Just as the tri-border region of Western Germany combines geographically and culturally to create its own unique character, so, two brothers Denis Reinhardt and Erik Wimmers started a collaboration on the banks of the River Saar with their friends Andreas Vallendar of the 200 Years old Avadis Distillery, and Dorothee Zilliken of the 300 years old Zilliken Estate winery. The Ferdinand’s Gin story began among the ancient vines in 2013.

Named after the first local Royal Prussian District Forester Forester, Ferdinand Geltz, the Ferdinand’s brand takes its inspiration from the bountiful terroir of the Saar region. A timeless design and exquisite attention to detail in the crafting of the liquid, build upon a historical legacy of fine wines from world‘s most famous Riesling wine region.

Ferdinand’s is a true labour of love from the verdant valleys and vineyards of the Saar area in Western Germany. It’s unique process and botanical profile give it a quality and personality which set it apart from all other premium gins.

Ferdinand’s is craft distilled and hand bottled at the 5th generation Avadis Distillery in the beautiful Saar-mosel region of Western Germany. At its heart is a blend of locally grown and hand-picked vineyard botanicals and herbs. It is given a final, fruity flourish with the infusion of the finest Riesling wines from the nearby Zilliken Estate – Germany’s best wine makers 2016. Together with Egon müller and JJ Prüm estate, The Zillikens are one of the Top 3 Riesling estates worldwide, wine enthusiasts are the Top target group.

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Ferdinand’s Saar Quince

$15.00 $13.50
Master Distiller Andreas Vallendar combines carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the Zilliken estate and over 30 finely balanced botanicals from the vineyards and our own cultivation. Our Saar Quince is infused with 2011er Rausch Kabinett, which in 2013 was awarded 92 points by Gault Millau and was distinguished as the best cabinet wine of the year. The Royal Prussian District Forester Ferdinand Geltz not only gave his name to this Riesling-infused Saar Dry Gin but he was also the historical co-founder of the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer growers’ group. This golden Quince from the Saar symbolises the perfect balance between sweet, sour and bitter.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin

$15.00 $13.50
An award winning range of products from the 200 year old Avadis Distillery, infused with Riesling from the 275 year old Zilliken winery; Ferdinand’s owes its name to the Prussian District Forester, Ferdinand Geltz, who also co-founded the VDP Mosel Saar Ruwer Zilliken estate, one of Germany’s finest vineyards. Carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the steep shale slopes of the Zilliken estate on the grand Saarburger Rausch site make our gin a unique taste experience. Pot still production in small batches. The raw distillate produced from their own grain is distilled several times to form the basis for a selection of 34 hand-picked herbs, spices and fruits, which are carefully macerated to produce an eau-de-vie. The addtional use of a steam infusion of freshly harvested herbs, adds unique fresh floral notes to their gin, which is rounded off with a precise measure of Schiefer Riesling. Having been left to rest for a period of 4 weeks in stoneware, Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is set to a drinking strength of 44% abv using deminerlised water, then finally bottled.
  • Ingredients : 34 regional botanicals (thyme, sloe, rose hip), pot still distilled, proprietary grain spirit made from a blend of wheat, rye and spelt, Riesling wine infused.
  • Tasting Note : Aromas of pine and juniper, pungent lavender, lemongrass, lemon meringue, vanilla and coriander

Ferdinand’s Red Vermouth

$39.00 $35.10
The world’s first vintage vermouth with riesling of a great VDP-site. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. The minerality and fruitiness of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this batch produced Vermouth wine from the Saar valley its unique lightness and elegance. Besides homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion we mainly use the botanicals which form the essential part of the Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin, in order to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. At the heart of this Vermouth are regional red fruits like the Schönberger Plum, Cranberries and specially manufactured cherrywine of the danish variety Stevensbaer. The usage of immature green walnuts gives this vermouth a multilayerd and fascinating bitterness. Grand Cru Riesling wine is infused with cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the wine and rectified concentrated grapes. The natural color is produced purely by the red fruits. There is no caramelised sugar or sugar color added.
  • Ingredients : Botanicals among others Green Walnut, Cranberry, Stevensbaer Cherry, Schönberger Plum, Wormwood, Cinnamon, Fennel, Lemon, Coriander.
  • Tasting note : Ferdinand‘s Red Vermouth reveals itself as a relatively fruity and complex representative of its category. Green walnut gives it a special kind of bitterness and creates an extraordinary flavour in combination with native red fruits.
  • Perfect Serve : Manhattan, Negroni, Vermouth & Tonic, Red Vermouth & Soda
  • Origin : Mosel, Germany

