Récif – The seaside gin

Récif gin is a nod to the coastal environment where it is distilled; the name refers to the many reefs near the shore along the Gaspé coast. It springs straight from the imagination of its creator, Joseph St-Denis Boulanger, master distiller at Distillerie des Marigots.

The initial idea was to create a distinctive gin faithful to the characteristics of traditional gin. Thus, the juniper berry is prominently present, as are notes of citrus fruits, spices and roots.

Récif’s top notes feature dark honey aromas with a fragrant roundness, and earthy and iodine accents evolving towards a hint of citrus and wildflowers, before giving way to a long spicy finish.

43,7 % alc./vol.
750 ml









Récif is sold at the distillery and at SAQ.

Botanicals from the Gaspé Peninsula

To create his very first gin, Joseph St-Denis Boulanger set himself a major challenge: all the herbs and spices used in its composition had to come from the Gaspé Peninsula. Once the aromatic direction was defined, the search for ingredients likely to provide the desired aromas began, drawing on his own knowledge and by seeking out herbalists and harvesters. Each ingredient was distilled and studied individually to thoroughly understand its aromatic profile.

Récif is composed of a base of botanicals traditionally used in gins, providing a familiar reference point for lovers of this spirit: juniper berry, angelica root and coriander seed. These are joined by a host of far-from-traditional herbs sourced in the Gaspesian terroir: mugwort flower, balsam poplar bud, fused and sheep polypores, lemon balm leaf, green alder catkin, fireweed flower, young tamarack shoot, caraway seed, cow parsnip seed, Scottish lovage leaf and wild rose bud. All these ingredients are sourced in the wild and responsibly harvested, except for two locally grown ingredients: coriander seed and lemon balm leaf.

Each of these botanicals has been carefully selected to play a precise role in the complexity of this gin and to achieve a surprising harmony.