The Gin Queen is 5!

Woo weeee, I can’t believe it! The Gin Queen is 5! I started this little space to share my love of gin and to offer up ideas on how to drink it, other than in a G&T.

When I began this venture back in 2013, the gin wave was building and there were only around 6 Australian gins available, including West Winds, Stone Pine Distillery, Distillery Botanica and Mount Uncle. Now look!

I could not have foreseen the amazing experiences this little website has brought me.

From meeting gin-lovers from all over Australia, to spending time with talented and supportive distillers, hosting dinners, tours, masterclasses, gin and cheese tastings emcee’ing award ceremonies and judging them too! I am super-proud of the success that is Junipalooza Melbourne and am grateful that I get to work with the Gin Foundry team on this incredible event.

Meeting Desmond Payne, Master Distiller, Beefeater Gin
With Leslie Gracie, Master Distiller of Hendrick’s gin

 

Junipalooza 2017

 

Another fantastic event with some of my favourite Australian distillers!

It’s been quite a ride and one I intend to keep driving as we see the Australian distilling industry thrive!

I want to thank every single one of you who has read, shared, and commented on my posts here, and on social media, or sent me a question, or come to one of my events.

YOU are the reason I’m celebrating 5 years!

To that end, and as a fitting way to round off the 12 Days of Gin-Mas, I’m offering up one last giveaway for ONE lucky reader.

The prize contains:

Stone Pine Distillery Decade Gin.

Ian set up Stone Pine Distillery 10 years ago! Ian has created this special gin as a memento of his incredible achievement as a stalwart of the Australian Distilling industry.

As with Ian’s other gins this is a juniper forward, classic dry style gin with traditional botanicals blended with natives, it features juniper, lemon myrtle, saltbush, orris, coriander, angelica, licorice, finger lime, black pepper and ironbark.

Melbourne Gin Company’s Single Shot gin.

Possibly the most anticipated gin the year. Since launching Melbourne Gin Company in 2013, we’ve waited with bated breath to see if Andrew Marks would release another gin.  Not one to rush the process – he’s a perfectionist, after all – Andrew settled on this Single Shot gin with a completely new recipe.  Even before officially launching this month, Single Shot was already awarded a prestigious Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards.

Brogan’s Way Royal Blood Navy Strength gin

Brogan’s Way Distillery opened a couple of month’s ago and I am really impressed with distiller Brogan Carr’s work. She’s one of the few distillers in Australia to have completed the prestigious Heriot-Watt University MSc. in Brewing and Distilling, and making the three different Brogan’s Way gins was part of her thesis.

Royal Blood has a bit of a kick – well at 57.2% ABV, what would you expect?  Herbal aromas and flavours from the rosemary and bay leaf are seasoned with Australian sea parsley, saltbush and roasted wattle seed giving plenty of good mouthfeel.

Farmer’s Wife gin

Kylie Sepos is the brains behind this gin. The distillery is based on the family farm in Ellsworth, New South Wales and Kylie has incorporated a mix of traditional and native botanicals, including anise myrtle, lemon myrtle and native sage to create her gin.

Aviation gin (Ryan Reynolds not included)

Aviation gin was the first gin in the what was once called ‘New World’ category. We now refer to this style of gins as ‘contemporary’. It’s made with juniper,cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel.

What sets it apart is (in the distiller’s words) a democratic use of botanicals, meaning that juniper is not dominant and that a more even weight is given to each one.

Demeter Gin & Tonic Cologne

Demeter Fragrance Library Gin & Tonic Cologne Spray 30ml

Tatty Devine Gilbert and George Gin Necklace

Tatty Devine Gilbert and George Gin Necklace

Love and Victory pins

One each of the fabulous Love and Victory cocktail pins!

 

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

T&Cs

Open to Australian, UK and NZ residents only.

Winner will be selected by me by Friday 14th December

Only one entry per person – and yes I do check!

Over 18s only.

