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Whitley Neill’s Gin transports you straight to an English country garden

whitley neill gin

With the heightened popularity of gin over the last few years, gin lovers have been spoilt for choice when it comes to quality gins. And Whitley Neill Gin is definitely among the top picks.  Distilled in the heart of the City of London – the only distillery located smack, bang, in the City of London – Whitley Neill Gin is lovingly handcrafted and inspired by the very best flavours and ingredients from around the world.  With an extensive range that includes Grapefruit Gin, Blood Orange Gin, Raspberry Gin, Blackberry Gin, Original and Quince Gin, there is something for everyone.  The Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is said to resemble the taste of an English country garden with a tart crisp edge. The essence of rhubarb adds a tart crispness to the smooth gin base whilst the ginger extract warms the palate for a full-bodied finish. Perfect with a good quality tonic, Whitley Neill’s Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is also an excellent base for some very refreshing, summery cocktails.  Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Soda Mix 60ml of Gin into glass, add lots of ice, top with soda water, add a slice of fresh ginger and fresh mint (and a strip of rhubarb if you want to get fancy!).  A Taste of Honeycomb 45mL Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin 15mL @monin_australia Honeycomb 15mL Lemon Juice Top with @FentimansLtd Ginger Beer Dash of Islay Malt Preparation: 1. Build all in order over ice 2. Garnish with rhubarb ribbons Rhurbarb and Ginger Ginsecco Ginsecco never tasted quite… Read More

Exotic Peddlers Rare Shanghai Gin lands in Australia

Peddlers Rare Shanghai GIn

Exotic and crisp, Peddlers Rare Shanghai Gin is now officially available in Australia. With a fusion of 11 rare botanicals, this award-winning craft gin emerged from Shanghai after five years of masterful experimenting, which resulted in the perfect balance of organic botanicals that include Sichuan Pepper, Buddha’s Hand, Lotus Flower, Chinese Mint, Guangdong Liquorice, and Coriander Seeds. Peddlers Rare Shanghai Gin has been awarded Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Gold at the Chine Wine Spirits Award. And it’s proving to be quite a hit in some of the local favourites, making appearances at the more voguish venues across the nation, including the likes of Melbourne’s Kisume, Chin Chin, and Hawker Hall, and Sydney’s PS40, Mr Wong’s and Mrs G’s.  For something a little different to its European cousins, gin lovers will fall in love with Peddlers Rare Shanghai Gin’s Eastern influence. “A little over five years ago, we embarked on this wild journey to create China’s first craft gin. Since launch, the industry support and public uptake has been phenomenal, and I’m thrilled we can now bring Peddlers Gin to Australia. It’s like nothing you’ve tasted before – powerful and earthy. Perfectly paired with tonic, Peddlers also makes for an exceptional negroni or martini. Ultimately, it’s a gin that’s going to give your drink a real kick”, says founding member of Peddlers, Ryan McLeod. Peddlers Rare Shanghai Gin is now available for RRP $88.00 at leading retailers including First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars, Dan Murphy’s, and where all good spirits are… Read More

The West Winds Wild Plum Gin 2020 early release has us drooling with excitement

West Winds Gin Wild Plum_2020

With the West Winds Wild Plum Gin 2019 vintage a sell-out, it’s clear Australia’s love affair with gin is far from over. In fact, the award-winning distillery has brought forward the date for its 2020 release. Hallelujah!  Located in the gorgeous Margaret River region in Western Australia, the distillery uses native Davidson plums and Tasmanian sloe berries to create this very popular drop. This particular gin scooped five gold medals at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition; the World Gin Masters 2020; the World Gin Awards 2020; the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 as well as the Australian Gin Awards in November 2019, making it unequivocally Australia’s most awarded flavoured gin. If you love a gin with tart plum, zesty citrus and warm sweetness, then this is definitely the gin for you. In addition to the tart finish from the Davidson plums, you’ll discover a cosy sweetness thanks to banksia honey and the sloe berries, all perfectly balanced out with robust citrus notes. Established in 2010, The West Winds gin distillery is a true pioneer in Australian craft spirit production. Always pushing the boundaries, the distillery places an emphasis on product development and innovation. But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s a delicious cocktail recipe to get you started.  Wild Plum Fizz – 50ml The West Winds Wild Plum Gin – 20ml fresh lemon – 20ml sugar syrup – White of one egg – Soda Step 1: Add all but soda to cocktail tin with one cube of ice and shake. … Read More

Flavoured gin liqueurs are tipped to be the next big gin lover’s obsession

Grenall's Gin

Once upon a time, G&Ts were the drink of choice for older members of the family (think, Grandma) but over the last few years, we’ve watched the world reignite its explosive love affair with gin and now Grandma is looking pretty cool and way ahead of her time.  And there’s no sign of the gin revolution slowing down with one of Britain’s’ oldest distillers, Greenall’s, introducing two fruity flavored gin liqueurs that are guaranteed to entice established and new to gin drinkers to try something a little different.  Greenall’s Green Apple and Hibiscus Gin Liqueur: A modern flavour profile, this liqueur perfectly balances the crisp green apple, which is synonymous with English summers, with the sweet-sour tanginess of hibiscus.  Greenall’s Blood Orange, Fig and Ginger Gin Liqueur: Balancing the intense blood orange with the luscious sweetness of fig and the zest spiciness of ginger, this liqueur offers new gin consumers a taste of gin with modern and appealing, complementary flavours. The new liqueur-style gins are designed to be served with soda water; on the rocks; or with sparkling wine, adding a fruity twist to champagne cocktails. The liqueurs are only 20% alcohol as opposed to the Original London Dry Gin which is 37.50% alcohol. The Blood Orange liqueur is available for your drinking pleasure at Dan Murphy’s ($33.99) and select BWS stores ($35). At this stage, the Green Apple liqueur is only available at Dan Murphy’s. Greenall’s Green Apple Collins 50ml Greenall’s Green Apple and Hibiscus Liqueur 25ml fresh lemon juice Soda water Mint garnish… Read More

The gin to have when you’re not having a gin

CEDERS alt gin

With mindful March just around the corner, there are those who are trying to be a little healthier and more balanced by reducing their alcohol intake for the month. Then are those who are giving up alcohol all together for a variety of reasons. And then there are those good, responsible humans who regularly nominate themselves as ‘designated drivers’ (you know who you are). But just because you’ve decided it’s time to cut out the alcohol, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cool, refreshing G&T bursting with your favourite botanicals, garnished with a slice of lime.  Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about the hottest, grown-up, non-alcoholic gin alternative on the market – CEDER’S. Yes, it’s so boss, even the name of the alt-gin is all uppercase.  Produced in Sweden, CEDER’S is a distilled, non-alcoholic alt-gin created using pristine Swedish water, and rare South African and classic gin botanicals. Two of the three varieties are now available in Australia – CEDER’S Classic and CEDER’S Wild. CEDER’S Crisp is the third variety featured on the website but is not yet available in Australia.  Botanicals used to create the alt-gin include juniper, coriander, lavender, geranium, buchu, rooibos, grapefruit, ginger and clove. The result is a beautifully created alt-gin with all the traditional characters of an alcohol-based gin, without the consequences.  The ‘classic’ variety is described as floral and balanced while the ‘wild’ is spicy and intriguing. It’s best served in a gorgeous glass with a good quality tonic and a twist of your favourite fruit… Read More