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.
Outside Gin is inspired by the Sydney Opera House’s coastal setting and Utzon’s design principles, juxtaposing nature against man-made elements. Framed by the sparkling Sydney Harbour, this architectural wonder balances nature with a magnificent geometric form serving as the inspiration for Outside Gin, a juniper-forward gin accented with lemon-scented gum, South Australian yuzu, finger limes, white grapefruit, locally foraged seablite and native seaweed.
Immediately reminiscent of eucalyptus trees in full sun by the coast. A fusion of citrus with lemon, grapefruit and lime is accented by a complex array of herbal elements including pine, tea tree and mint. A confected citrus note emerges backed with a floral uplift. The aroma of seaspray is pervasive.
Showcasing precision and depth, the citrus leads into flavours of juniper which resolve into saline notes.
A lingering wrestle between citrus and eucalyptus which concludes by favouring coastal flavours.
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|
|Lemon scented gum||Fresh||Wodonga, Victoria||Wild|
|Seablite||Fresh||Southern Sydney Beaches||Wild foraged by hand|
|Sea lettuce||Fresh||Southern Sydney Beaches||Wild foraged by hand|
|Kombu||Dried||Pacific Ocean||Wild foraged by hand|
|Finger lime (genus unknown)||Fresh||Sydney||Derelict orchard|
|Emerald Green finger lime||Fresh||Red Gully, Western Australia||Cultivated|
|Rainforest Pearl finger lime||Fresh||Red Gully, Western Australia||Cultivated|
|Strawberry gum||Dried||Northern Tablelands of New South Wales||Cultivated- threatened species|
|River mint||Dried||South Australia||Ethically sourced|
|Valencia orange zest||Fresh||New South Wales Riverina||Cultivated|
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|
|Lemon scented gum||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Seablite||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Sea lettuce||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot|
|Kombu||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||Yes||Pot|
|Finger lime (genus unknown)||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot /Carter head|
|Emerald Green finger lime||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot /Carter head|
|Rainforest Pearl finger lime||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot /Carter head|
|Strawberry gum||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Waxflower||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|River mint||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Yuzu||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Carter head|
|Grapefruit||Botanical||Knapp Lewer, Tasmania||No||Pot /Carter head|
|Valencia orange zest||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|
|Lemon scented gum||Eucalyptus, lemon||Distinctively Australian aroma|
|Seablite||Sea spray, pepper||Highlighting coastal influence|
|Sea lettuce||Sea air, sweetness||Distinctive aroma of the Sydney coastline|
|Kombu||Sea water||Compliment the flavours of seablite|
|Finger lime (genus unknown)||Sweet lime||Brightness and freshness|
|Emerald Green finger lime||Kaffir lime, lemongrass||Herbal accented citrus|
|Rainforest Pearl finger lime||Red fruit, lime||Complexity of citrus character|
|Strawberry gum||Berry sherbet, gum leaves||Floral and fruity highlights|
|Waxflower||Tea tree, kaffir lime leaf||Distinctive Australian aroma|
|River mint||Spearmint, green tea||Complex herbal elements|
|Yuzu||Mandarin, fresh lemon||Complexity of citrus character|
|Grapefruit||Pith, acidity, citrus||Complexity of citrus character|
|Valencia orange zest||Orange jelly beans||Acidity and focus|
|Orris root||Violets, musk||Floral highlights and to bind flavours|