Ferdinand’s Dry Vermouth

$39.00 $35.10
The world’s first vintage vermouth with riesling of a great VDP-site. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. The minerality and fruitiness of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this batch produced Vermouth wine from the Saar valley its unique lightness and elegance. Besides homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion we mainly use the botanicals which form the essential part of the Ferdinand’s Saar dry gin, in order to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. Grand cru Riesling wine is infused with Cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the Wine and rectified concentrated grapes.
  • Ingredients : 12 botanicals including homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard Onion as well as vintage grand cru riesling.
  • Tasting note : The very first dry riesling vermouth from the Saar region; a floral yet spicy character with notes of regional herbs and blossoms, delivering a supreme drinking pleasure.
  • Perfect Serve : Dry Martini Cocktail, El Presidente, Bronx, Vermouth Highball

Ferdinand’s White Vermouth

$39.00 $35.10
The world’s first vintage vermouth with riesling of a great VDP-site. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. The minerality and fruitiness of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this batch produced Vermouth wine from the Saar valley its unique lightness and elegance. Ferdinand’s White Riesling Vermouth is carefully aged in Mosel Fuder casks, neutral German 1000 litres oak barrels, which ensures the perfect balance between the acidity and fruitiness of the Riesling and the vineyard’s botanicals. Besides homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion we mainly use the botanicals which form the essential part of the Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin, in order to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. Grand Cru Riesling wine is infused with cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the wine and rectified concentrated grapes.
  • Ingredients : 12 botanicals including homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion as well as vintage Grand Cru Riesling.
  • Tasting Note : The very first white Riesling Vermouth from the Saar region; a floral yet spicy character with notes of regional herbs and blossoms, delivering a supreme drinking pleasure.
  • Perfect Serve : Martini Cocktail, Martinez, Martini Highball, Vermouth Julep

Ferdinand’s Rose Vermouth

$39.00 $35.10
Our Riesling based Rosé Vermouth is the perfect homage to our blossom rich springs and long warm summers in the Saar valley. The bitter sweet symphony is carefully crafted with hand-picked Riesling grapes and regional botanicals such as homegrown rhubarb, red vineyard peach, grape flowers, bitter orange, cranberry, elderflower and passion flower. Cocktail ideas :  Ferdinand’s Rose Vermouth & Tonic
  • 50ml Ferdinand´s Rosé Vermouth
  • 100ml Grapefruit Tonic Water
  • Grapefruit wheel (garnish)
Pour Ferdinand’s Rose Vermouth and grapefruit tonic water into an ice-filled highball or rock glass. Gently stir together. Garnish with grapefruit wheel.

Ferdinand’s Saar Quince

$99.00 $89.10
Master Distiller Andreas Vallendar combines carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the Zilliken estate and over 30 finely balanced botanicals from the vineyards and our own cultivation. Our Saar Quince is infused with 2011er Rausch Kabinett, which in 2013 was awarded 92 points by Gault Millau and was distinguished as the best cabinet wine of the year. The Royal Prussian District Forester Ferdinand Geltz not only gave his name to this Riesling-infused Saar Dry Gin but he was also the historical co-founder of the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer growers' group. This golden Quince from the Saar symbolises the perfect balance between sweet, sour and bitter.

