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BSM's Specialty Selection: Prince Explorer Monaco GIN

We pride ourselves on curating exceptional experiences for our discerning clientele, and our latest favorite is the extraordinary Prince Explorer Monaco Gin. This gin is not just a drink; it’s a tribute to the spirit of exploration and innovation, embodying a legacy that dates back to the pioneering expeditions of Prince Albert I of Monaco. Crafted with meticulous care and an unwavering commitment to quality, Prince Explorer Gin combines the refreshing brightness of Mediterranean citrus with the intricate sharpness of select peppercorns sourced from around the globe. Distilled in a 19th-century copper alembic and produced in extremely limited quantities, this gin is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity. As part of our journey in the world of fine spirits and wines, we invite you to explore the fascinating story behind this unique spirit, inspired by the adventurous spirit of a prince and brought to life through the dedication and expertise of its creators. Stay tuned, as next week we begin unveiling our list of preferred restaurants, continuing our commitment to bringing you the finest experiences the hospitality world has to offer.

A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

The Prince Explorer First Batch is the realization of an audacious challenge set by its founders: to craft a gin that marries the refreshing zest of Mediterranean citrus with the sophisticated complexity of select peppercorns from around the globe. This vision came to life after years of dedicated research and development, culminating in the creation of the harmonious and innovative blend known as ‘the First Batch.’

Prince Explorer Monaco Gin is distilled in a historic 19th-century copper alembic, producing this exquisite spirit in extremely limited quantities. Botanicals and peppercorns are sourced from small-scale producers who adhere to traditional, sustainable harvesting methods. Each botanical is meticulously selected for its superior quality and cultivated with a profound respect for nature and traditional practices. This dedication not only guarantees an extraordinary gin but also honors the artisanal producers and their environmental stewardship.

Production process, stringent in its requirements for ingredient origin and cultivation, results in a very limited annual output. Beyond crafting an extraordinary spirit, designed bottle of unparalleled beauty, each detail telling the captivating story of Prince Explorer Gin. The bottle’s color, reminiscent of the shimmering Mediterranean Sea at the foot of Monaco’s ‘Institut Océanographique,’ captures its luminous depth and vivid reflections. This iconic design lingers in the mind long after the gin’s flavor fades and its aroma dissipates.

The Art of Distillation - The distillation of Prince Explorer Gin is an art form in itself. Using a traditional 19th-century copper still, we start with a base of classic botanicals—juniper, angelica, lemon peel, orange peel, and thyme. Artisan distillers then infuse additional botanicals, showcasing their expertise in balancing alcohol, temperature, and time. Unlike others who infuse pink peppercorns for 15 days to extract peppery notes, distillers discovered that a 45-day infusion unveils sweet vanilla undertones. This meticulous process underscores the irreplaceable value of time and care in crafting an exceptional gin.

A Symphony of Flavors - Prince Explorer Gin delivers a harmonious and sophisticated tasting experience, balancing the vibrant flavors of select peppercorns with the sweetness of Mediterranean citrus.

Tasting Notes Top Notes: The journey begins with top notes of juniper and pink pepper, grounding the gin’s complex aroma. Subtle hints of mandarin then emerge, as if carried by a warm breeze through a Mediterranean citrus grove.

Body: The first sip reveals a fresh and slightly sweet body. Nadorcott mandarin blends with herbaceous notes of Siberian Angelica and delicate Canadian Elderflower, balancing sweetness and acidity. Warm pepper notes enhance the body, adding depth and complexity.

Base Notes: The voyage concludes with a lingering, warm base of Sichuan pepper and cardamom. This final note evokes memories of Mediterranean countryside walks, with thyme and pink peppercorns expressing their full complexity and revealing sweet vanilla nuances.

Prince Explorer Monaco Gin is a testament to the art of fine craftsmanship, the richness of tradition, and the pursuit of excellence. Crafted with dedication, care, and time, it stands as a small-batch masterpiece designed to delight and inspire.

Arctic Expedition - Inspiration Behind Prince Explorer Monaco Gin

A Tribute to Prince Albert I of Monaco: From a young age, Prince Albert I of Monaco harbored a deep fascination for the polar regions. Between 1898 and 1912, he embarked on four groundbreaking scientific expeditions to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic. The pivotal research conducted during these voyages laid the foundation for modern oceanography and significantly advanced our understanding of the Arctic. In honor of his contributions, one of the largest glaciers in Svalbard was named Monacobreen, or Monaco Glacier, as a token of gratitude for his support of Norwegian polar exploration.

In 2022, Prince Explorer founders, alongside H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, undertook an expedition organized by the Oceanographic Institute and the Prince Albert II Foundation, in close collaboration with the Prince Albert I Committee and the Archives of the Prince’s Palace. This commemorative journey retraced the route Prince Albert I charted over a century ago, highlighting his monumental contributions to polar exploration. During this extraordinary voyage, founders participated in scientific surveys and collected samples to monitor the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Before concluding their journey, they left bottles of Prince Explorer Gin at the northernmost bar in the world, situated nearly at 80° N, ready to welcome future explorers.

Prince Albert I of Monaco known as ‘le Prince Explorateur’ and the ‘Prince of the Seas,’ Prince Albert I was a visionary leader and a compassionate humanist. As a pioneering oceanographer, he led over 28 expeditions, initiating some of the most significant maritime scientific campaigns of his time, from the Mediterranean to the Arctic. Aboard his advanced research yachts, the Hirondelle and the Princesse Alice II, he conducted numerous oceanographic studies and notably charted the North Atlantic Gulf Stream currents.

Beyond his scientific endeavors, Prince Albert I was a champion of peace and justice, implementing profound political, economic, and social reforms. A modern democrat, he provided Monaco with its first constitution, setting the stage for the principality's future development. Inspired by his intellectual curiosity and enduring spirit of adventure, Prince Explorer gin pays homage to this extraordinary leader.

Prince Explorer Monaco Gin stands as the first gin to earn the prestigious top spot on BS Management's exclusive list. Its unparalleled craftsmanship, inspired by the adventurous spirit of Prince Albert I of Monaco, and its exquisite balance of Mediterranean citrus and select peppercorns, make it a truly exceptional spirit. As we continue our journey through the world of spirits, Prince Explorer sets a new benchmark for excellence. That's why this selection is number one for BS Management. Additionally, a portion of the profits from Prince Explorer is dedicated to ocean conservation efforts, aligning with commitment to environmental sustainability.

Official Links

For more details, visit Prince Explorer Official Website & Shop and check out the Wineluxe.

P.S. Prince Explorer is available at our headquarters offices, where we take a moment to relax and enjoy it with our partners and colleagues. Cheers! #BSM #BSManagement #PrinceExplorer


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