Double Gold Awards 6 X 50ML

All these metro distilleries are near their city centres. They may be Organic or run by younger guys, part of a craft brewery or linked with cocktail bars and gin events. They are all very cool … that’s showing my age. Remember enough to sip, mix and share.

About the Gins
Archie Rose Distiller Strength Gin No 54 Small Bottle

Distiller’s Strength Gin
Archie Rose Distilling Co

About the Distillery

Founded in 2014 and located in Rosebery, Sydney – just a few kilometres south of the city – Archie Rose Distilling Co. is proudly Australia’s most highly awarded distillery producing a diverse range of whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums, as well as one-off collaborations, limited releases and spirits experiences.

Founder Will Edwards, from hobbyist origins jumped the corporate ship, like convicts past. Research in the Big Apple led Will on a journey that has only just begun. Along with Dave Withers (master distiller), Nigel Weisbaum (sales and marketing), Harriett Leigh (Venue Manager) and a host of other vital cogs in the ARD wheel, they have got business humming. Dave is a third generation wine man, born to rebel. He swapped from scrubbing huge, dirty wine vats to the hypnotic shine of a still. Nigel’s indulgence in global spirits, parties, bars and entertaining have not taken a toll. Although still young he is relatively speaking, the “old man” of the team. His bartending resume makes him the perfect or seller/cellar. Harriet was serving G&T’s as early as the age of 4. Maybe that was why she was deported (!) from the UK to this convict land.

Tasting Notes

Served here to compare with yesterday’s gin. This is overproof, packed with 16 individually distilled botanicals, including fresh pears from Orange (NSW), rose petals, elderflower and distilled honey direct from the distillery rooftop beehives. Distinguished, complex and intense, perfect for those who love bold gin.

Try with soda and a slice of pear, in a classic G&T or mix in bold classics such as a Negroni, Last Word or a Gin Old Fashioned.

Lawrenny Estate 1818 Settlers Gin No 86 Small Bottle

1818 Settlers Gin
Lawrenny Estate Distillery

About the Distillery

The story of Lawrenny commenced as early as 1818, established by one of the most colourful characters in the history of Van Diemen’s Land, the colonial cattle tycoon, Lt. Edward Lord. At the time comprising of approximately 80,000 acres, Lawrenny Estate became renowned for farming premium cattle and sheep stocks as well as abundant fields of Wheat, Barley and Hops. In 1991, the Mace Family took over the once majestic estate. Since purchasing Lawrenny, they have returned the property to its former glory of luscious gardens, fertile pastures and breading Black Angus beef cattle that are among the finest in the world.

Tasting Notes

Bold juniper followed by herbal notes from the estate’s own rosemary, intertwined with caraway freshness. Find the warming spices of pimento berry and cassia bark. A mild and unique smokiness comes from the intense botanical brown cardamom that also graces, but doesn’t dominate, the finish. Key botanicals: brown cardamom, caraway seed, elderberry, red apple and rosemary. Serve with a slice of orange provides a fresh citrus nose that accompanies the bold palate well.

Cape Byron Distillery Brookie's Byron Dry Gin No 42 Small Bottle

Brookies Dry Gin
Cape Byron Distillery

About the Distillery

In the hinterland of Byron Bay from atop the family farm, the sun is rising behind the lighthouse. Nestled in the middle of the farm, amongst the macadamia trees and decades-long regenerated subtropical rainforest, is the peaceful distillery. Absolute paradise. Cape Byron Distillery is building a heritage, continuing to regenerate the environment for generations to come. However, this is not a tourism brochure, so let’s talk gin. Here the spirit captures native local flavours and infuses them into a new calibre of gin.

The birth of Brookie’s Gin came about through a serendipitous union of the Brook family (Pam, Martin, Will & Eddie) and Jim McEwan, of Islay, Scotland, the world’s most awarded distiller (creator of The Botanist Gin, former Master Distiller of Bruichladdich and Hall of Fame Distiller). In 1988 Pam & Martin Brook purchased 96 acres of run down, cleared dairy farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay and their life’s work has been to bring life back to their land. They planted 4,000 Macadamia’s and over 35,000 rainforest trees to help regenerate the area. Eddie has worked in the spirit industry all his life and gave an Australia wide tour to Jim while he was still with Bruichladdich. An instant family value bond was born and the distillery & Brookie’s gin came to life.

