McHenry Distillery

Navy Strength 57%

  • Origin: Mount Arthur; Port Arthur, Tasmania
  • Producer/Distiller: William McHenry Distillery / Bill McHenry
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Liqueurs
  • website: https://mchenrydistillery.com.au/

Description: This award winning London Dry Navy Strength style of gin comes from the family-owned and operated distillery. The southernmost located distillery in Australia this distillery is proud of its clean and pristine air and water sources.

Tasting notes: Juniper and citrus notes balanced with coriander seeds, cardamom, orris root, and star anise. Smooth mouthfeel, and solid length all the way through. A boozy punch makes for a well made wet martini.

Mount Uncle Distillery

Botanic Australis Gin 40%

  • Origin: Walkamin; North Queensland
  • Producer/Distiller: Mt. Uncle Distillery / Mark Watkins
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, Cane Spirit, rum, Whiskey/Whisky, Liqueurs
  • Website: https: //www.mtuncle.com/home

Description: This gin comes from North Queensland’s first distillery and is located in the Artherton Tablelands at the foothills of Mt. Uncle surrounded by banana plantations. This particular gin resembles a London Dry style though has strong emphasis on Native and Australian ingredients.
Tasting notes: Juniper forward, followed through with lemon and mint and closed off by a herbaceous and peppery note to finish.

Loch Brewery & Distillery

Loch Distillery Small Batch Gin 41%

  • Origin: Loch; South Gippsland, Victoria
  • Producer/Distiller: Craig Johnson, Loch Brewery & Distillery
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, liqueuers, Beer.
  • Website: https://www.lochbrewery.com.au/shop/

Description: Starting commercial production in March 2014 from a small brewery/distillery located in the country town of Loch, in South Gippsland, Australia. Using Portuguese crafted copper pot stills, the spirit is grape based and features traditional botanicals.

Tasting notes: Curry leaf, white pepper, juniper and turmeric over citrus, followed by mildly peppery citrus peel and juniper and a smooth finish.

West Winds Distillery

The West Winds Maidenii Voyage 45%

  • Origin: Margaret River; Western Australia
  • Producer/Distiller: James Clarke, Jeremy Spencer, Jason Chan & Paul White
  • Production: Gin
  • website: https://thewestwindsgin.com/

Description: West Australian gin distillers The West Winds launched a limmited relaes series aged in variouse oak barrels. The first barrel aged expression to be released is the Maidenii Voyage. The name plays on the concept of “maiden voyage” and has been created in tandem with Australian Vermouth producers, Maidenii, using their Sweet Vermouth barrel.

Tasting Notes: An Australian-style vermouth it features wormwood, strawberry gum, river mint and wattle seed.

Applewood Distillery

Applewood Gin 44%

  • Origin: Gamaracha; Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  • Producer/Distiller: Applewood Distillery / Brendon and Laura Carter
  • Kinfolk: Unico Zelo, Harvest, Okar Nation
  • Production: Gin, Whisky, Brandy, Amaro, Wine
  • Website: https://www.applewooddistillery.com.au

Description: Being wine makers Ben and Laura have a strong connection to the soil and the taste of place unique to where they reside. Embracing native ingredients and paying homage to the agrarian and indigenous cultures of Australia they hope to introduce a new audience to what they see as unique to Australia and its people. A myriad of native citrus and 18 other botanicals go into this delicious product that comes about with a strong creative and industrious side to their personalities.

Tasting notes: Peppermint Gum Leaf, Wild Thyme, Pepperberry, Wattleseed, Anise Myrtle, Macadamia and Juniper.

Adelaide Hills Distillery

78 Degrees Gin 42%

  • Origin: Nairne; Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  • Producer/Distiller: Adelaide Hills Distillery / Sasha La Forgia
  • Kinfolk: The Hills Cider Co, Mismatch Brewing Co, Something Wild Beverages
  • Production: Gin, Vodka, Rum, Amaro, Cider, Beer
  • Website: https://www.adelaidehillsdistillery.com.au

Description: Named 78 Degrees after the boiling point of alcohol, born of a handmade still built by the distiller himself and founded in 2014. Sacha is passionate about crafting spirits using Australian produce and values quality above all else. A wine maker by profession Sacha was inspired to start his own thing in Adelaide after year for traveling and working wine vintages through Europe. 2015 saw the launch of Sachas first product 78 degrees.

Vapour-infused, the grape based alcohol is boiled until vapours pass through the 12 botanicals (Juniper, coriander, fresh orange, lemon, and lime peel, star anise, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, black and green peppercorn, and orris root.

Tasting notes: Juniper forward on the nose backed up by fresh citrus, with a hint of cinnamon and coriander. On the palate, it is bright with citrus, slightly grassy and leads into deep earthy and spicy flavours, finishing with pepper.

