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.
Tasting note: New from Big Tree, this ruby red annual release offers fresh aromas of semi-ripe blackberries, raspberry tea, cranberry juice and chamomile. It's light to medium bodied with tangy flavours of dried cranberry and citrus peel finishing juicy, medium long with a splash cinnamon warmth. Controlled sugars make for a deliciously natural expression. 27.7% Alc./Vol. Limited stocks.
- ABV 27.7%
Lossburg, GERMANY$99.99 Bottle
- ABV 29%
A genuine Monkey 47, but nevertheless a whole different one!
Sloe Gin's are steadily following the resurgence of its higher ABV relative with new releases appearing from around the globe; including Australia and Germany. If you’re new to this quintessentially British liqueur, you'll soon realise the two are related by suffix alone, with the majority of brands available maintaining its traditional liqueur style, with a few exceptions omitted - see Cadenhead Sloe Gin.
This practice sees the sloe berry’s picked in the early winter months, combining Gin and sugar to allow a maceration infusion to occur. The ratio of sugar to Gin will depend on each producer and the properties of the fruits harvest, accounting for varying levels of sweetness and the inherit astringency of the sloe.
As always, the quality and style of Gin will play a significant part toward the end flavour, with traditional recipes calling for the Juniper heavy 'London Dry' style. With this new world approach, the sublime, yet quirky Monkey 47 Gin has been combined with handpicked Sloe berries from the Black forest in Germany. The final mix is then left for a 3-month maturation period in earthenware containers and left un-filtered, for maximum flavour. Many will be happy to know the end result remarkably maintains Monkey 47's trademark scent of lavender throughout.
UNITED STATES$99.99 Bottle
Other reviews... Inspired by England’s sloe gin and made with beach plums from Long Island, New York, this gin has round, sweet and tart flavors, with an earthy cinnamon touch on the finish. With its distinctive dark-cherry-juice color and aroma, this lends itself to making fizzes and other cocktails. It’s distilled from cane sugar, but it’s not supersweet.
- ABV 30%
91 points - www.wineenthusiast.com