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Gin

A quintessential refresher with tonic and also the base of a huge number of cocktails, the popularity of this remarkably versatile spirit continues to grow. A predominant aroma and flavour of juniper is key to gin, the rest of the ingredients and the methods of production aren't regulated. Which is where things get really interesting... Nicks Wine Merchants is the place in Australia to buy gin online. We import many lines directly and stock everything from the latest trending classifications to the finest Australian Gins. Undeniably the largest selection of Gin in Australia. Click here to learn more about Gin or subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special offers and more.

    • 90
    1919 Distilling Pineapple Bits Gin (700ml)
    Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
    $94. 99 Bottle
    $1139.88 Dozen
    ABV: 41%

    Tasting note: Based on an original 1950s recipe from Oamaru. Fresh-sliced pineapple aromatics follow in a medium sweet entry with a succulent, authentic pineapple and white pepper finish. Not gin-like but a delicious and natural alternative to over-confected liqueurs. 41% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Awards - Gold - Juniper Awards

    • 88
    1919 Distilling Summer Pink Gin (700ml)
    Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 41%
    Tasting note: Distilled with raspberries and locally grown strawberries, this pale pink tinted gin offers medium fresh aromas of lemonade icy pole and spice with an attractive, off-dry, easy-drinking delivery. Ends with juniper, pine buds and a mildly peppery kick. 41% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews...
    Rated top 13 Gins in the world - Sip Awards USA
    Awards: Alcohol Category winner New Zealand Artisan Awards 2019
    Platinum Award, Sip Awards USA - 2020
    Innovation Award, Sip Awards USA - 2020
    Bronze New Zealand Spirit Awards - 2020

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    23rd Street Distillery Violet Gin (700ml)
    Renmark, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Tasting note: Distilled from sugarcane spirit, this striking ultra-violet gin employs butterfly peas steeped for eighteen hours to bestow its special tint. The floral soft nose accents lemon myrtle and home made lemonade. The palate is light and breezy with lime and low-key juniper, ending mildly peppery, lemony and medium fresh. Sensitive to pH, so the colour will change if you add tonic or lemon. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    23rd Street Distillery Signature Gin (700ml)
    Renmark, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Twenty Third Street Distillery is the new incarnation of a century-old landmark at Renmark, in South Australia’s Riverland. Originally built by Chateau Tanunda in 1914 to take advantage of burgeoning local grape harvests, the distillery had a roller-coaster history, surviving a series of takeovers and mergers until it ceased production in 2002.

    When a pair of disused, South Australian-built copper pot stills were found at Berri Estate, a small team became determined to bring them back to life. The 7,500 litre capacity stills had their own story to tell, being x Hardy’s - at one stage responsible for producing the iconic Black Bottle brandy. Years of hard work running restorations and relocations has found these antiques once again fully operational at the original 23rd St premises producing brandy, whisky and gin.

    Tasting note: Made using ten botanicals including locally grown mandarines. Dazzling clarity with a brilliant silvery blush. Nosing finds medium-fresh aromas of juniper, lemon gelato, peppercorns and dried herbs. A light bodied, soft-textured gin with brisk flavours of piney-juniper, citrus peel, white pepper, liquorice root and suggestions of lime juice in the aftertaste. Clean but short. Relaxed easy drinking. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    36 Short Blood Orange Gin (500ml)
    South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 45%

    Made using home grown blood oranges, this award winning gin offers subtle aromatics of blood orange, Meyer lemon peel and trace juniper. The flavours are uncomplicated but fresh and keenly balanced, with well defined citrus as the keynote, backed up an oily-yet-zesty pith / peel finish that lingers. 45% Alc./Vol.

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    78 Degrees Sunset Gin (700ml)
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    Produced in small batches using grape spirit, this new 78 Degrees Gin is vapour distilled using a unique column and basket distillation method in order to retain delicate flavours and aromas. Botanicals include juniper, (fresh pine and resiny notes), Strawberry Gum (Leafy, herbaceous & strawberry characters), Bush Apple (Tannin, acid structure and floral notes) and Rosella (Floral with undertones of raspberry, rhubarb & plum). Try it in with Mediterranean Tonic garnished with Davidson Plums or Strawberries & Thyme.

    Tasting note: Very pale pink blush. Herbaceous aromas with brief air contact accenting piney juniper, white pepper and hints of semi-ripe berries. Light on entry, offering lemon, pine and tart berry flavours in a brisk, medium fresh, peppery delivery. Suggestions of celery, pine and musk confectionary through the warming aftertaste. Good length. Something a little bit different while retaining gin's traditional keynotes. 42% Alc./Vol.
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    Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Degrees Classic Gin (700ml)
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    On the road between Lobethal and Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills, Sacha La Forgia has set about creating the district's first gin. Botanicals include juniper, coriander, citrus, Clove, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Orris and Angelica

    Retasted 2017 Brilliant crystal clear. Great freshness. Nosing detects liquorice root, anise, piney juniper, light coriander, orris root, lime juice and a peppery tingle. A viscous, silky delivery with seamlessly integrated citrus sorbet, juniper and dried herbal notes and a creamy, spicy finish. 42% Alc./Vol.