Ferdinand’s Vermouth – Set of 3 (200ML)

$99.00 $89.10
The perfect Set to get to know the Ferdinand‘s Vermouths Dry, White and Red! The Set includes a 20cl-bottle each. Perfect for tasting and mixing the Vermouths of Ferdinand‘s. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. Besides home-grown wormwood, lovage and allium vineale; we mainly use only the botanicals which form an integral part of the Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin for the Ferdinand’s Dry Vermouth, in order to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. Grand Cru Riesling wine is infused with cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the wine. Ferdinand’s White Vermouth is carefully aged in Mosel Fuder casks, 1000 litre neutral German oak barrels, which ensures the perfect balance between the acidity and fruitiness of the Riesling and the vineyard’s botanicals. Ferdinand’s Red Vermouth reveals itself as a relatively fruity and complex representative of its category. Green walnut gives it a special kind of bitterness and creates an extraordinary flavour in combination with native red fruits.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin

$108.00 $97.20
An award winning range of products from the 200 year old Avadis Distillery, infused with Riesling from the 275 year old Zilliken winery; Ferdinand’s owes its name to the Prussian District Forester, Ferdinand Geltz, who also co-founded the VDP Mosel Saar Ruwer Zilliken estate, one of Germany’s finest vineyards. Carefully hand-picked Riesling grapes from the steep shale slopes of the Zilliken estate on the grand Saarburger Rausch site make our gin a unique taste experience. Pot still production in small batches. The raw distillate produced from their own grain is distilled several times to form the basis for a selection of 34 hand-picked herbs, spices and fruits, which are carefully macerated to produce an eau-de-vie. The addtional use of a steam infusion of freshly harvested herbs, adds unique fresh floral notes to their gin, which is rounded off with a precise measure of Schiefer Riesling. Having been left to rest for a period of 4 weeks in stoneware, Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is set to a drinking strength of 44% abv using deminerlised water, then finally bottled.
  • Ingredients : 34 regional botanicals (thyme, sloe, rose hip), pot still distilled, proprietary grain spirit made from a blend of wheat, rye and spelt, Riesling wine infused.
  • Tasting Note : Aromas of pine and juniper, pungent lavender, lemongrass, lemon meringue, vanilla and coriander

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin Cask Strength

$138.00 $124.20
Without deviating from the fruity and floral character of the signature Dry Gin, Ferdinand’s Cask Strength is bottled at a devilish 66.6% abv. This very special bottling gives the perfect combination of potency and flavour, making it a must-stock item for the World’s best bartenders. Notes of juniper, lemon thyme and lavender predominate. The high alcohol content wonderfully emphasizes these aromas and gives extra bite to a Dry Martini.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin Goldcap

$208.00 $187.20
An award winning range of products from the 200 year old Avadis Distillery, infused with wines from the 275 year old Zilliken winery; Ferdinand’s owes its name to the Prussian District Forester, Ferdinand Geltz, who also co-founded the VDP Mosel Saar Ruwer Zilliken estate, one of Germany’s finest vineyards. Only the heart of the once-a-year distillation finds its way into Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Goldcap. Dried Riesling grapes, mirabelles, cocoa beans, acacia shoots grown in their own forest and pears from the Saar, give this exta-small batch gin a very special character of its own. Only the highest award winning Zilliken wines sold at auction, are used for the infusion. 36 regional botanicals, pot still distilled, proprietary grain spirit made from a blend of wheat, rye and spelt. Fragrant, natural notes of lavender and lemongrass, with a touch of citrus following shortly after. Flavours of lemons, limes and thyme with warming notes of ginger.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin Goldcap 2021

$208.00 $187.20
An award winning range of products from the 200 year old Avadis Distillery, infused with wines from the 275 year old Zilliken winery; Ferdinand’s owes its name to the Prussian District Forester, Ferdinand Geltz, who also co-founded the VDP Mosel Saar Ruwer Zilliken estate, one of Germany’s finest vineyards. Only the heart of the once-a-year distillation finds its way into Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Goldcap. Dried Riesling grapes, mirabelles, cocoa beans, acacia shoots grown in their own forest and pears from the Saar, give this exta-small batch gin a very special character of its own. Only the highest award winning Zilliken wines sold at auction, are used for the infusion. 36 regional botanicals, pot still distilled, proprietary grain spirit made from a blend of wheat, rye and spelt. Fragrant, natural notes of lavender and lemongrass, with a touch of citrus following shortly after. Flavours of lemons, limes and thyme with warming notes of ginger.