Eleventh Day of Gin-Mas

The penultimate day (sad face) of the 12 Days of Gin-Mas, which gin will you choose? The Eleventh Day of Gin-Mas is here!

Jensens gin

This is a delicate, smooth and pure London distilled dry gin, made only with the botanicals that were utilised in London during the early to mid-20th century. Less juniper-centric than many contemporary gins, Jensens gin showcases a range of classic, savoury and aromatic gin botanicals like orris, liquorice root, angelica seed and acacia.

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Imbue Distillery Suburban Gin

Founders of Imbue Distillery, Mel and Mick Sheard share 30 years experience in Melbourne’s food industry from retail to wholesale, bakeries, catering & hatted restaurants.

Now they’ve turned their attention to gin, enjoying pushing the boundaries on flavour. Suburban gin is made using botanicals from the suburb where they live and includes blackberry, fennel, dandelion and prickly pear.

Follow Imbue Distillery on Facebook and Instagram.

Red Hen Gin

The three Vallelonga brothers and their best mate Luke, set up Red Hen Distilling in 2016 and won the Champion Small Batch Gin Award at the Australian Distilled Spirits Award within a month.

Native muntrie berries, local citrus and peppercorn give this gin a bright, vibrant flavour.

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Manly Coastal Citrus

Plenty of citrus in this gin to boost your gin and tonic, including lemon aspen, sea parsley, lemon myrtle, fresh coriander leaf, and meyer lemon.

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Seppeltsfield Road Distillers House gin

A modern gin with layers of fresh citrus. Features chamomile,locally grown lavender and cornflower.

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Farmer’s Wife Autumn Dry gin

Kylie Sepos is the brains behind this gin. The distillery is based on the family farm in Ellsworth, New South Wales and Kylie has incorporated a mix of traditional and native botanicals, including anise myrtle, lemon myrtle and native sage to create her gin.

Follow Farmer’s Wife Distillery on Facebook and Instagram.

Reed & Co. Distilling Remedy gin

Created by two chefs, Hamish and Rachel, Remedy gin is all about flavour. Wild & native botanicals result in a distinctively Australian Gin. Pronounced Juniper, eucalyptus, pine and followed by a rounded finish of green tea, shiso & honey.

Follow Reed & Co. Distilling on Facebook and Instagram.

Lawrenny Distilling Van Diemen’s gin

Using botanicals grown within Lawrenny’s own orchard, including strawberries,almonds, and  lime flowers. The fruity notes and fresh herbal fragrances combine leaving you with a lingering finish.

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Anther gin

Created by husband and wife team, Derv and Sebastian in the heart of Melbourne (their distillery is at Craft & Co.), Anther gin was crowned Champion Small gin at this year’s Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

It’s a traditional London dry style gin, with juniper at the fore, complemented by Australian native botanicals.

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Kalki Moon Classic Gin

Kalki Moom Classic is a traditional London dry style gin with juniper, coriander, angelica root, cardamom and lemon myrtle.

Follow Kalki Moon Distillery gin on Facebook and Instagram.

Animus Ambrosian Gin

Utilising the bold flavours of mandarin, kaffir lime and white sesame, along with fresh tumeric, galangal and ginger, Animus Ambrosian is a bold gin rich with both Australian and South East Asian influences.

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WIN ONE OF ELEVEN BOTTLES OF GIN!*

*Choose from Lawrenny, Jensens, Ambleside, Kalki Moon, Manly,  Anther, Remedy Gin, Imbue, Animus, Farmer’s Wife or Red Hen on your entry form

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 11th December 2018

Tenth Day of Gin-Mas

Ten gin bottles, waiting to be won, ten gin bottles waiting to be won. The Tenth Day of Gin-Mas is here! How are you going to choose just one?

Death’s Door gin

Death’s Door Gin has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of juniper berries, coriander and fennel. They use their vodka as the base spirit which includes hard red winter wheat, corn and malted barley and employ a vapor extraction process to create a London Dry style gin.