    Retasted 2016 Ideal clarity. Pure and ultra fresh aromas are of crushed pine needle / juniper, plus hints of lemongrass and white pepper. Creamy entry follows through with vibrant midpalate flavours of lemon mousse, pepper and menthol / pine at the finish concluding super fresh, poised and long with a warming white pepper, menthol and juniper fade. 42% Alc./Vol. 92 points

    First release tasted August 2015 Brilliant crystal clear. Offers up bright scents of lemon verbena and juniper followed by hints of celery and fennel. Several minutes in the glass finds the accent on potpourri. Light to medium bodied with pepper, juniper and lemon meringue at mid palate. Ends fresh, dry, mildly piney, sappy and sweetly herbal in the fade. 90 points 42% Alc./Vol.

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    Akitasugi Cedar Gin (500ml)
    JAPAN
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46%

    The powerfully scented Akitasugi Cedar Gin falls into the range of Conifer-driven gin bouquets, presenting with a drier, woody-juniper quality suggesting crushed pine shoots, pine sap and hints of new sawn soft woods. Well balanced at 46%, the pine and juniper-led profile is backed up by citrus and hints of damp cedar, finishing creamy-yet-fresh, peppery and well integrated with lingering pine and cool mint. This isn't overtly 'woody' as you might expect (cedar leaves are amongst the five botanicals), rather it naturally compliments the familiar conifer notes experienced via juniper in many other gins.

    Other reviews... Akitasugi Gin is from Akitakenhakko Kogyo, developed as a partially-crowdfunded industry-academic-government project. It uses Akitasugi (cedar) leaves and five other botanicals. The refreshing "forest bathing" aroma is its signature, and the packaging is quite attractive... Akitasugi Gin is extremely fresh, and the first impression is the fantastic progression of the aroma. It noses of refreshing lemon, coriander seed, and cinnamon. On the tongue it’s soft and sweet, and well-balanced. It’s as though you’re taking a walk in a meadow just after the rain, or forest bathing, like a breath of nature itself. Cedar leaves had me thinking it would be a bit grassier or more raw, but that’s not the case. Take it straight or on the rocks, but putting it in a cocktail may be a waste. It’s a demonstration of the strength of Japanese craft gin. 89 points - Whisky Galore Vol.22 / October 2020

    Gold Medal - Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2021

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    Animus Distillery Macedon Dry Gin (700ml)
    Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 50%
    Founded in 2015 by four friends, Animus Distillery soon outgrew its Fitzroy origins and is now located in central Victoria. Triple filtered, 100% Australian grain spirit is used and many of the botanicals (all vapour pressed in a 50L copper still) are grown on the property. During production botanical baskets are changed every few litres and the final ABV is kept relatively high in order to maximise flavours.

    Tasting note: Clear. Opening sniffs are moderately peppery / spirity with floral-yet-earthy scents of dried herbs (tarragon / lavender / thyme?) and white pepper over background citrus oils. Air contact adds green juniper and lime peel to the mix. A lively, concentrated, resinous delivery includes early juniper followed by an alluring mixed herb / pepper combo with distinct lime peel, subtle smokey cardamom, cinnamon and saffron at the finish. Concludes mildly oily, tongue tingling and medium long. A robust, full bodied style with a touch of Asia to it. 50% Alc./Vol.
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    Animus Distillery Arboretum Gin (700ml)
    Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $125. 00 Bottle
    $1500.00 Dozen
    ABV: 50%
    Tasting note: Perfect clarity. Robust aromas are earthy, dried herb-like offering white pepper, root-vegetable, thyme; air contact adds citrus-peel and crushed pine needle / menthol freshness. Final pass detects bay leaf, liquorice root and delicate cinnamon. Full bodied, concentrated attack. Leads with orange pith and lime peel followed by turmeric, cardamom, liquorice root and peppery juniper to finish. Ends dry, cool-mint like, spicy, invigorating. So much happening here. Fabulous new-world gin. 50% Alc./Vol.
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    Animus Distillery Ambrosian Gin (700ml)
    Central Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $125. 00 Bottle
    $1500.00 Dozen
    ABV: 50%
    Founded in 2015 by four friends, Animus Distillery soon outgrew its Fitzroy origins and is now located in central Victoria. Triple filtered, 100% Australian grain spirit is used and many of the botanicals (all vapour pressed in a 50L copper still) are grown on the property. During production botanical baskets are changed every few litres and the final ABV is kept relatively high in order to maximise flavours.

