The Reserve is billed as “the world’s first limited edition sipping gin,” the culmination of four decades spent by Nolet Sr. to perfect the recipe. The Reserve retails for a whopping $699 for a 750ml bottle, a price that’s only slightly less jaw-dropping when you realize that one of the defining botanicals is saffron, the world’s most expensive spice. Also noteworthy is the use of verbena, revered since ancient times for its medicinal properties. After taking 40 years to create the Reserve, Nolet Sr. is likewise measured in its release, allocating it in very limited annual quantities in select markets. FIVE STAR GIN NOTHING LIKE IT , ONE OF THE FINEST SPIRIT EVER MADE.