Proving that sometimes less is more on the botanical front, Death’s Door is an excellent gin, however you choose to drink it.

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Kalki Moon Premium gin

Founded by former Bundaberg Rum Master Distiller Rick Prosser, Kalki Moon offers a range of gin, vodka and liqueurs. Their premium gin is a London Dry style and was awarded Gold at the prestigious Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2018 and Silver at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

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Red Hen Gin

The three Vallelonga brothers and their best mate Luke, set up Red Hen Distilling in 2016 and won the Champion Small Batch Gin Award at the Australian Distilled Spirits Award within a month.

Native muntrie berries, local citrus and peppercorn give this gin a bright, vibrant flavour.

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Poor Toms Sydney Dry gin

School fiends Jesse and Griff, one an accountant, the other an actor, stepped into the world of gin distilling as a way of escaping their current jobs. The pair’s first gin, Sydney Dry is a spectacular effort made using freshly pressed granny smith apples, chamomile flowers and strawberry gum leaf. If you love light floral numbers, this is the one for you. Their cheeky label raises a smile too!

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Seppeltsfield Road Distillers Barossa Dry gin

Head Distiller, Nicole Durdin hit upon the idea of making gin while seconded to the UK with her husband Jon’s job. Unable to work due to visa restrictions, she spent her time wisely researching the emerging gin boom there. When they returned to Australian, planning  began for the own distillery.

Set in the heart of the Barossa, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers is a spectacular distillery and cellar door. Nicole makes three different gins (keep your eyes peeled for the others appearing in the 12 Days of Gin-Mas) and Barossa Dry is their classic dry-style gin with clean juniper and coriander notes, and hints of pink peppercorns harvested from the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley.

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Deep South Distillery Cape Dry gin

Deep South Distillery is on the most southerly point of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. It only opened a year ago, but is already gaining a strong reputation. Cape Dry is a classic juniper forward gin, enhanced with selected Cape botanicals.

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Tiny Bear Distillery ‘The Gyspy’ gin

Damien and Manda have created ‘The Gypsy’ to appeal those of us who like our gins spicy. It’s made with six different peppers, cardomon, cumin, clove, lemon, lime and cucumber.

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Lawrenny Distilling Van Diemen’s gin

Van Diemen’s Gin is infused with a blend of traditional and progressive botanicals cut to strength using the pure waters of the River Derwent. It is wonderfully balanced combination of bold juniper, refined herbal notes and fresh citrus.

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Animus Distillery Macedon dry gin

This gin pays homage the classic style gins, but has  a unique twist and  intensity provided by the use of Australian native lemon myrtle and mountain pepper berry. At 50% ABV it stands up well in a G&T!

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McHenry Distillery Christmas gin

This special, limited edition Christmas gin is made with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh and is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood,

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 10th December 2018

Ninth Day of Gin-Mas

The Ninth Day of Gin-Mas is here!

Hernö Old Tom gin

Hernö gin, from Sweden is one of the World’s most awarded gin, winning the World Gin Awards ‘Best Gin’ in 2017 and 2018. Hernö gins are made using a Carl still and alongside plenty of juniper they use organic locally foraged botanicals and then cut the gin with some of the purest water in the world.

Their Old Tom gin is a sweet style gin and is one of the best examples of this style . It’s great in a Gin old-fashioned, or a Martinez cocktail.

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Imbue Distillery Suburban Gin

Founders of Imbue Distillery, Mel and Mick Sheard share 30 years experience in Melbourne’s food industry from retail to wholesale, bakeries, catering & hatted restaurants.

Now they’ve turned their attention to gin, enjoying pushing the boundaries on flavour. Suburban gin is made using botanicals from the suburb where they live and includes blackberry, fennel, dandelion and prickly pear.

Follow Imbue Distillery on Facebook and Instagram.

