Rockpool and rainfall distillery: a spirited collaboration unveiling an exclusive gin

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Prepare to be swept away by a wave of exquisite taste as Rockpool Bar & Grill, in a thrilling collaboration with Rainfall Distillery, has created a gin that’s as unique as it is delicious.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, Rockpool, in partnership with Rainfall Distillery, is launching a custom-made gin that’s as refreshing as a crisp morning breeze. This exclusive gin will be available at all three Rockpool restaurants in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney, adding a splash of local flavour to their high-end spirits line-up.

This boutique gin is crafted from the freshest, seasonal, and high-quality produce harvested straight from Ampersand Estates in the lush Southern Forests of Western Australia, where Rainfall Distillery is nestled. It boasts a medley of rich flavours, including heirloom oranges plucked from a century-old estate tree, smoke extracted from the native Karri tree bark, yuzu lemon skin from Waterfield Farms, and juniper. Adding a unique twist, potatoes grown by farmers in Pemberton and Manjimup are included in the distillation process, reflecting Rainfall Distillery’s commitment to sustainability in the region.

The collaboration was born from a shared philosophy between Ampersand Estates, Rainfall Distillery, and Rockpool; a dedication to sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients and aligning with like-minded artisans and producers. As Corrie Scheepers, Owner of Ampersand Estates and Rainfall Distillery, explains, “Rockpool is an iconic Australian brand renowned for delivering exceptional dining experiences while demonstrating a commitment to supporting local Australian producers. This aligns perfectly with our own philosophy of spirits creation.”

The creation of this extraordinary gin was a team effort, with Rockpool Perth Head Chef Brendan Owens playing a significant role in the process. The final gin was selected for its unique charred citrus and Karri bark characteristics, which reflect Rockpool’s signature wood-fire grill flavours. Chef Brendan notes, “The subtle smokiness of the gin pairs beautifully with our wood-fire grilled steaks, particularly the David Blackmore Wagyu eye chuck. It’s a pairing I will certainly be encouraging guests to try.”

So, are you ready to embark on an unforgettable flavour journey? To celebrate the launch of this exclusive gin, Rockpool Perth is hosting a Rainfall Gin Vertical Tasting on Saturday, 7 October from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Join us for an afternoon of cocktails and canapés, all for just $99 per person.

Get ready to raise your glasses to this extraordinary collaboration between Rockpool and Rainfall Distillery! Here’s to exceptional taste, local produce, and the spirit of innovation. Cheers!