Rather Royal Gin
Premium Australian artisan spirit, Distillery Botanica Gin, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, have created a limited-edition ‘Rather Royal Gin’ using botanicals grown in the Garden.
Proceeds from sales go towards the Garden’s conservation programs, which preserve our precious biodiversity through seed collection, seed banking and conservation research and training. Botanicals from the famous Botanic Garden’s landmarks, such as the Rose Garden and Spring Walk, were chosen to create a rare collection of 1,000 handcrafted bottles of well-balanced gin which explores the essence of the iconic Sydney destination.
Distillery Botanica’s award-winning Master Distiller Phillip Moore worked with the Garden’s Director of Horticulture, Jimmy Turner, to select the best flora for the gin including Pope John Paul roses, mandarin leaf, lemon verbena, horehound, curry leaves, lovage and chamomile. Moore spent months refining the gin through the thousand-year-old technique of enfleurage to cold-extract their perfumes, producing a highly-aromatic, drinkable equivalent of a visit to the Gardens themselves.
Rather Royal Gin is available for RRP$129 from distillerybotanica.com, selected stockists and over the bar at the Botanic Garden Restaurant.
“The Garden is Australia’s oldest living scientific institution, and if through this limited release gin, we can help raise awareness of their critical conservation work then we’re honoured to support this project”.
Distillery Botanica's Phillip Moore