Red Hen Gin

The three Vallelonga brothers and their best mate Luke, set up Red Hen Distilling in 2016 and won the Champion Small Batch Gin Award at the Australian Distilled Spirits Award within a month.

Native muntrie berries, local citrus and peppercorn give this gin a bright, vibrant flavour.

Follow Red Hen gin on Facebook and Instagram.

Manly Spirits Barrel-Aged gin

This very limited release is described by Manly Spirits as a cross between whisky and gin. They’ve taken their original Australian Dry gin and rested it in two different barrels, and ex-bourbon barrel from Kentucky and a Tasmanian single-malt cask. A must for those who like ‘sipping’ gins.

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Killara Triple Juniper Apothecary gin

Triple Juniper Apothecary Gin has the same ten botanicals as the Original Apothecary Gin but with three times the amount of juniper! As you’d expect it has a big juniper kick at the front that lingers.

For those that love their gins with extra juniper.

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Ambleside Distillers Big Dry Gin

Big Dry Gin is Matt’s creation. As the name suggested, it’s Big, dry and peppery but not too spicy. What sets this gin apart is the jalapeño used to lift the other botanicals. With notes of rosemary and thyme,t he intense and robust flavours complement the dry taste of the juniper berries and make a delightful martini. A favourite at GQHQ.

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Reed & Co. Distilling Remedy gin

Created by two chefs, Hamish and Rachel, Remedy gin is all about flavour. Wild & native botanicals result in a distinctively Australian Gin. Pronounced Juniper, eucalyptus, pine and followed by a rounded finish of green tea, shiso & honey.

Follow Reed & Co. Distilling on Facebook and Instagram.

Lawrenny Distilling Settler’s 1818 gin

This is a Navy Strength gin, and features rosemary grown on the Lawrenny estate, alongside juniper, pimento berry, cassia and brown cardamom which gives it a mild smokiness.

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Anther gin

Created by husband and wife team, Derv and Sebastian in the heart of Melbourne (their distillery is at Craft & Co.), Anther gin was crowned Champion Small gin at this year’s Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

It’s a traditional London dry style gin, with juniper at the fore, complemented by Australian native botanicals.

Follow Anther gin on Facebook and Instagram.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 9th December 2018

Eighth Day of Gin-Mas

The Eighth Day of Gin-Mas is here!

Fords Gin

Fords gin is a collaboration between Master distiller, Charles Maxwell and industry stalwart Simon Ford. The idea was to create a balanced juniper-forward gin that could work in any gin cocktail.

Fords has a traditional base of juniper and coriander balanced by citrus, florals and spices. The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation which delivers an aromatic, fresh and floral spirit with elegant notes of jasmine and grapefruit.

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Brogan’s Way Evening Light gin

Brogan’s Way Distillery opened a couple of month’s ago and I am really impressed with distiller Brogan Carr’s work. She’s one of the few distillers in Australia to have completed the prestigious Heriot-Watt University MSc. in Brewing and Distilling, and making the three different Brogan’s Way gins was part of her thesis.

Evening Light gin is their fresh and fruity, easy drinking gin. Unique botanicals such as fresh mangos, fresh raspberries and organic white grapefruit juice form a fruity and unconventional backbone, complimented with sweet piney juniper and warm cassia.

Follow Brogan’s Way on Facebook and Instagram.

Red Hen Gin

The three Vallelonga brothers and their best mate Luke, set up Red Hen Distilling in 2016 and won the Champion Small Batch Gin Award at the Australian Distilled Spirits Award within a month.

Native muntrie berries, local citrus and peppercorn give this gin a bright, vibrant flavour.

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Kilderkin Distillery Original Larrikin gin

Scott and Chris, two friends with with a lifelong interest in distilling and brewing, set out to fulfill their ambition to open a distillery. Kilderkin Distillery opened in 2016, just outside Ballarat, a city with a long history to Australian distilling.

Original Larrikin is their Australian style gin. It has lemon myrtle, with hints of spice and warmth from native botanicals. A really well-balanced gin, with incredibly smooth mouthfeel.

