A particularly lovely gin, and I'd go as far as to say one of my favourites from the recent range of boutique Australian gins. Copperwave Gin is distilled in the traditional London Gin method, but with one major exception. To ensure the absolute balance of the 11+ botanicals, the botanicals are distilled separately in flavour groups, then the various components are blended as would a fine wine. This ensures a high quality product, and manages seasonal variations of the botanicals. Copperwave Gin is styled as an aromatic Gin, and is prepared at the traditional 45% alc/vol.
The Botanicals include; Juniper, Coriander, Cassia, Cinnamon, Australian Lemon Myrtle, Australian Aniseed Myrtle, a selection of 3 citrus peels, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Calamus, and Sweet Flag. Copperwave opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of juniper, lemon zest and liquorice. The herbal palate is smooth and deep, filled with an earthy juniper and citrus notes. Copperwave's middle palette is long and deep flavour with a combination of juniper and the Asian spices coming through. The finish is bold but retains the spirit's brightness, and complexity. Awarded best in class at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. We think this is a wonderful Gin, but don't just take our word for it - why not try our stackable Gin selection to compare them all!?
Made for us by the Hunter Valley Distillery in New South Wales. A small distillery in a well known wine producing region, they insist on using organic ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible using traditional copper pot stills and methods.
"There was a lot happening in beer, and a bucket load of wine being produced... we wanted to do something different. And just to be more different, we opted to shake it up by going organic"
- Matt, Head Distiller
The small team at the Hunter Valley Distillery have been kicking goals of late, having secured 5 awards at this years Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards and a Gold and Silver at the San Franciso and London International Wine and Spirit Competition. Their Ginger Liqueur was also awarded at this years Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards and we will be experimenting with it in our cocktails!