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16 Nov 2018

The most Australian gin there is

Many might argue that the only downside of the Rather Royal Gin, produced in partnership with Distillery Botanica and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in 2016, was that we didn’t make enough!  We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the same spirit producer (newly rebranded as Garden Grown Gin) with a distinctly Australian product.

Coinciding with the 30th Birthday of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan we have collaborated to produce a uniquely native Australian Botanic Garden Grown Gin using an exceptional combination of botanicals nurtured from a wild origin.

The essence of Australian biodiversity

Picked from botanicals grown in our Mount Annan Garden and distilled by Master Distiller Philip Moore, this gin is possibly the most Australian gin you will have ever tasted. Native Ginger (Alpinia caerulea) and Mount White Lime leaves (Citrus garrawayi) are the major contributors to the structure,as is the juniper fruit (Juniperus communis) - without it we couldn’t call it a gin!

The other native botanicals play a supporting role and add depth and complexity.  Additional botanicals incorporated into the gin include Orange Berry fruit (Glycosmis trifoliata) and Wombat Berry fruit (Eustrephus latifolius).  The inclusion of two different nuts, Macadamia Nut (Macadamia integrifolia x tetraphylla) and Bunya Pine nuts (Araucaria bidwillii), add a soothing quality and create a delicately soft texture.

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Botanic Garden Grown Gin is the most Australian gin we have ever tasted.

A limited edition

Botanic Garden Grown Gin is beautifully packaged in a stunning handcrafted amber glass bottle. A modern design but evoking a classic, almost vintage, science or medicine bottle look. There has never been another gin quite like it and for aficionados this is definitely a bottle you have to add to your collection. 

Proceeds from the sale of this gin will help support the horticulturists and scientists undertaking vital conservation and research within the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Australian PlantBank. A great opportunity to remind everyone No Plants, No Gin!

More information on how to purchase the limited edition Botanic Garden Grown Gin can be viewed here.

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