The Summer Gin pack will include four of the following gins:
- McHenry Distillery – Summer Gin
Made with Local Tasmanian Saffron, this beautiful delicate Gin leaves notes of orange blossom on your palate making you feel like it’s summer! Like the saffron, the beautiful orange blossom is also steeped post distillation. It’s these flavours, combined with the recognisable smoothness of a typical McHenry’s gin, that makes this gin such a unique drop to drink. The summer release is a botanical driven gin. You won’t find the juniper, or heavier spices to be very forward here. It has a soft, light style, which is helped along by the sugar cane derived alcohol McHenry’s uses for their gins.
Bill (McHenry’s head distiller) recommends you keep this one pretty simple when drinking it. Once you’ve had an initial taste by all means crack open some tonic and pour yourself as lovely summery G&T. Garnish with lime or grapefruit (our pick is grapefruit). When it comes to cocktails Bill recommends sticking with the lime cocktail flavours like a gimlet.
- Adelaide Hills Distillery – 78 ̊Desert Strength Gin
An gin that champions modern Australian botanicals. 78 ̊ Desert strength celebrates the vast, sun-drenched deserts of central Australian and the unique food this arid environment offers. Higher proof, well balanced & bold; this gin is citrus forward, soaked with three species of house roasted wattleseed creating a golden hue & allowing incredible roasted and toasty flavours of the Australian Desert to shine through.
Best way to have it? Ice, fresh orange wheel & Mediterranean Tonic.
- Brocken Spectre – Tasmanian Summer Gin
The Tasmanian Summer Gin is infused with locally grown Saffron post distillation, giving the liquid a glossy golden hue, and allowing the full, rich flavor of the spice to create a distinct and powerful spirit.
Try this summer gin with a good tonic, fresh chilies and thyme!
- Forty Spotted – Summer Gin
This summer release is a contemporary Australian gin showcasing bright florals, complex citrus, and traditional juniper, with the colour naturally derived from Hibiscus flowers. Other key botanicals include Damascus rose, jasmine, orange, and mandarin. Bold and beautifully sweet with a great balance of citrus and rosewater over distinct juniper and coriander, the warmth of the summer sun brings the glow of a Turkish delight finish. The summer release is a very special gin for lazy summer days, when thoughts of exotic places fill our daydreams.
In a Gin & Tonic, is where the gin shines. Aim to get a decent Tonic Water like Fevertree or Capi so it doesn’t dominate the gin. You can get playful with the garnishes and think about rose petals, rosemary, fresh summer berries, or cucumber. This gin can also be enjoyed neat over ice.