Details on this distillery coming soon.
I must start with – I don’t like Earl Grey tea. I never have. So, I was totally blown away by how much I am in love with the G & Tea Breakfast Gin. I had it on a little ice with a slice of lemon. This is a dreamy special kind of iced tea with the warmth coming from the alcohol instead of hot water. When you remove the top from the bottle and inhale- you get an abundance of lovely honey notes. Honestly, I get no juniper here whatsoever and I don’t really mind. This is warming and comforting and a fabulous way to begin a brunch. I look forward to playing with it to create a breakfast martini. The Rare Dry Gin, a London style gin is bursting with citrus flavours. They would be the orange and Lemon myrtle and they mix with some familiar and some not so familiar botanicals being juniper, coriander, caraway, cucumber, native muntrie and pepper berry. I tried mine with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and one of the recommended garnishes- a twist of orange zest and rosemary but I would like try the other, a wedge of lime with fresh thyme next time as I can see how that would also go well with this. I did enjoy the bold citrus which makes for a very refreshing drink, it reminds me of dessert, like a moist citrus cake but without the sweetness. I can’t wait to try this with the recommended garnish of mango and cracked black pepper when mangoes are back in season. I look forward to visiting the distillery next time I am in Adelaide as McLaren Vale is my favourite SA wine region and not far from my Mum’s place. ABV 43%. I have the 200ml bottles which came in a 3 pack for $100 AUD. It makes it a little pricey but then it always is when you buy the smaller bottles and the bottles are attractive and recyclable packaging is very appreciated. You can purchase the full size 700ml bottles for $80 AUD each which makes the price more reasonable and on par with other gins of this quality