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Tiny Bear Distillery, The Doctor gin

Damien and Manda decided against buying their first home to put their money towards the dream of owning their own distillery in Knox, Victoria. Here they make their own base spirit using kale!

The Doctor gin is an intriguing blend of dill, basil, Vietnamese mint, sage, liquorice root, cinnamon, and hibiscus.

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Animus Arboretum Gin

Four gin-loving friends set up Animus Distillery in their home before establishing themselves in Kyneton, just outside Melbourne. Arboretum, one of their three award-winning gins, is complex and herbaceous, utilising a range of local estate-grown ingredients: Fresh strawberry gum leaf, lemon thyme, rosemary, oranges and native bush tomato. This one is for the martini-lovers.

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Reed & Co. Distilling Remedy gin

Created by two chefs, Hamish and Rachel, Remedy gin is all about flavour. Wild & native botanicals result in a distinctively Australian Gin. Pronounced Juniper, eucalyptus, pine and followed by a rounded finish of green tea, shiso & honey.

Follow Reed & Co. Distilling on Facebook and Instagram.

Lawrenny Distilling Van Diemen’s gin

Van Diemen’s Gin is infused with a blend of traditional and progressive botanicals cut to strength using the pure waters of the River Derwent. It is wonderfully balanced combination of bold juniper, refined herbal notes and fresh citrus.

Follow Lawrenny on Facebook and Instagram.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 8th December 2018

The Seventh Day of Gin-Mas

7 chances to win some tasty gin on the Seventh Day of Gin-Mas

Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin

Manly Spirits Australian Dry gin uses a blend of traditional gin botanicals plus aniseed myrtle, finger lime, mountain pepper leaf, and sustainably-foraged sea lettuce, giving it a tasty umami finish. It makes an amazing martini!

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Loch Distillery Gin

This was Loch’s first gin and is a London Dry style. Craig grinds the gin botanicals by hand in a pestle and mortar to extract the most flavour, then distills using a traditional alembic pot still.  It’s perfect for most gin cocktails.

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Red Hen

The three Vallelonga brothers and their best mate Luke, set up Red Hen in 2016 and won the Champion Small BatchGin Award at the Australian Distilled Spirits Award within a month.

Native muntrie berries, local citrus and peppercorn give this gin a bright, vibrant flavour.

Follow Red Hen gin on Facebook and Instagram.

Killara Distillery Apothecary Gin

Australia’s first second generation distiller, Kristy Booth-Lark has been learning along side her parents Bill and Lynn, since she was 17. Now she’s set out on her own, creating gin, vodka and whisky.

Kristy distills each botanical separately before blending them together, giving her greater control over the flavour.

Kristy is also the President of the Australian Women in Distilling Association, an organisation she set up to encourage and support women in the industry.

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Anther gin

Created by husband and wife team, Derv and Sebastian in the heart of Melbourne (their distillery is at Craft & Co.), Anther gin was crowned Champion Small gin at this year’s Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

It’s a traditional London dry style gin, with juniper at the fore, complemented by Australian native botanicals.

Follow Anther gin on Facebook and Instagram.

McHenry Christmas gin

William McHenry set out to make whisky (which he has done very successfully), but has done an amazing job producing some incredible gins.

This special, limited edition Christmas gin is made with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh and is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit (pun completely intended!)

Follow McHenry Distillery on Facebook and Instagram.

Archie Rose Distiller’s Cut gin

Archie Rose’s overproof gin is packed with sixteen individually distilled botanicals, including fresh pears from Orange in NSW, rose petals, elderflower, pronounced juniper and distilled honey direct from local beehives.

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Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 7th December 2018

The Sixth Day of Gin-Mas

No, you aren’t seeing double! The team at Adelaide Hills distillery wanted to give 6 lucky people the chance to try their gin for the sixth day of Gin-Mas!

