GinA 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.
Margaret River in Western Australia is home to a host of established producers creating exceptional wines, but more importantly for Gin production, a pristine source of water and abundant natural botanicals. Hand selected, delicate flavourings such as cinnamon myrtle, Australian bush tomato and wattleseed bring a profile that is uniquely Australian to these Gins. Water is triple filtered for purity.
- ABV 40%
The Sabre is a uniquely Australian take on a traditional London Dry style. The bright, aromatic flavours are led by an undercurrent of citrus with a dominance of juniper, followed by the classic coriander seed. The addition of wattle seed adds a depth to the mid palate and introduces a creamy texture to the gin. Perfect as a classic G&T with lemon to release the intricacies of this uniquely styled gin.Tasting note: Clear, silvery, slightly glycerous appearance. Powerful aromatics show excellent purity; unashamedly juniper focused issuing a classic piney / woody / peppery scent with an underlying incense-like sweetness emerging with time. Exceptionally soft, smooth texture and super clean; again, juniper heavy flavours dominate and are supported by a gentle peppery warmth. Dry, slightly waxy finish. Subtle anise, juniper and pepper fade. A faultless example of the London Dry genre with loads of charm. 40% Alc./Vol. Other reviews... Awards: Gold & Champion Gin - Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2015; Gold Medal - San Francisco Spirits Competition 2011.
Western Australia, AUSTRALIA$110.00 Bottle
- ABV 58%
Jeremy Spencer and Jason Chan’s latest effort is this full strength limited edition gin based on traditional botanicals like juniper, orris root, coriander and angelica as well as less typical ingredients like sea parsley, lemon verbena and Margaret River ocean water. It's a great addition to the West Winds stable. The name references the most brazen, aggressive and fearless of naval war tactics where warships released a close-range barrage of firepower from every gun along one side of the hull.
Tasting note: [BATCH 1 tasted] Brilliant crystal clear, noticeably viscous appearance. Generous aroma yields powerful scents of juniper, mixed citrus peel and lemonade gelato followed by hints of white pepper and lavender. Viscous entry leads into an exceptionally concentrated citrus peel accented profile with hints of juniper and pepper. Finishes delicately bitter, vibrant and poised with controlled spices carrying through to a liquoricey / juniper-like fade. Fantastic length and persistence. The balance at 58% ABV is first class.Other reviews... Awards: Gold & Champion Gin, Australian Distilled Spirit Awards 2017; Double Gold - San Francisco Spirits Competition 2017; Double Gold - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2014; Gold & Champion Gin - New York International Spirits Competition 2015; Gold - Asia International Spirits Competition 2017; Gold Medal – The World Gin Masters Asia 2018