Pretty much every day of the year is Gin Day for me, but World Gin Day gives us an excellent excuse to bring everyone together to celebrate our collective love for our favourite spirit.
I’m fortunate enough to receive lots of different gins to try from the best distilleries and I love being able to share some of those with you. Previous competitions have only had one or two winners, but the World Gin Day 2017 competition is MASSIVE. I have FIFTEEN, yes FIFTEEN prizes up for grabs, raising your odds of winning considerably!
TAKE A LOOK!
Poltergeist Gin Unfiltered (RRP $90)
Poltergeist is the first Tasmanian gin to win Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Awards, an extraordinary achievement from the beautiful Shene Estate distillery.
Patient Wolf Gin (RRP $90)
A bottle of Brunswick’s own. Patient Wolf has garnered lots of attention since it’s launch. Dave and Matt have used a beautiful Muller still to create their gin which features Tonka bean as an unusual botanical.
Garden Tiger Gin (RRP $84.99)
An incredible contemporary gin, Capreolus Garden Tiger Dry Gin is made in Gloucestershire using an impressive 34 botanicals, of which most are secret. Two that are revealed are fresh Sicilian blood orange zest and lime-tree flowers. Winner of the Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Year 2017.
Old Youngs Six Seasons Gin (RRP $80)
Old Youngs Distillery from WA is the quiet achiever in the world of Australian gin. Aside from winning a slew of medals at the American Distilling Institute Awards this year, it also won Distillery of the Year (alongside Hoochery) at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.
The gin is inspired by the Six Seasons of the Noongar people who have inhabited the Southwest of Western Australia for millennia. Working in conjunction with a local bush food expert and an acclaimed Noongar chef renowned for his creative use of native produce – Six Seasons was conceived using 3 traditional gin botanicals and 6 native botanicals, including juniper myrtle and thryptomene flowers which are unique to this gin. The result is a savoury, herbal, almost earthy gin.
This limited edition sold out extremely quickly and this bottle is from master distiller James Young’s personal collection.
The Weaver (RRP $89)
One of the best savoury Australian gins on the market, The Weaver comes in at 50% ABV, packing a flavoursome punch. It’s the perfect gin if you love martinis.
Red Hen Gin (RRP $72.68)
Just four months after launching Red Hen Gin won a gold medal in the Contemporary Gin category at the 2017 Australian Distilled Spirit Awards, and it was also crowned Champion Small Batch Spirit in Australia!
G’Vine Gin (RRP $84.99)
A beautiful contemporary gin, G’Vine is made with the flowers of the grapevine that bloom for only 10 days. These are collected, steeped in alcohol and then added the other distilled botanicals that make this deliciously floral gin.
Archie Rose X Horisumi – Winter Edition (RRP $99)
Horisumi – Winter is the second release in a series of four rare gins made in collaboration with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal (Horisumi), each inspired by a different Japanese season.
Botanicals used include; Tasmanian kombu, Australian Fuji apples and, in a first for Archie Rose, the infusion of two Japanese green teas – aromatic sencha and savoury genmaicha.
East London Liquor Company Gin (RRP $79.99)
East London Liquor Company Dry Gin is a terrifically balanced and tasty gin that offers great versatility at an affordable price.
Animus Distillery Arboretum Gin (RRP $115)
Animus Distillery caused quite a stir at Junipalooza Melbourne in 2016 where they launched their 3 gins. Arboretum in particular was very well-received. A complex herbaceous gin that features a range of local estate-grown ingredients: Fresh strawberry gum leaf, lemon thyme, rosemary, oranges and native bush tomato sit alongside the classic gin notes of bold juniper, coriander seed, and citrus. It’s easy to see why this won a Silver Medal at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards 2017.
Melbourne Gin Company Gin (RRP $69.99)
Master Distiller, Andrew Marks, distills each botanical individually in an alembic copper-pot still. He blends these together to create Melbourne Dry Gin using his skills as a winemaker to balance the elements to perfection.
Kilderkin Barrel-Aged Gin (RRP $95)
The first release of a barrel-aged gin from Kilderkin Distillery in Ballarat. Made with their London Dry Gin (Scoundrel) it has been carefully aged in small American Oak Barrels. Ageing softens the juniper, but seems to lift the other botanicals including the coriander, orris, angelica, and green and brown caradamom. The gin is soft and smooth with oaky nuances.
Brookie’s Gin (RRP $74.99)
New kid on the block, Brookie’s gin is a fantastic Australian gin bursting with native botanicals from Byron Bay created with former Master Distiller of The Botanist, Jim McKean.
Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin (RRP $85.00)
Do I really need to say anything about this gin? What started as a random experiment (Master distiller, Cam, wanted to see what would happen if he steeped Shiraz grapes in gin) has now grown into a best-seller beloved by all who taste it. This year’s vintage even crashed the Four Pillars website due to overwhelming demand. Absolutely thrilled to be offering this as part of the World Gin Day Competition 2017.
Gilbert & George Gin Brooch and Lip Balm from the Gin Queen store!
I’ve loved the response the Gin Queen store and these two items have been really popular!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Terms and Conditions
- One entry per person
- Competition is open to over 18s only
- Winners will be drawn at random and allocated a number and will be matched to the corresponding number allocated to each prize.
- Prizes cannot be swapped
- Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
- Competition closes midnight 18th June. Winners will be notified via email.