Tasting Notes

Handcrafted on the family farm & distilled with 26 botanicals, 18 of which are native to the Byron Bay region, foraged from the heart of the nearby rainforest. These include: Byron sunrise finger limes, aniseed and cinnamon myrtle, macadamia, native river mint, native raspberry & more. A perfectly balanced combination of the finest regional botanicals in a classic gin. Some fun facts about Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin. Serving suggestion: Fantastic G&T, but so many other suggestions on their website

West Wind Cutlass Printed Bg Bottle Small

The Cutlass
The West Winds Gin

About the Distillery

The secret to The West Winds story is buried within their name. The wind and the waves are at the heart of everything they do, because they honour the ocean breezes that brought sailors and explorers across the Indian Ocean to the West Coast of Australia.

Their journey set sail in 2010, when they threw caution to the winds and embarked to create a range of gins to rival the best in the world. Their first gins, The Cutlass and The Sabre and more recently, The Broadside, have all been awarded Australia’s Champion Gin while the Cutlass and The Broadside have also been proclaimed Champion Gin in international competitions.

Tasting Notes

A beautifully aromatic gin with Australian character. Combines traditional juniper with Australian elements, including cinnamon myrtle, lemon myrtle and Australian bush tomato. A grassy, green, herbaceous characteristic due to the greater amounts of fresh coriander root than citrus, followed soft sweet umami notes of the bush tomato. Almost cocoa and sun-dried tomato characteristics.

It has a creamy, white pepper mouth feel. It is the most awarded Australian gin. Pronounced lime flavours more than lemon makes this gin better to use in lime bases cocktails. Serving Suggestion: Great for sipping with ice, but a G&T with lime is sublime. Try also as a Gimlet or Southside cocktails.

West Wind Broadside Printed Bg Bottle Small

The Broadside
The West Winds Gin

About the Distillery

The secret to The West Winds story is buried within their name. The wind and the waves are at the heart of everything they do, because they honour the ocean breezes that brought sailors and explorers across the Indian Ocean to the West Coast of Australia.

Their journey set sail in 2010, when they threw caution to the winds and embarked to create a range of gins to rival the best in the world. Their first gins, The Cutlass and The Sabre and more recently, The Broadside, have all been awarded Australia’s Champion Gin while the Cutlass and The Broadside have also been proclaimed Champion Gin in international competitions.

Tasting Notes

A pronounced soft lemon/lemon thyme/lemon verbena note. Tea & celery on the nose with almost briny character, this come from the use of sea parsley, a unique native Australian flora. Harvested at the mouth of a nearby river. As well as the botanical mix, this gin is finished with sea water from the same river, adding ‘textures’, helping heighten taste buds and increase the sensory experience. 58% ABV

Keep it simple... sip it straight up on a cold winters evening, appreciate its “full-on” flavour in a dry Martini with a grapefruit twist or treat yourself to an explosive G&T with a slice of lemon.

Four Pillars Rare Dry No 80 Small Bottle

Rare Dry Gin
Four Pillars Distillery

About the Distillery

“G” was not the plan.  The idea was to make a kick-ass “T”.  However, in for a penny, in for a pound, so everything headed the way of Dutch courage.  Now Four Pillars are fully committed to gin with the aim is to elevate the craft of distilling and celebrate the art of cocktail making. Why Four?  They are the Stills, the Botanicals, the Water and a little bit of Love. Do they have a lingering desire for a tonic? Only to mix another Rare Dry G&T and ponder what could have been.

Stu is a consummate marketing and PR professional with the liquor industry flowing through his veins. While being the voice of Four Pillars, Stu has a mighty fine palate. Matt is passionate about storytelling, “experiences”, design and all things beautiful.  His background in branding and marketing vital in channelling his passions into the business. Cam is the distiller and his resume leaves the mouth agape – to fill with gin.  A veteran within the wine industry, Olympian, guru, educator, benefactor and locavore (definition: mad about local food). Cam is an all-round overachiever yet humble enough to polish a still.  The heart and soul of Four Pillars.

Tasting Notes

True modern Australian gin with 10 botanicals, including lemon myrtle, Tasmanian pepperberry leaf, and whole oranges in the botanical basket. This is the heart and soul gin of this distillery and best served in a simple G&T to really let the gin shine, garnished with a slice of orange.

Double Gold Awards

Gin Pack

Archie Rose Distiller Strength Gin No 54 Small Bottle
Lawrenny Estate 1818 Settlers Gin No 86 Small Bottle
Cape Byron Distillery Brookie's Byron Dry Gin No 42 Small Bottle
West Wind Cutlass Printed Bg Bottle Small
West Wind Broadside Printed Bg Bottle Small
Four Pillars Rare Dry No 80 Small Bottle

A gin tasting pack of 6 x 50ml small gin bottles

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