    Tasting note: Clear. Aromas of juniper at the piney, sappy end of the scale along with background orange pith / peel and muted peppers. 3-4 minutes of air contact emphasises spicy citrus oils (mandarin / orange) and adds a gingery warmth to the bouquet. Entry is moderately oily / creamy followed by a concentrated, citrus-led attack finishing with lemon verbena, faint ginger beer-like notes and lingering piney juniper adding freshness. Spiced-up yet well balanced new-world gin. 50% Alc./Vol.
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    Anther Cherry Gin (700ml)
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $95. 00 Bottle
    $1140.00 Dozen
    ABV: 27%
    Formally branded ARTEMIS, Anther's single-estate/seasonal limited edition is a take on the traditional Sloe style. Cherries are sourced from Simon Spreyton of Spreyton's orchards, a small family owned farm in Northern Tasmania. Their fruit is highly sought after in Asian markets where it commands a premium. Cherry season is between mid-December and mid-January, hence this release is annual. Production remains true to this distillery's garagiste approach - 200kg of cherries are stoned by hand (that's about 12,000 cherries!) then placed in holding tanks to macerate in gin. The vivid red liquid is then strained, diluted and a little sugar is added before bottling.

    Tasting note: Slightly cloudy ruby red. Retains a piney, cool mint, lemony freshness through the cherry glace, blackcurrant and dried cranberry notes making for an enticing combination. Creamy cherry nectar and cranberry juice flavours over hints of black pepper and pine with late citrus and herbal tea notes lifting the finish. Nicely done; would love to see it at higher ABV. 27% Alc./Vol. Expect a light sediment.
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    Anther Gin (700ml)
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 44%
    Champion Gin at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2018.

    'Artemis' has been renamed 'Anther', after the part of a flower that holds pollen, the essential element for reproduction for botanicals.

    Hand distilled in small batches in Collingwood, Melbourne, this is a juniper forward, classic London dry style, complimented by Australian native botanicals. It's a spicy, savoury gin with a kick of citrus and a long finish of clove, nutmeg and ginger, bottled at a slightly higher strength than your average gin to give the botanicals extra punch. Great in a G&T, a perfect match with Vermouth in a Dry Martini or Negroni, and the spices in Anther emerge in citrus cocktails like the White Lady or Southside.

    Tasting note: Something special captured in the bouquet with a tangible creaminess to the "nose feel"; scents of green cardamom, citrus oils and coriander becoming pine-like with further air contact. Excellent freshness and lift. A creamy, delicately spicy delivery with bright juniper and coriander flavours and a tangy, citrus accented finish. Ends medium long, with lingering cool mint / pine and juniper freshness. 44% Alc./Vol.
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    Antipodes Organic Pink Gin (700ml)
    AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    An Aussie first: certified organic Pink Gin. Infused with Kakadu Plums to give it a new dimension of citrus, with Strawberry Gum - Olida for an extra berry burst. Ruby red grapefruit and pepper berries are also in the mix. Enjoy on the rocks or with tonic.

    Tasting note: Atypical gin aromas of strip bubblegum, jelly-babies and delicate pepper warmth. Follows through to a soft, silky spirit with semi-sweet confectionary flavours, mild spirit flare and a fleeting bubblegum aftertaste. Odd. More like flavoured vodka than gin. 40% ABV.
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    Antipodes Organic Gin (700ml)
    AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 45%
    Australia's first certified organic gin. Triple distilled with native and traditional botanicals and cut back with pure Australian rainwater.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear. Attractive scents of lemon meringue / home made lemonade with subtle background notes of white pepper and pine needle. Creamy, semi-sweet lemon sorbet profile with a citrus accented finish and a medium long, gently spiced, faint juniper and lemonade aftertaste. 45% Alc./Vol.
    Applewood Distillery Navy Gin (500ml)
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 58%
    Crafted with the highest quantity of juniper we have ever used whilst doubling the volume of ultra rare desert limes and Asiatic yuzu elevates the intensity of Applewood gin to the next level. Recommended with dry tonic, garnished with lemon peel. 58% Alc./Vol.
    Applewood Distillery Gin (500ml)
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 43%
    A Gin that accents the tart, bright green flavours of the Finger Lime and then gives a double-tap of savoury Desert Lime. In all, 25 individual botanicals play a part, with aromatic support delivered by Peppermint Gum Leaf, Saltbush, Wild Thyme, Pepperberry, Wattleseed, Anise Myrtle, Macadamia and of course - a solid dose of juniper.
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    Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin (700ml)
    Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    Tasting note: Includes a number of Australian native ingredients including blood limes, river mint and Dorrigo pepperleaf. Crystal clear. Impressive juniper / lime peel lift to the bouquet. Exposure adds delicate scents of pepper, coriander seed and fresh picked sweet oregano to the mix. Medium dry entry leads into a juicy lemon verbena / piney juniper profile. Ends clean, peppery and citrus lozenge like. 42% Alc./Vol.
    • 95
    Archie Rose Distiller's Strength Gin (700ml)
    Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 52.4%
    A much-anticipated release for September 2016, designed to shine in mixed drinks and cocktails. This includes fifteen individually distilled botanicals (both native and imported) such as pears from Orange in greater western NSW, rose petals, elderflower and distilled honey from the distillery's rooftop beehives.

    Says Archie Rose manager Harriet Leigh, "We upped the botanicals in the gin so they'd be more pronounced and pack a punch in G&T or Negroni. But I've also enjoyed it in a Last Word, a Southside and a Tom Collins. I believe in thorough research."

