…what is going on here twenty years ago the number of great, and expensive Australian gins now on the market would have been unimaginable. And yet, Australian gins are now regarded as world class and demanding a bottle price that even ten years ago would have been laughed at.
We love gin and we love cocktails, especially the free pouring American kind so seldom found in Australia. The classic martini with iced gin and a whisper of Noilly Prat and a great green olive or a twist. Most martini lovers will have an agonising story or two to tell about how hard the perfect martini is to find . When we make a martini both gin, vermouth and martini glass come straight from the freezer…. ice you lunatic what planet are you from??? And…. the second a mixologist reaches to measure the vermouth we’re know we’re not going to be happy!!
A few months ago I was trying to persuade a couple of mixologists to embrace some of the old classics like the Blue Lagoon…a nearby drinker added to the conversation enthusing about the Blue Lagoon and a number of others that seem to have slipped from memory. It seems that many mixologists prefer too much ice and something as daft as a rosemary sprig…well, we’ve got news for you and that is ….we’re going to give you a bit of competition with cocktail revival and some very cool garnishes!!!
our favourite gins in no particular order
23rd Street….Riverland, South Australia…23rd Street Distillery
Kis Wild Gin..Kangaroo Island, South Australia…..www.kispirits.com.au
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin…Victoria…..www.fourpillarsgin.com.au
78° Gin….Adelaide Hills, South Australia…..www.adelaidehillsdistillery.com.au
Bombay Sapphire London Gin….United Kingdom