very complementary interests: Anne’s love of cultivating fruits/flowers/herbs and Jean-Louis’ life-long fascination with the “marc de raisin” (a winemaking derivative). It's this harmony of skills that has laid the perfect foundation to create their exclusive, London Dry style gin.
We raise a glass of Saint Amans Gin to your good health. Santé!