    Tasting note: Clear. Intensely aromatic with a medley of white pepper, citrus peel, piney-juniper and background cardamom / coriander. Skillfully balanced, with a creamy, gently peppery attack and flavours of lemon meringue, pine needle, coriander and a vibrant, oily, spicy finish. Medium long. A juniper/ citrus forward style that's nicely integrated. 52.4% Alc./Vol.
    Australian Distilling Co. Melbourne Gin (700ml)
    Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $79. 99 Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Melbourne is a city that celebrates the old and the new and whatever comes next, transcending traditions and transforming them into that elusive quality that is the city's charm. Distilled in Brunswick, this truly Melbourne spirit uses locally sourced, classic gin botanicals to create a multi layered, balanced blend including juniper, coriander, orris root, pepper, ginger and cinnamon. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Australian Distilling Co. Perth Gin (700ml)
    Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    Reduced from $79.99
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    With clear blue skies, golden beaches and cosmopolitan precincts in between, Perth is as diverse as it is welcoming. This gin is locally crafted in Fremantlle and combines boronia and lemon myrtle in a blend that captures the city’s flourishing energy. A gin not only made for Western Australians but one that's perfectly Perth. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Autonomy Quandong Gin (500ml)
    Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    Quandong, Tasmanian pepperberry and orange peels collected from market juicers are used to create this 'low food mile' gin. Brilliant brass gold in colour, the nose presents a finely tuned blend of figs, wine-soaked pears and orange oils, making this somewhat dry curacao-like. Flavour wise, it's more ginny and spicy, delivering a beautifully integrated combination of juniper, orange zest and peach with budding peel and pine freshness towards the finish. Think of it as Cointreau-meets-gin with an Aussie twist. Ty it with tonic and a peach garnish. 40% Alc./Vol.

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    Aviation Batch Distilled Gin (700ml)
    Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%

    A unique partnership between Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad of House Spirits Distilling in Portland, Oregon, and mixologist Ryan Magarian of Liquid Kitchen in Seattle. Believed to be the first collaboration of its kind, the gin employs a traditional Dutch copper pot still all-Rye grain base, which brings it's own zest, spiciness and weight compared to corn or wheat base counterparts, combined with a more even handed blending approach (i.e.- less juniper than a London Dry Gin). Other botanicals include cardamom, coriander, lavender, aniseed, saraparilla and dried orange peel.

    Chris Carllson of Spiritsreview.com commented: "While taking an old style genever or American style base they have added a deft sense of blending, maceration and distillation to create a truly outstanding Gin. This is the gin to use to resurrect those classic pre-Prohibition American cocktail recipes such as the Alamagoozlum and a host of others, that simply cannot be done with a London Dry...a must have for the discerning gin connoisseur."

    Tasting note: Clear. A sweet star anise top note descends the liquorice octave to fennel and sarsaparilla over hints of dill, caraway and rye bread. Soft, glycerous entry leads into a broad, semi sweet rye, caraway, anise flavour profile with citrus zest adding freshness. Excellent balance. White pepper to finish refreshed by sarsaparilla and caraway through the aftertaste. A solid alternative to traditional Genevers.  42% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... The bouquet emits earthy/mineral-like and fruity scents of slate/stone, wax and orange zest. The palate entry is very citrusy and tart; at midpalate the flavor profile turns astringent and bitter with major grain and citrus fruit influence. Concludes zesty, acidic, fresh and clean. A floral/citrusy style that’s completely different from London Dry's. 85-89 points. - www.wineenthusiast.com

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    Balcombe Coastal Gin (500ml)
    Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $76. 99 Bottle
    $923.88 Dozen
    ABV: 41%
    Tasting note: A winemaker's gin that includes a fascinating array of botanicals inspired by the Mornington Peninsula. These include foraged samphire, salt bush, wild fennel, Java long pepper and blood orange. Distilled by Garagiste Vintners in collaboration with The Craft & Co. Mildly cloudy with thick legs. Engaging aromas open earthy, then intensely herbal in the initial whiffs. Aeration adds an enticing splash of sea shore, fresh cut cedar, lemon peel, light juniper and spice. Silky, viscous and exceptionally smooth. Mid palate evokes flavours of kelp, citrus, coriander and potpourri. Finish rounds out delicately salty, citrus-peel-fresh and impressively long. A beautifully textured, coastal inspired gin. 41% Alc./vol.
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    Bareksten Botanical Gin (700ml)
    NORWAY
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 46%
    Tasting note: [batch 39] Made up of of 26 organically grown botanicals, 19 of which are locally sourced. Clear. Soft nose-feel presents sappy, earthy juniper aromas as well as crushed pine shoots, coriander and frail citrus. Beautifully rounded with creamy, mouthfilling citrus peel, juniper, coriander seed and white pepper flavours with a fresh pine and citrus accented finish. Vivacious, melt-in-your-mouth gin for all applications. 46% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

