A real gem of an Australian Gin. Seven botanicals, including Australian natives go into making this aromatic gin, each distilled separately using the vapour infusion method. The more common cardamom is replaced with cinnamon myrtle and Illawarra plum. According to the master distiller himself, "It's a member of the conifer family and adds a nice texture". Being such a high quality gin it lends itself well to a good dry martini with lovely citrus notes.
Best for: A sublime Martini!
Phillip Moore, the owner of Distillery Botanica is a man to admire. Previously the owner of Australia's largest wholesale herb nursery, Phillip has combined his considerable distilling skills with his deep knowledge of plants and herbs. He takes years to develop many of his recipes and is unapologetic about creating products to satisfy his high standards - not to fulfil mass market ambitions. The result are exceptionally high quality products made using predominantly locally sourced ingredients. A true craftsman.
The distillery uses herbs grown on-site and uses a rare carter head style still which passes the alcohol through wire baskets containing the botanicals, capturing their essence as purely as possible.
Phillip Moore is one of Australia's most awarded and accomplished distillers. He has achieved numerous awards, including three Silver and four Gold medals at the San Francisco IWSC (the world's pre-eminent spirits show). This gin was awarded Silver, proof it is quite simply one of Australia's best gins.