Something Wild Beverages

Adelaide Hills Distillery Australian Green Ant Gin 42%

  • Origin: Nairne; Adelaide Hills, South
  • AustraliaProducer/Distiller: Together with Adelaide Hills Distillery (Sasha La Forgia), Something Wild Beverages (Mortlop Family)
  • Kinfolk: Something Wild Providore, Adelaide Hills Distillery, Mismatch Brewing Co
  • Production: Gin, Beer, Providore of Australian Native Ingredients
  • website: https://www.somethingwildbeverages.com.au

Description: Traditionally sourced for their protein and medicinal benefits, Green Ants display vibrant flavours of Lime and Coriander. This unique bush tucker is hand harvested in the Northern Territory by the Motlop family of the Larrakia people. Other botanicals include Boobiala (Native Juniper), Finger Lime, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Pepper Berry

Tasting Notes: Crystal clear. Lemonade gelato and lime juice over piney juniper. Air contact adds hints of white pepper and coriander. Soft, fluffy delivery is almost oily. Bright lemon-lime gelato flavours, mint leaf and warming spices to finish.

Distillery Bobanica

Distillery Botanica 42%

  • Origin: Erina; New South Wales
  • Producer/Distiller: Phillip Moore
  • Kinfolk: Mr Black Spirits
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, Liqueurs
  • Website: https://distillerybotanica.com

Description: Distillery Botanica gin is lovingly handcrafted in picturesque gardens on the central coast, NSW Australia. It’s here that botanicals are hand-picked and grown to give the gin its distinctive character. Considered a new world style of Gin the Gin is inspired by Australian summer gardens and a passion for botanicals.

Tasting notes: Murraya, Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Orange Blossom

Young Henry’s

Young Henry’s Noble Cut 40%

Description: Beer lovers from first meeting Richard Adamson and Oscar Mcmahon started Young Henrys in 2012 after discussions around the demise and lack of creativity in the Australian beer scene. They wanted to create something adventurous, innovative and fun. Located in central Newtown, Sydney the evolution of their beer endeavours led them to also distilling a gin with a similar mind set.

Fermented grain, distilled twice, then infused with everything that gives gin its classic botanical characters; juniper, coriander, orange peel, cassia bark, liquorice root and angelica root plus a a twist of Enigma hops are added to the basket to give complexity. Australian pepper berry and bush tomato along with cascara and Australian grown sencha.

Tasting notes: Creamy entry with piney juniper, pepper and later citrus gelato adding sweetness. Lemon lozenge and pepper aftertaste.

Stone Pine Distillery

Stone Pine Native Blend Dry Gin 40%

Description: Established in 2008 Proprietors, Bev and Ian Glen have their roots in the Scottish brewing and distilling industry. They moved to Australia complete with children and dog in 2006 with the aim of establishing Bathurst’s first micro distillery. Bev, with her background in running various Edinburgh pubs, manages the Cellar Door, while Ian is the distiller. He is a biochemist and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot-Watt University. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and has spent his entire career in the malting, brewing and distilling industry.

Tasting notes: A light entry builds into a medium bodied, citrus and coriander accented profile. Good balance. Closes mildly chalky, tangy, peppery and vibrant.

Archie Rose Distillery

Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin 42%

  • Origin: Rosebery; Sydney, NSW
  • Producer / distiller: Archie Rose Distillery / Will Edwards & Dave Withers
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, Whisky
  • website: https://archierose.com.au

Description: Produced from twice carbon-filtered Sydney water and Australian wheat. First Sydney based distillery since 1853 (Est 2013). Together with Master Distiller Dave Withers and six strong distilling team they are responsible for producing an award-winning range of gins, vodkas, whiskies and rums. Fourteen traditional and native botanicals go into the gin, each uniquely infused and individually distilled in a 300L handmade copper pot still.

Tasting Notes: Accented by native Australian botanicals, including Blood Lime, Dorrigo Pepperleaf, Lemon Myrtle and River Mint. All underpinned by pronounced juniper.

Manly Spirits Co

Manly Spirits Co Australian Dry Gin 43%

  • Origin: Manly; Sydney New South Wales
  • Producer / Distiller: Manly Spirits Co / David Whittiker & Tim Stones
  • Kinfolk: North Fort Whisky
  • Production: Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Liqueurs
  • website: https://manlyspirits.com.au

Description: Manly, situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney is a world famous Australian landmark. It is one of the most renowned beaches for surfing and is incredibly unique. Founders David, Vanessa and the Manly Spirits Co. team create Australian Gins, Botanical Vodkas and Whiskies that rival the best in the world taking much of their inspiration from the stunning surrounding marine environment of the New South Wales coastline. Manly Spirits Co. Distillery Gin range is distilled, bottled and labelled by hand. The gin is crafted using a considered blend of sustainably foraged marine botanicals, Australian native and more traditional gin botanicals. The Australian Dry Gin consists of Sea lettuce, Pepper Leaf, Anise Myrtle, Finger Lime, Orange Peel to name a few.