    Category Winner World Gin Awards Green stalk and white pepper aromas. Clean, but with a slightly strange texture
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    Bass & Flinders Distillery Angry Ant Gin (500ml)
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Tasting note: [LOT 1 tasted] Perfect clarity showing considerable viscosity. Dryish bouquet captivates with intriguing fruity aromas reminiscent of Maraschino cherries, fresh prunes, rhubarb tart or semi-ripe nashi pear. Second pass ups the vibrancy and introduces citrus peel, pine needle, sap and balsa-wood like notes. Feather light on entry, developing with a medium bodied, restrained piney / sappy profile and a powerful lemon cough lozenge surge that surprises for this ABV. Ends poised and lively with suggestions of liquorice root, lemon grass, eucalyptus oil and late Vapo-rub in the aftertaste. Exceptionally long. A highly creative, idiosyncratic expression that pushes the boundaries of what gin can be. 40% Alc./ Vol.
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    Bass & Flinders Gin Wild & Spicy Gin (700ml)
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Tasting note: Produced from 10 botanicals. Crystal clear. Intense aroma features scents of crushed eucalyptus leaf and pine needle becoming more juniper focused after exposure. Good concentration with mildly peppery, juniper and eucalyptus leaf flavours, feather-light towards the tingly, spicy finish and trailling off with a subtle juniper and citrus peel fade. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Bass & Flinders Distillery Soft & Smooth Gin (700ml)
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    A new Australian gin from the Mornington Peninsula, vapour distilled in small batches.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear. The floral aroma includes scents of fresh lemon peel, coriander and juniper. Entry is water like, intensifying to moderate concentration by mid palate which is, as the label suggests, satin textured and eminently accessible with its balanced juniper, citrus zest and pepper focus. Finish is bone dry, squeaky clean and in the leaner, lighter range. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Bass & Flinders Distillery Monsoon Gin (700ml)
    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    An exotic blend of 8 botanicals including lemongrass and coriander.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear. Frail opening aroma gains intensity after a short breathe to yield an attractive lemongrass and coriander accented bouquet with a delicately peppery edge. An exotic amalgam of lemon grass, lozenge and a late ginger flourish makes for a delightful twist on the palate. Outstanding length. Finishes more ginger beer like. A terrific ingredient for Asian inspired cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Bathtub Gin (700ml)
    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    $84. 99 Bottle
    $1019.88 Dozen
    ABV: 43.3%
    Bathtub gin originally referred to any style of homemade spirit made in amateur conditions. The term first appeared in 1920 in the prohibition-era United States, in reference to the poor quality alcohol that was being made in home bath tubs and mixed into cocktails to disguise its coarse flavour. Obviously, this contemporary version is not that sort of gin.

    Bathtub Gin is created using the traditional method of ''cold compounding'' . Very high quality copper pot-still spirit is infused with juniper, orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

    Production is restricted to ultra-small batches of only 30-60 bottles at a time, and the length of the compounding period is controlled entirely by periodic sampling.

    The result is a gin that's lightly tinted by the botanicals, and with a flavour which is both bold and perfumed all at once. Packaged using brown paper, string and wax, the striking presentation is reminiscent of a Victorian apothecary.

    Tasting note: Bright gold. Lifted and complex bouquet includes piney juniper, lemon cough drops, sweet oregano plus notes of pepper and cardamom. Medium bodied with attractive spicy, woody-juniper flavours and a glowing white pepper, citrus zest, pine and Fisherman's Friend accented finish. A vivacious, drier-style that's easy to like. 43.3% Alc./Vol.

    Awarded Gold - Contemporary Styles - 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
    Beefeater Gin (700ml)
    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    Gin has been produced in England since the early seventeenth century. During the nineteenth century, a chemist named James Burrough combined the wild flavour of juniper with the subtle sweetness of angelica and the spicy orange of coriander to produce a new highly aromatic style. Burrough was supposedly the first to coin the term 'London Dry' to differentiate the style from its Dutch counterparts. 

    Beefeater follows the traditional London style, while retaining a particularly soft and delicate mouthfeel. In comparison with other gins similarly priced, Beefeater represents good value for money. 40% alc./vol. An ideal mixer for a Singapore Sling. No tasting notes available.



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    Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin (500ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40.3%

    From the 9000 acre Yattendon Estate, one of the UK's largest Christmas tree farms, this medium bodied, drier-styled gin opens with aromas of crushed pine shoots, orange oil, peppercorns and potpourri. It's tangy, pure and keenly balanced with a crisp, grapefruit-like delivery and hints of citrus oils, woody juniper and white pepper through the finish. Lends itself to Martinis or refreshing G&Ts. 40.3% Alc./Vol.

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the San Francisco Spirits Competition 2021
    GOLD MEDAL WINNER (96 points) at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2020
    TRADITIONAL GIN CATEGORY WINNER at The Gin Guide Awards 2021

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    Big Tree Claude Navy Strength Gin (700ml)
    Macedon, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 58%
    Big Tree Distillery was established by a gin-loving husband and wife team devoted to bringing you truly home-grown spirits from the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. Three gins are on offer - 'Seasonal', 'Elegant Dry' and a Navy Strength edition named 'Claude'. All are created using (mostly) local ingredients and fresh rainwater from the farm. Where possible the team pick and forage some of the more interesting botanicals as locally as possible with the help of a gin loving botantist. Bottled at high ABV, Claude includes a touch of Southern Sassafras foraged from the Victorian mountains.

