‘The most Australian’ gin released
Garden Grown Gin (Distillery Botanica), has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden in Mount Annan to create a new, limited-edition ‘Botanic Garden Grown Gin’ using rare Australian botanicals from Australia’s largest botanic garden.
Garden Grown Gin partnered with long term collaborator and master distiller Phillip Moore and the Garden’s curator manager John Siemon to select the native botanicals from the Garden, and spent months refining the liquid.
Native botanicals such as Ginger Rhizome, Mount White Lime, Orange Berry, Wombat Berry, Macadamia and a touch of the famous Bunya Pine Nut were chosen to create the rare collection of 1,000 handcrafted bottles, which explores the essence of Australian biodiversity.
Proceeds from sales of the limited-edition gin will go towards the Garden’s conservation initiatives, which preserve Australia’s precious biodiversity through seed collection, seed banking, and conservation research and training.
“Packaged in the distinctive Botanic Garden Grown Gin bottle and capturing the essence of Australian native botanicals, this gin is possibly the most Australian gin you’ll have ever tasted,” said Garden Grown Gin’s Will Miles.
“The Garden’s mantra is no plants, no future. Which also means, no gin. Since profits from each bottle purchased go directly back to the Garden’s vital initiatives, we’re honoured to collaborate for the second year and support a project with such commitment to Australia’s conservation.”
Curator manager of the Australian Botanic Garden, John Siemon, added: “The Garden aptly serves as a cultural, scientific and educational institution which is also the proud home to rare Australian botanicals used to create a unique blend.
“This partnership is much more than just gin, it is a great opportunity to promote and support the conservation work at the Garden which helps to protect the future of Australia’s native plants.”
Coinciding with the 30th birthday of the Garden, the collaboration comes off the award-winning success of ‘A Rather Royal Gin’ with Mount Annan’s sister garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in early 2017.
The Botanic Garden Grown Gin is distributed by Noble Spirits (LUC $89).