Australia’s got a new gin – Grown Gin

Grown gin

Grown Spirits, a boutique gin brand known for its love of gardens and commitment to sustainability, has revealed its newest offering, Ocean Grown Gin. This unique creation is a result of a pioneering partnership with the Reef Restoration Foundation. With a vision to capture the essence of the ocean in a bottle, Grown Spirits also aims to contribute to the environment, pledging a portion of the profits from each bottle sold towards the restoration and rejuvenation of coral reefs along Australia’s stunning North Queensland coastline.

Will Miles, Co-Founder of Grown Spirits, encapsulates their sustainability ethos, stating, “When we started Grown Spirits nearly a decade ago, we were very conscious of unnecessary waste and designed the bottle to have a life beyond just single use – our wider than usual neck is an encouragement to repurpose the bottle as a vase. In 2021, we took a step further by creating Sydney’s first Gin Refill Station as a way to help with bottle waste, and now this latest release attempts to be even more active in combating our ever-changing environment.”

This Ocean-inspired gin intends to encapsulate the refreshing sensation after a dip in the sea, the lingering taste of salt on your lips, and the pleasure of a punchy beachside cocktail. On the nose, it exhibits a gentle saline character, reminiscent of a Mediterranean sea breeze, and unveils notes of olive and savoury herbs. The palate unravels a bright and refreshing flavour profile with dry citrus tones and a warm hint of spice.

Ryan Donnelly, CEO of Reef Restoration Foundation, expressed his excitement for the partnership, “We are thrilled to partner with Grown Spirits on this vital (and pretty tasty) venture. As a business we are about building reef resilience at the places we love, to inspire and invigorate communities to take action, to create a vibrant future for the Great Barrier Reef amid a changing climate. People know it’s important but hopefully partnerships like this one keep the needs of our magnificent ocean in peoples’ minds.”

Will Miles further added, “This is a coastal gin that provokes memories of holidays by the sea, while serving as a reminder to protect the ocean and the powerful, but delicate garden that grows beneath its surface.”

Ocean Grown Gin is available now for purchase online at