    Tasting note: [Batch 2] Super-dense and juniper-heavy on the nose; pine forest floor, orris and liquorice root as well as hints of grapefruit and dried herbs. Never lets up. Huge yet impeccably balanced in an intense citrus / juniper / herbal and liquorice accented attack with Fisherman's Friend rounding off a cascade of profound ginny flavours. Ends oily, peppery, prolonged. Tremendous stuff. 58% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Double Gold Medal, World Spirits Competition.
    Blankenheym & Nolet Oude Genever (Jenever) (1000ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 38%
    Closure: Screw Cap

    Genever (also known as Jenever or Jeniever) Dutch Gin is a full bodied malty spirit that was introduced to the Northern Netherlands in the 16th century by Southern Netherlanders who were fleeing the Spanish inquisition. Although it was originally created for purely medicinal reasons, (juniper berries being of diuretic value in flushing the urinary system) the popularity of this hardy new spirit spread so quickly that it soon was hailed as Holland’s national drink.

    There are two main types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Jonge Genever can contain no more than 15% malt wine and 10 grams of sugar per litre where Oude Genever must contain at least 15% malt wine but not more than 20 grams of sugar per litre. It is straw-hued, relatively sweet and aromatic.

    This Oude Genever is created by Blankenheym & Nolet distilleries, established 1714 in Schiedam, Holland. A city well known for it's production of Genever.

    An interesting fact when contemplating the use of Genever: in 1862 a celebrity bartender by the name of Jerry Thomas produced the world's first cocktail and bartending book titled "The Bar-tenders Guide or How To Mix Drinks". In there appeared recipes based around four basic cocktail spirits being brandy, rum, whisky and not suprisingly, Genever, the classic predecessor of London Dry Gin. Below is a cocktail recipe of the forgotten 'Holland House', a classic in the era of Jerry Thomas.
    Enjoy!

    No tasting notes available...

    Recipe: The Improved Holland Gin Cock-tail

    Glass: A small pre-chilled cocktail glass / coupe.

    2 shots of Bols Genever
    3 dashes of rich sugar syrup
    2 dashes of orange bitters
    1 dash of dry orange curacao liqueur
    Stir the ingredients with large, hard, cold ice cubes and strain into the glass.


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    Bluecoat Elderflower Gin (750ml)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 47%
    Tasting note: This pale green-yellow gin opens with scents of lemon peel, followed by softer notes of elderflower. The palate accents peppercorns, orange zest and elderflower, finishing oily yet fresh, citrusy and gently bitter. Not gin-like at all, rather, leans in the direction of a good triple sec. 47% Alc./Vol.
    Bluecoat Barrel Reserve American Dry Gin (700ml)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
    $115. 00 Bottle
    $1380.00 Dozen
    ABV: 47%
    A very popular addition to our Gin shelf last year was Bluecoat, named after the Bluecoat militia that fought the American War of Independence. Botanicals include organic juniper berries, American citrus peels, coriander and angelica root distilled with third-party sourced grain neutral spirit in a copper pot still made in Scotland by Forsyths of Rothes.

    This latest expression is finished in charred American oak barrels for a minimum of three months providing a unique, well rounded and complex spirit without compromising the latent botanical notes. Beautifully packaged in a cobalt blue bottle, this will be a great gin alternative to classic cocktails such as the Negroni, Martinez and Old Fashioned. 47% Alc./Vol.

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    Bluecoat American Dry Gin (700ml)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
    $105. 00 Bottle
    $1260.00 Dozen
    ABV: 47%
    Tasting note: Brilliant rain water clear appearance with a silvery blush. Presents an intriguing aroma offering juniper, baked citrus and potpourri on the one hand, alternating with a sweeter and more unusual aspect that includes almond and jaffa-like notes. A light, mildly oily entry leads into a medium dry, peppery profile that's almost vodka-like with featherweight flavours of juniper and citrus, concluding delicately lemony, peppery, warm, lean and dry; traces of almond in the aftertaste. 47% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Named after the Bluecoat militia that fought the American War of Independence, botanicals including organic juniper berries, American citrus peels, coriander and angelica root are distilled with third-party sourced grain neutral spirit in a copper pot still made in Scotland by Forsyths of Rothes. The cobalt blue bottles have distinctive etched detailing and gold lettering: each is filled by hand and sealed with a cork stopper.Appearance: Clear and transparent. Aroma: Clean, juniper and fresh coriander nose with alpine fresh piny, lemony aromas. Taste: Soft, very slightly sweet, peppermint fresh cleansing palate with pine, zesty lemony and liquorice. The high strength adds black pepper spirity notes. Aftertaste: Lemony, pine fresh finish with lingering sage, naan bread and black pepper flavours.
    4.5 stars - www.diffordsguide.com
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    • Nick's Import
    Bols Jonge Gin (Genever) (1000ml)
    Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    $64. 99 Bottle
    $779.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Jenever (also known as Genever or Jeniever) Dutch Gin is a full bodied malty spirit that was introduced to the Northern Netherlands in the 16th century by Southern Netherlanders who were fleeing the Spanish inquisition. Although it was originally created for purely medicinal reasons, (juniper berries being of diuretic value in flushing the urinary system) the popularity of this hardy new spirit spread so quickly that it soon was hailed as Holland’s national drink.

