Souwester Sunset Barrel Aged Gin (700ml)
Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$110. 00 Bottle
This chardonnay macerated gin has been aged in a Voyager Estate MJW Chardonnay barrel and infused with a unique blend of botanicals from Margaret River. Whole bunches of freshly picked Chardonnay grapes from Voyager Estate have been macerated for three months in a Juniper spirit, before being blended with individual distillations of Christmas Tree flower, Geraldton Wax, Red Samphire, Finger Lime and Coriander. This is the first time Christmas Tree flower been used in a spirit. This ancient bush tucker, which is endemic to the southern parts of Western Australia, has an enticing earthy and honeysuckle undertone. The Geraldton Wax imparts a liveliness with fresh forest aroma that develops with lemongrass and citrus, while there's a warming saltiness from the Red Samphire. The final maturation in a French oak barrique contributes a golden hue. Hand bottled as a run of 350 bottles, this textural gin tastes like Christmas captured in a bottle. It has a complex and feminine bouquet, with vanilla bean and floral notes reminiscent of a Summer’s day. A honeysuckle sweetness, delicate citrus and fresh forest accents linger on the palate, with a warming saltiness and a velvety mouthfeel. Best enjoyed over ice, as a martini, or with a tonic mixer. Garnish with dehydrated grapefruit or orange. 40% Alc./Vol.