Adelaide Hills Distillery

Sacha LaForgia has an exciting weekend ahead of him as he opens LOT.100 (pictured above), the new home of Adelaide Hills Distillery that he’ll share with a cider maker, a wine-maker and a restaurant. It’s a huge leap from where he began almost 4 years ago creating his first gin, 78 degrees on a tiny still that he built himself.

Since then Sacha has worked alongside Something Wild to create Green Ant gin, a tasty citrus forward gin made using actual Green Ants. A percentage of profits from the sale of this gin go back to the indigenous community where the ants are foraged.

Sunset gin is the latest release. Don’t let the pink hue fool you, it’s not a sweet gin! It is a divine fruit number with a superb dry finish.

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 6th December 2018

The Fifth Day of Gin-Mas

Not 5 gold rings, but 5 Australian gins up for grabs for the Fifth Day of Gin-Mas!

Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin

Manly Spirits Australian Dry gin uses a blend of traditional gin botanicals plus aniseed myrtle, finger lime, mountain pepper leaf, and sustainably-foraged sea lettuce, giving it a tasty umami finish. It makes an amazing martini!

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Loch Distillery ‘The Weaver’

Following on from the success of their traditional gin. Craig from Loch wanted to create a bolder, native Australian gin. They describe it as “a big Gin”,and at 50% ABV it certainly is, but they’ve achieved a subtle, nuanced gin with great flavour.

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Lawrenny ‘1818 Settlers’ Gin

Lawrenny’s 1818 Settlers gin is made by one of Australia’s most experienced distillers, Joe Dinsmoor who not only worked under Bill Lark at Lark Distillery, but was also Head Distiller at Archie Rose distillery when it first opened.

This is a Navy Strength gin, and features rosemary grown on the Lawrenny estate, alongside juniper, pimento berry, cassia and brown cardamom which gives it a mild smokiness.

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Big Tree Distillery Elegant Gin

Catherine and Gary from Big Tree Distillery are one of the newest kids on the block, setting up their gin distillery on their farm, a stone’s throw from Hanging Rock.

Elegant Dry is their traditional London Dry style gin, made with plenty of juniper and coriander, it’s the G&T lovers gin.

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Ambleside Distillers No.8 Botanical gin

Matt, Trudy and Steve, the family behind Ambleside Distillers, each created a gin, in their preferred style. No. 8 Botanical gin is Trudy’s expression, and to her delight is the best seller at their cellar door! It’s a citrus forward gin, making the most of  local Riverland oranges!

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Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 5th December 2018

The Fourth Day of Gin-Mas

Win one of four gins from Four Pillars!

Four Pillars

The Aussie gin brand that made the world stand up and take notice of Australian gins. How did we ever live before Bloody Shiraz or Christmas gins, or even Christmas puddings AND gin!

This year saw the release of a special collaboration with Hernö , more Shiraz gin and a spanking new release of their Christmas gin, with possibly my favourite label yet!

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 4th December 2018

The Third Day of Gin-Mas

Win one of three Never Never Distilling Company gins!

Never Never Distilling Co

Never Never Distilling Co., burst onto the Australian market just over a year ago, with their Triple Juniper gin. In no time they’ve picked up a slew of awards, including coming 7th in Drinks International’s list of Global Trending gins brands, something that hasn’t been achieved by any other Australian gin.

They’ve continued to turn heads with their boozier Southern Strength and in 2017 unveiled the Juniper Freak at Junipalooza Melbourne. I can remember at the time the team thinking they were taking a gamble with such a bold juniper expression, but they need not have worried, selling out long before the end of the show. Juniper Freak is now a seasonal feature of their range and has once again sold out in 2018.

Fortunately for you, they stashed a bottle away for the 12 Days of Gin-Mas!

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be over 18
Open to UK, Australian and NZ residents only
One entry per applicant
Closing date is midnight (AEST) on 3rd December 2018
Winner will be drawn at random and notified via email within 24 hours