It took a little time to track down The Melbourne Gin Company Dry Gin, as it’s a bit reclusive, frequenting only a select group of fine bars and retail outlets. I got mine from Blackhearts and Sparrows (new favourite bottle shop, stocking some great gins!).
The man behind the gin, Andrew Marks, comes from a wine making family and uses this approach in the making of this gin, distilling each botanical separately before blending.
As expected in a dry gin, juniper and coriander feature heavily. The other botanicals (macadamia, sandalwood, honey lemon myrtle, organic naval oranges, angelica root, orris root and cassia bark) are a mixture of native and exotic ingredients blended with pure, fresh, local Gembrook rainwater.
It’s crisp and fresh mixed with tonic and has a great warmth and depth in a martini with a very smooth finish.
Country of Origin: Australia
Price range – High