About Magellan Gin


The Inspiration:

In 1519, five ships led by Ferdinand de Magellan set out to circumnavigate the world and explore the “spice islands.” Three years later , only the Victoria returned to spain with 18 people and several barrels of cloves. Sadly magellan, who died in battle during the voyage, never saw the results of his spice discoveries. Those spices inspired the creation of Gin as we now know it, and it is to cloves in particular, that magellan gin owes its unrivalled taste.

The Original Blue Gin:

Magellan Gin is handcrafted in small batches using the finest natural exotic botanicals from around the globe at the Angeac Distillery in France.

1. Wheat & Water:

The Master Distiller begins with the fermentation of Capet, a rich wheat grain from the Beauce valley, and crisp spring water drawn from the gensac spring in the Cognac Region. The water is naturally filtered through Grande Champagne limestone and then naturally demineralized for the appropriate soft, crisp and smooth taste.

2. Hand Distillation

The wheat and water mash is then triple distilled by hand, sequentially, yielding a smooth, clean neutral spirit prepared for only the finest botanicals and meticulous production methods ahead.

3. Fresh Distillation

All eleven botanicals are picked at their peak of ripeness and immediately sun dried to ensure preservation at the highest point of flavour. Then upon market demand, the head of a small artisinal copper pot still is opened and the fresh botanicals wrapped in a special cloth, are added to the neutral spirit and immediately redistilled together for a fourth time in small batches. During this fourth distillation the master distiller, guided by generations of expertise, determines by taste when to select the heart of Magellan Gin, the moment when the taste and proof offer the precise balance between the alcohol and the complex flavours. For the master distiller, this moment is a refreshing 88 proof. Any Gin that is either less than or greater than 88 proof will be discarded. This fresh Distillation process truly captures the intricate and complex flavours of the fresh botanicals.

4. Spirit of the Blue sky and the Deep Blue Sea.

Next, Magellan Gin is infused with the Finest natural Iris Root and flower which gives Magellan its Crisp taste and beautiful blue colour.

Unequaled Finesse and Complexity

Magellan Gin’s refreshingly smooth and balanced character is unmatched in the world. We finish by bottling Magellan Gin in a clear glass so you can admire this unique spirit inspired by Magellan’s travels.


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Magellan Gin is a smooth, refreshing gin that can be enjoyed simply on the rocks or in any of the classic gin drinks like the gin martini, gin & tonic, gin gimlet or the dirty martini. Be creative with garnish, from citrus peels to stuffed olives or maraschino cherries to seasonal berries.

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Gold for Best Superpremium Gin

Spirits Business Competition 2008


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A Magellan Gin & Tonic


  • 3.0 OZ. Your Favourite TONIC
  • 0.5 OZ. Fresh Squeezed lime


  • Fill a large balloon glass with ice.
  • Add 1.5 OZ of Magellan Gin
  • Fill the glass with your favourite Tonic
  • Garnish with: Fresh Lemon/lime or Cinnamon Stick or Orange Peel.

Magellan Dirty Martini


  • 0.75 OZ. Mathilde Peach Liqueur
  • 1.5 OZ. Citadelle Gin
  • 0.5 OZ. Passion Fruit Juice
  • 0.5 OZ. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 0.5 OZ. Dash of Bitters Peach
  • 0.5 OZ. Dash of Grenadine Real


  • Fill cocktail shaker with Ice
  • Add all the ingredients Into a Shaker
  • Shake ingredients over ice
  • strain Into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish: Mint Leaf

Monkey Gland


  • 2.0 OZ. Mathilde Pear Liqueur
  • 2.0 OZ. Citadelle Gin
  • 1.0 OZ. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice


  • Fill cocktail shaker with Ice
  • Add all the ingredients Into a Shaker
  • Shake ingredients over ice
  • strain Into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish: Mint Leaf