Tasting Notes: Using only the purest Australian wheat spirit, the gin showcases a bright, fresh citrus nose, balanced with gentle peppery notes on the palate to deliver a rounded, lingering finish.

Poor Toms

Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin 41.3%

Description: Two creative dudes (Jesse Kennedy & Griffen Blumer) and an experienced distiller (Marcel Thompson) that knows what he’s doing started Poor Toms for a more adventurous life away from typical urban city dwelling lifestyles and office jobs. The Sydney Dry Gin is unlike any other and is closser to a New World Gin than London Dry. 10 botanicals steeped in Australian wheat spirit, which is then distilled in a little German copper still. It is an easy drinking gin – delicate, fresh, and floral. They now have a sweet little bar on the distillery location also.

Tasting Notes: A classic juniper backbone complimented by fresh green apple, native strawberry gum leaf, and chamomile

Cape Byron Distillery

Brookies Dry Gin 46 %

  • Origin: Mcleods Shoot, Northern Hinterland, New South Wales
  • Producer / Distiller: Cape Byron Distillery / Eddie Brook & Jim McEwan
  • Production: Gin, Liqueurs
  • website: https://www.capebyrondistillery.com

20 million years ago a dramatic volcanic eruption centred around Mt Warning in Northern NSW, spewed liquid Magna over a vast area that stretched from Lismore in the South to the Nightcap Ranges in the North. The building blocks for the largest subtropical rainforest in Australia, the Big Scrub, was born. Within 10 years of first white settlement the rainforest had been destroyed, today only 1% remains. Cape Byron Distillery lies within the very heart of this once mighty rainforest and is a proud supporter of the Big Scrub Landcare (BSL) group, whose mission is to preserve what is left and encourage other landowners to plant subtropical trees. The subtropical rainforest of the Northern Rivers is home to a plethora of unique edible native species and botanicals…the perfect pantry for creating a world-class Gin. Hand-crafted on our farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Brookie’s Dry Gin is a beautifully balanced combination of the finest regional botanicals in a truly classic gin.

Tasting Notes: combination of Citrus notes, led by Aniseed and Cinnamon Myrtle in harmony with a lively drift of Finger and Blood Limes that awakens and stimulates the olfactory system which rejoices in the purity of their aromas. A brilliant combination of Licorice, Aniseed and Wild Ginger captivate and totally seduce the palate, which is not complaining, it’s totally captivated. However after some 15 minutes of sipping a brilliant beguiling flavour of native Raspberries dusted with Macadamias emerged bringing a fabulous contrast to the above.

Southern Wild Distillery

The Dasher + Fisher label is named for the two rivers that run from the mountains to the pristine coast of Tasmania’s north-west. Together they form the water supply for three very different gins created by George Burgess at the Southern Wild Distillery. With years of technical expertise as a food scientist, he now spends his time foraging for botanicals or sourcing ingredients from local producers. His gins aim to reflect both place and season.

All three have in common a trio of Tasmanian botanicals: pepperberry, lavender and wakame seaweed. Distiller George Burgess, then blends these base botanicals with additional native ingredients, sourced from local growers, to give each gin its distinctive profile.

Dasher & Fisher Ocean Gin 42%

This edition makes use of juniper, pepperberry, rose, chamomile, lavender, orris root and Tasmanian Wakame seaweed resulting in a clean, salty style. Perfect for a dry Martini, it also makes a wonderfully complex G&T garnished with fresh radish slices.

Tasting note: Clear. Engaging scents of cut grass, kelp, rock pools counterpointed by delicate floral notes and hints of chamomile tea. A creamy, low-spice gin with well rounded flavours of piney juniper, brine, pepper and a tangy, fresh, warming finish. Super coastal character.

Dasher & Fisher Meadow Gin 45%

This Gin includes fifteen botanicals such as oranges, wild Tasmanian herbs and flowers as well as sage, cardamon, wild fennel, lavender, bay leaf, rosemary and juniper.

Tasting note: Clear. Intense aromas of white pepper, lime juice, woody juniper and potpourri. Follows through with flavours of pepper/dried herbs and orange peel. Finishes spicy, peppery, warm and with excellent persistence..

Dasher & Fisher Mountain Gin 45%

A Tassie riff on the classic London Dry. This full bloodied, juniper-smack takes in 11 botanicals with a starring role given to the native pepperberries harvested from the foothills of the Blue Tier, as well as herbs found on the way to Cradle Mountain. Super fragrant with alpine freshness.

Tasting note: Ripe, juniper-forward bouquet is menthol-fresh with aromas of pine needle, pepper and sea spray; follows through to a concentrated, medium dry burst of fresh juniper, black pepper and liquorice root with a coriander accented finish. Ends pleasingly spicy, balanced and long.

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