Steves resident General Manager, Adrien, shares his three top Aussie gins to keep you health and brave.
Originally produced in Holland as a medicine to treat many common ailments and flavoured with juniper to boost its medicinal properties, gin was often consumed by soldiers before battle leading to the expression ‘Dutch Courage’. Over time, it was served with tonic water to stave off malaria and a squeeze of lime to keep scurvy at bay. So whether you are preventing illness or in need of a little courage, here are 3 Aussie gins to keep you healthy and brave.
Hippocampus Dry Gin – Braeside, Victoria.
A dry gin with superb juniper character and subtle flavours from botanicals including orange and lemon peel, coriander and cubeb pepper. Only the best of the ‘heart’ spirit is kept to ensure the end result is a well-balanced gin with a smooth mouthfeel and a superb finish.
G&T garnish: A wedge of pink grapefruit & a sprig of rosemary
Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin – McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Crafted by the talented folks from Maximus Wines, comes their best gin infused with 8 botanicals including whole leaf Earl Grey tea form India, honey, lemon, juniper & coriander. Semi-sweet up front with a juicy mouthfeel. Finishes up with the herbal notes which are slightly drier than the mid palate.
G&T Garnish: A slice of lemon & cracked black pepper.
Barossa Distilling Company Generations Gin – Barossa Valley, South Australia.
An infusion of 12 botanicals, distilled with premium quality Barossa Grape Spirit, delivering a unique flavour profile. Traditional Juniper and vibrant South Australian Citrus lead the sophisticated flavour that delivers warmth, structure and a robust mouthfeel. The use of Toasted French Oak in the distillation delivers hints of vanilla, a generosity and robust mid palate weight, just as it does in a fine wine.
G&T Garnish: A mandarin segment & a sprig of thyme