    There are two types of Genever: ‘Oude’ (Old) and ‘Jonge’ (Young). This is not a matter of aging, but of distilling techniques. Around 1900 new technology made it possible to produce an almost neutral tasting high-grade alcohol, independent of the origin of the spirit. A worldwide trend towards lighter tasting spirits as well as lower prices, led to blended whisky in Great Britain, and its counterpart in the Netherlands was 'Jonge Genever'. During the World Wars, lack of imported cereals and hence malt, forced the continued promotion of this Gin. People started using the term ‘Oude’ for the old-style Genever and ‘Jonge’ for the new style, which contains more grain instead of malt and can even contain plain sugar-based alcohol.

    Jonge Bols is one of the finest young Genevers of Holland, twice distilled from 100% pure grain. Fourteen ingredients such as, angelica root, aniseed, ginger root, apricot nuts, learwyt seed are then infused for flavouring. Typically consumed out of a shot glass, or, as preferred in Holland, a tulip glass, Jonge Gin is best served chilled. Or try a John Collins, a Cocktail which consists of Genever Gin (or Bourbon), lemon juice, sugar, and sodawater and made in the same way as a Tom Collins. 35% Alc./Vol.

    Tasting note: Clear. Mild aromatics reveal top notes of candle wax, talc and mineral over heavier scents of potpourri (especially lavender) citrus peel and juniper. Silky entry slowly builds in concentration offering mild, medium dry flavours of citrus, mineral and chamomile tea. Juniper takes back seat. White pepper back palate. Exceptionally pure, silky and very gently warming mouth feel. Turns dry, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste of citrus peel, mineral and a subtle juniper fade. A less assertive and very easy drinking alternative to London Dry’s. 35% Alc./Vol.



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    Bombay Original Dry Gin (700ml) 37.5% ABV
    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    $64. 99 Bottle
    $779.88 Dozen
    ABV: 37.5%
    Other reviews... Nosing passes find a peppery bouquet of zesty, mildly citrusy scents of juniper, cedar, Christmas tree sap, coriander and orris root. Entry is silky, smooth, moderately sweet and keenly pine-like; the midpalate is elegant, floral, and sweet with a touch of sap. Finishes clean, citrusy and spicy. Better than its sibling, Bombay Sapphire. 85-90 points - wineenthusiast.com
    Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin (700ml)
    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    Released in the late 1980's, Bombay Sapphire was the first London Dry to be marketed as a 'super premium' Gin.

    While most gins take their flavour from four or five botanicals, most notably, the juniper berry, Bombay Sapphire uses no less than ten, achieving an altogether more balanced and refined taste. Furthermore, the distilling process is unique. Most other gins boil up the botanicals with the spirit. But with Bombay Sapphire, the spirit is distilled alone. Thus it is in vapour form when it passes through the perforated copper botanicals basket. This process allows each delicate aroma to be absorbed from each respective botanical. These include almonds, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris, angelica, cassia bark, cubeb berries and coriander. Bombay's character is more complex and herbal than other gins and its price is indicative of its quality.

    No tasting notes available.

    • Nick's Import
    Bombay Sapphire Bramble Gin (700ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 37.5%
    Launched in early 2020, this berry infused Bombay expression is a delicious sloe-style gin bursting with natural flavours of ripe blackberries and raspberries. Created by Master Distiller, Dr. Anne Brock and Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti, its name is derived from the classic 1980s 'Bramble' Cocktail (basically a Gin Sour with a dash of crème de mûre liqueur). Enjoy it with tonic, poured over ice or garnished with a wedge of lemon for a fresh G&T. No added sugar. 37.5% Alc./Vol.
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    Boodles Gin (700ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Dating back to 1845 and named after Boodle's gentlemen's club in London’s St. James’, founded in 1762 and originally run by Edward Boodle. Famous members of the club included former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and James Bond author, Ian Fleming (was Boodles the historical foundation for the Vesper?)

    This repackaged and rejuvenated brand has been under new ownership since 2013 and is now produced at the Greenalls distillery.

    Tasting note: [40% ABV bottling] Quite frail aromatically, hinting at mineral, talc, lemon scented herbs and pine. Feather-light flavours echo the bouquet, with pepper warmth and juniper freshness developing towards the finish. Concludes brisk, bone dry and subdued to the point of being vodka-like. Odd. Look out for the 45.2% version.

