Foraged from the wilderness of Tasmania, this sloe gin is a true labour of love. Each fruit is painstakingly pricked multiple times to release its full potential. Allowed to steep over many months in our Classic Dry gin, the character of the humble fruit emerges.
Notes: Colour: Transparent and luminous red with pink/purple hues
Nose: Balanced marzipan with buried and faint citrus/botanicals
Taste: Lush, vibrant and sweet berry fruit – sinister and deep spiced flavours (almost like vermouth) – followed by a fine, lingering and dry finish.
Arriving in Australia, by way of India and New Zealand, in 2002, there was no digestive in sight. A little extra originality was called for and small batch processing started in earnest. Those original experiments continued and soon the entire family and some friends became involved. Herb mixtures and maceration times were varied. However, something was still missing. So, Christoph contacted a German master distiller, who accepted the family’s invitation to visit Australia. The missing piece in the puzzle was the introduction of a distillation process. In 2007 the distillery was officially incorporated, a manufacturer’s license was obtained, and true to tradition a German-made copper pot still was imported. Then the real journey began – from creating a premium harvest digestive to multiple award-winning gins.