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 Palace 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 Garden itself.
Rather Royal Gin is available for RRP$129 from distillerybotanica.com, selected stockists and over the bar at the Botanic Garden Restaurant.