    Other reviews... An invitingly herbal and woodsy initial aroma of sage, nutmeg and cassia bark; more minutes find the juniper behind the assertive spice and herb flavorings. The palate entry is round, semisweet and moderately oily; at midpalate the taste is of rosemary and coriander and pepper. Finishes elegantly, firmly and squeaky clean. Best Buy.
    96-100 points- www.wineenthusiast.com

    Clear. Aromas of creamy porridge, lemon pastry, juniper, and spice with a plush satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, seamlessly nuanced finish with notes of lemongrass gelato, pink peppercorns, coriander and piney herbs. A fantastically flavorful and balanced gin that is sure to please the most discriminating palate.
    International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
    93 points (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com

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    Boodles Mulberry Gin (700ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $69. 99 Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    ABV: 30%
    Tasting note: Deep ruby red. Ripe red berry aromas over a subtle spirit base; Viscous, ripe berry / rasberry jube delivery rounded off with frail citrus freshness. Juniper is indiscernible. Try it over ice with a splash of lemon juice. 30% Alc./Vol.
    • 93
    Brocken Spectre Gin for Tonic (500ml)
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    Tasting note: Aimed at creating a gin that would perfectly marry with tonic, this offers a very pure, creamy nose-feel - fresh juniper, a touch of lavender and orris root over emerging citrus. Medium bodied with bright, concentrated flavours of juniper, pepper, lemon peel and developing anise through the finish. Excellent vibrancy and length. Ends with lemon cough lozenge and warming pepper through the aftertaste. 42% Alc./Vol.
    • 90
    Brocken Spectre Summer (Saffron) Gin (500ml)
    Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
    $89. 99 Bottle
    $1079.88 Dozen
    ABV: 42%
    Tasting note: This 'Summer Gin' is infused with locally grown saffron, post distillation, giving the liquid a brilliant yellow-golden hue. The bouquet includes hints of wood shavings, saffron, lemon peel, fresh thyme and juniper, followed by a light-to-medium bodied anise, juniper and dried herbal delivery. The finish is tangy, fresh, with liquorice root, white pepper and lemon cough lozenge through the aftertaste. Zesty and nicely integrated. 42% Alc./Vol
    • 87
    Brockmans Gin (700ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%
    Produced using a high quality neutral grain spirit and Infused with ten botanicals (Juniper, Coriander, Blackberries, Blueberries, Orris Root, Cassia Bark, Liquorice, Orange & Lemon, Angelica root, and Almonds).

    Tasting note: Atypical gin aromas of ribena cordial and raspberry jube with little to zero juniper. Berry flavoured until the finish where light coriander seed and pine enter, balancing the sweetness. Like a flavoured vodka. Try it with ginger ale. 40% Alc./Vol.
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    Brookies Byron Gin (700ml)
    New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $74. 99 Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46%
    Co-founder, Eddie Brook struck up a friendship with legendary Scotch Whisky distiller, Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich fame during one of Jim's tours around Australia. At the time, Eddie was Australian distributor for Bruichladdich's whiskies and Gin (The Botanist). McEwan was coaxed out of retirement and joined Eddie and his family to launch Brookie’s gin in Northern New South Wales. Named "Cape Byron Distillery", the operation runs a 2000 liter Tassie-made copper pot still. Brookies employs 26 botanicals, 18 of which are native to Australia: Sunrise finger limes from Byron Bay, kumquat, blood lime, aniseed myrtle, cinnamon myrtle, White Aspen, riberry, the young leaves of the lilly pilly leaf, macadamia nut, native raspberries from Brook Farm, Dorrigo pepper leaf, river mint and native ginger. Traditional botanicals include juniper, coriander, cassia, angelica and orris root.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear. Pure, rounded aromas of citrus peel and lemon thyme followed by woody juniper, pepper, coriander and minty freshness. Five minutes adds hints of raspberry. Creamy textured with a concentrated yet keenly balanced profile; lively with piney juniper upfront, followed by dried herbs and pepper. Hints of macadamia late in the aftertaste? The lingering spiciness and the overall length is quite something. Nicely done. 46% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Gold Medal. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
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    Brookies Byron Slow Gin (700ml)
    New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
    $64. 99 Bottle
    $779.88 Dozen
    ABV: 26%
    A welcome (albeit limited) addition to the Brookies range, is this "Slow" gin, in the style of English sloe. The point of difference here is that Davidson Plums are used instead of sloe berries. Considered a bush delicacy, the plum is indigenous to the Byron region and is packed with vitamins and minerals.The plums are steeped in Brookie’s Gin for several months. The maceration is diluted to 26% ABV with Mount Warning spring water.

    Tasting note: Brilliant copper. Attractive, medium dry aromas suggesting quince paste, plum jam and raisins over muted juniper and white pepper. A juicy-yet-dry, pleasantly tart, plum and red berry flavoured gin with trace pepper in the finish. Delicious Summer sipping, but would be even better at a higher ABV. Keep it simple with soda or just ice. 26% Alc./Vol.
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A long departure from the once "fuddy-duddy" association of the genre, Vickers, Gordon's and other ubiquitous brands are threatened to be swallowed in a giant yawn by the progressive, quality-savvy new-gin devotee. Trending classifications such as 'New Western' style (juniper evident but not dominant) are gaining prominence as are the use of indigenous botanicals and varied spirit bases, including non-grain. Barrel ageing is also gaining momentum. The vast improvement in quality has resulted in texture rich, neat/sipping friendly spirits. Yet, the traditional English and Dutch styles remain more relevant than ever in honouring the cocktail classics.

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