Product of Sydney
To celebrate the beauty, diversity and creativity of Australia’s leading cultural icon, we’ve collaborated with the Sydney Opera House to create a two-act gin release.
Named simply Outside Gin and Inside Gin this twin release will bring to life the timeless architectural splendour and natural surrounds of the Sydney Opera House alongside the creative energy and artistic talent experienced on its stages.
Inside Gin celebrates the extraordinary creativity that comes to life daily under the Opera House sails - a place where global cultures and art forms collide. The concept behind this spirit was to create the dynamism you would experience in a play, concert or celebration. This fruit-driven gin displays a bright positive summery character and presents a cast of botanicals including native thyme, Australian apricot, raspberry and strawberry gum.
Boldly fruity with sun dried apricot, mangoes and raspberries complimented by a subtle creaminess. The citrus and pine aromas form the backbone. Herbal accents sit comfortably in the background with floral tones offering support.
Sweet stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus and berries with an underlying velvety profile.
A burst of sherbet appears before dovetailing with the lingering flavours of tea tree oil, pine and mint.
Gin is only as good as its ingredients. By working closely with providores and embracing experimental techniques, emphasis could be placed on local ingredients which speak of their uniquely Australian provenance.
|Juniper||Dried||Macedonia||Wild foraged by hand|
|Apricot||Fresh||South Eastern Australia||Cultivated|
|Raspberry||Fresh||South Eastern Australia||Cultivated|
|Native thyme||Fresh||South East New South Wales||Cultivated - limited availability due to drought|
|Strawberry gum||Dried||Northern Tablelands of New South Wales||Cultivated - threatened species|
|Poorman’s Orange||Fresh||Hunter Valley, NSW||Cultivated|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit||Fresh||Australia||Cultivated|
|Valencia orange zest||Fresh||New South Wales Riverina||Cultivated|
|River mint||Dried||South Australia||Ethically sourced|
By meticulously distilling each botanical separately we pay respect to the ingredient and can optimise conditions to achieve the best possible flavour.
|Botanical||Still||Manufacturer||Steep||Position in still|
|Juniper||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||Yes||Carter head|
|Apricot||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot|
|Raspberry||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot|
|Native thyme||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Thyme||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Waxflower||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Strawberry gum||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Poorman’s Orange||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot /Carter head|
|Valencia orange zest||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|River mint||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Orris root||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
Carefully uniting the individual botanical distillates requires great skill. Understanding how to make flavours cooperate is how inspiring gins are crafted.
|Juniper||Pine, pepper||Classic London Dry profile|
|Apricot||Stone fruit||Boldness and intensity|
|Raspberry||Jam||Compliments apricot and gives berry highlights|
|Native thyme||Eucalyptus, menthol||Juxtaposition to stone fruit|
|Thyme||Woody, herbal||Depth of character|
|Waxflower||Tea tree, kaffir lime leaf||Distinctively Australian aroma|
|Strawberry gum||Berry sherbet, gum leaves||Floral and fruity highlights|
|Poorman’s Orange||Sweet citrus||Complexity of citrus character|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit||Sweet citrus, berries||Complexity of citrus character|
|Valencia orange zest||Orange jelly beans||Acidity and focus|
|River mint||Spearmint, green tea||Complex herbal elements|
|Orris root||Violets, musk||Floral highlights and to bind flavours|