Gin lovers, raise your glasses because this one is for you!
This isolation season we bring you endless happy hours, starring the best gins crafted in Australia. It’s time to get out your finest G’n’T glasses because we’re in for a special occasion. Whether you like it shaken or stirred, neat or on the rocks, your night is about to turn GINcredible with a vibrant palate of flavours.
HUSK DISTILLERY Ink Gin
Now is the time to slow down and (hopefully) relax, ideally with a side of Ink Gin. Not only will this beautifully made gin take you on a botanical journey with potent flavours, but, with their colourful aesthetic, you’ll have endless opportunities to capture the perfect Instagram shot. New South Wales’ innovative distillery incorporates butterfly pea flowers within their recipe to create a gin that ranges in colour from blue to blush pink hues with just a squeeze of lemon. The floral ink embraces crisp and clean notes, but also ensures a smooth texture, letting COVID-19 blues play a little softer. The brilliance of Ink Gin is the simplicity it offers when preparing it. Just a wedge of lime with either tonic or soda water will bring its character to life.
APPLEWOOD Isolation Gin Pack
Applewood has recently introduced an Isolation Gin Pack that encompasses the distillery’s classic flavours. It’s a purchase you can feel good about, as the company is renown for using native ingredients sourced from local suppliers who practice sustainable farming. All three gins included feature elements of Australian native ingredients with a bright citrus punch. This isolation pack is versatile with their pairings, working well with a simple splash of tonic and lime. If you’re really feeling fancy, we recommend shaking it up with 15mL cherry luxardo, 7.5mL The Bitter Truth Creme de Violette Liqueur and 15mL lemon juice to create something groundbreaking.
ARCHIE ROSE DISTILLING CO. Gin
The New South Wales distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co. aren’t letting this pandemic hold them back. It’s no wonder they won Australia’s Most Innovative Hospitality Company in 2019 with their creative tricks to keep their customers engaged. They’re not greedy with their knowledge during this time, offering a virtual master class, guided by gin professionals to make your happy hour just that little bit more sophisticated. With the cocktail packs delivered to your door, there’s no need for you to break any isolation laws to get your much-needed espresso martini.
BASS & FLINDERS DISTILLERY At Home Gin Experience
On the note of packages, Bass & Flinders Distillery have a similar idea also creating at home gin experiences, by sending you their most popular products. Their aromatic gins are easily paired with simple ingredients, however, each package contains suggested cocktail recipes for you to try at home. Maybe your hobby will be to master the art of gin cocktails. We know you’ll be highly sought after once this is all over. These gins offer a refreshing taste profile that will surely quench happy hour this Friday.
FOUR PILLARS GIN Negroni Pack
If you’re looking for a happy hour that is more like your local bar, we might not be able to give you the people, but Four Pillars can certainly provide you the cocktails. Now is the time to purchase their pre-made Negroni that can be delivered to your door to really play out the true bar service experience. This pack includes four variations, all ready to serve straight from the fridge over ice with citrus. So turn on your favourite Spotify playlist and let’s get this evening started!
ADELAIDE HILLS DISTILLERY 78˚Gin
Having won ‘Distiller of the Year’, there’s no way we couldn’t include Adelaide Hills Distillery 78˚Gin. More on the savoury side, this grape-based gin requires complex handcrafting. Using only pure Adelaide Hills water and a blend of twelve unique botanicals, the team ensure the concoction is never heated above 78.1˚. If you really want to taste something unique, we would definitely recommend the 78˚ Classic Gin which embraces an underlying spice-kick in the aromatic blend of their gin. Garnish your G’n’T with your favourite citrus twist and maybe even some peppercorns.
CAPE BYRON DISTILLERY Brookie's Byron Dry Gin
Last but certainly not least, Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin is a reliable partner during happy hour, and maybe isolation overall, containing 25 botanicals, mostly native to Byron Bay. Cape Byron Distillery is well renowned, having won multiple awards for their explosive taste profile and their sustainable routines in handcrafting their famous gin. They’re no stranger to COVID-19, in fact, they’ve notably aided the fight against the virus, creating their own hand sanitiser, helping fill the gap caused by the shortage. They’re here to support Australia in every way!
While you’re in the midst of happy hour, maybe you’re keen to try more than JUST sensational Aussie gin. Widen your at-home bar with a variety of crisp craft beer or have some ready-made cocktails delivered to your door.