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UNDERGROUND SPIRITS “Celebrating 50 years of the Australian National Botanic Gardens” 40% 700ml

Celebrating 50 years of the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australia is home to a huge diversity of native plants and we have had the special pleasure of experimenting with some fascinating natives for this handcrafted gin. This is a collaboration with the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra to celebrate the Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, accordingly a great deal was learnt about the many different native plants that call Australia home.

Part of the profits from this gin help support native plant conservation activities by the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Tasting notes:

Ad Crescendum is a tactile and engaging gin with hints on the nose of the Australian backyard. The ingredients were foraged from those grown in the Gardens and come from many regions throughout Australia.  The taste is soft on the tongue and mellow with a mild sweetness, like pear flesh, from native flowers.

Linking to the botanicals used, we have the Banksia giving a honey sweet nectar aroma, like a gentle floral bush smell, along with the White Aspen and the Yam Daisy topping it up with that extra bit of tropical. This is balanced by the sharpness of the Plum Pine, and the citrus of the Fingerlime and the Grey Myrtle. The Pepperberries, the Grey Myrtle and the Rainforest Aniseed complete the citrus and sweet profile by adding just the right amount of spiciness and some more complex flavours. Bringing that extra fruitiness, the Rubus is the cherry on the cake – or the berry on the gin!

Botanicals used:

  • Banksia ericifolia (Banksia): honey sweet, nectar.
  • Citrus australasica (Fingerlime): fresh zesty citrus, hint of cooked apples.
  • Syzygium anisatum (Rainforest Aniseed): aniseed.
  • Acronychia oblongifolia (White Aspen): citrus and honey.
  • Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy): sweet and slightly coconutty.
  • Podocarpus elatus (Plum Pine / Illawarra Plum): pine taste, sweet.
  • Backhousia myrtifolia (Grey Myrtle): cinnamon.
  • Rubus moluccanus (Native Raspberry): raspberry fruit.
  • Tasmannia lanceolata (Pepperberry): aromatic peppery.

700ml 40% ABV


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