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.
- $89.99 Bottle
Tasting note: A gin named after the fifth basic taste, ('umami' is also known as 'savoury'). The concept is to provide the perfect base spirit for a Martini. Produced using hand picked Sicilian capers, parmesan and two other savoury ingredients combined with neutral wheat spirit, then briefly barrel aged, it's wonderfully scented with a keynote of fresh capers, plus hints of white pepper and green capsicum, ending on a spicy note of fresh-sliced chillies. Evocative and unique. Experiment with dry, savoury cocktails. 42% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 42%
Throws a natural sediment. This is not a production fault.
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A novel Irish gin that's barrel aged in 50 litre juniper wood casks. It uses the same 12 botanicals found in Blackwater No.5, but in a slightly different proportion; orange and the sweeter roots are increased, because, like its berries, juniper timber can be a wee bit astringent. Tasting note: Pale gold. First pass finds an attractive mingling of juniper and wood notes, in particular fresh sawn green pine, balsa wood…later, crushed pine needles, dried lemon peel, thyme, black pepper. Light to medium bodied flavours find juniper framed by citrus peel, drying herbal teas, warming black pepper and fine tannins. Concludes nicely balanced, gently warming and medium long. Distinctive. 46% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 46%
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Produced only through the summer with all the strawberries used grown locally in Wexford by the Kearns family. No additional sweeteners are added. Recommended in a G&T with a slice of strawberry and a crack of black pepper. Tasting note: The largest botanical component in this gin are the berries which also contribute a subtle pink blush. Medium dry aromas hint at strawberry milk or berry tart, the juniper just peeking through. Some orris root perhaps, then sweeter floral notes. Chamomile? Light to medium bodied and nicely textured with delicately expressed botanicals and a flourish of spice through the finish. Trace strawberry repeats in the aftertaste. A Summer style gin that strikes a good balance between fruit and traditional notes. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES$110.00 Bottle
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.
- ABV 47%
Produced by Pierre Ferrand (the cognac house that owns Plantation rum), this is a variation of Citadelle Reserve (based on 22 different botanicals), sweetened using brown sugar from the Caribbean. Beautifully presented with the inevitable Tom Cat included on the label. Very small allocation for Australia. Tasting note: Pale gold. Nicely integrated herbal-juniper freshness over underlying notes of vanilla, lemon cough lozenge and pepper. Follows through with an oily, semi-sweet profile including flavours of cough lozenge, lemon iced tea, candied pineapple and a warming, delicate peppermint / juniper finish. Concludes more like a London dry. Complex and beautifully textured. 46% Alc./Vol. 6500 bottles produced.
- ABV 46%
This gin goes into the same casks as Cotswolds' flagship Single Malt. These include first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks (STRs). Maturation lasts three months. Following that, fresh Valencian orange peel and candied root ginger are soaked in the gin for several weeks. Finally, a touch of honey is added to sweeten before bottling. Tasting note: A golden coloured gin with aromas of ginger chocolates, root beer, orange zest and lime peel over fresh juniper. On entry traditional gin notes arrive with hints of triple sec and subtle oaky astringency, dovetailing into a delicious spice wave. Ends ginger beer-like with budding warmth. Great purity and definition. Superb Winter gin. 46% Alc./Vol. Notes from the producer... Nose: Warm honey and sweet orange notes balance the fresh spicy ginger and piney juniper. Palate: Incredibly rich and luxurious, the ginger warms everything through, with vanilla and red fruit notes from the casks. Finish: A lovely long finish full of dry oak spice and ginger, with lots more honey.
- ABV 46%
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Tasting note: Intense yellow-gold with thick legs. Offers unusual hints of crushed ant and orange cordial in the opening sniff. Second pass finds juniper/menthol freshness infused with hints of lemon thyme and saffron. Feather-light, supple, rounded mouthfeel with delicate cumin / turmeric / saffron-like flavours over refreshing background juniper. Restrained vanilla sweetness enters at the finish. Closes with faint saffron, bitter peel and ginger-like warmth in the aftertaste. Understated yet engaging. Enjoy this as it is. 47% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 47%
A gin infused with juniper berries, angelica, coriander and aged on oak chips in old beer casks. Tasting note: Brilliant gold. Low key aromas of fresh-sawn American oak, balsa wood and light vanilla. Better integrated on the palate with the sweet oak notes enhanced by hints of coriander and piney-juniper. Ends mildly astringent, medium fresh, delicately herbal. 42% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 42%
Tasting note: [2019 edition] This takes barrel aging one step further by blending gins matured in three types of oak for twelve months. Fourteen botanicals are included in the pot distilled rye spirit which was finally finished in Rum casks. Fresh aromas of pine buds, lemon lozenges, light vanilla and curry leaf develop on the nose. Soft on entry but builds with a spicy crescendo including crushed curry leaves, white pepper, cough lozenge and late juniper. The finish is gently astringent, lively, warming and long. Try it in spicy cocktails or on its own as a Winter sipper. 52% Alc./Vol. 4000 bottles. Other reviews… [2017 edition] 5+ Stars – diffordsguide.com Elephant Gin contributes 15% of all of its gins’ profits to elephant conservation, including foundations such as Space for Elephants, Big Life Foundation and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
- ABV 52%
- $59.99 Bottle
Tasting note: Pale brass-gold colour is reminiscent of young Chardonnay. Nosing finds a delightful harmony of citrus, coriander, woody juniper and pine needle underscored by subtle sweetness. Follows through with vivacious, full bodied flavours of juniper, pepper and lemon cough lozenge, ending piney, fresh and well balanced with hints of cardamom and citrus zest in the aftertaste. The pick of the bunch from this distillery. 49% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 49%