Bass & Flinders Release Winter Gin
Bass & Flinders Distillery has released a stunning Winter Gin to mark the beginning of winter and to spice up the season for all gin lovers. They also released the Gin for World Gin Day and Negroni Week. With a destination in the Mornington Peninsula you can experience this delicious gin and their other standout offerings.
The Bass & Flinders’ Winter Gin is a unique combination of two finely distilled spirits; apple brandy and a triple distilled grape-based gin. The gin combines the flavours of juniper and warming winter botanicals including nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, orange, & native pepper berry. The eau de vie is distilled from wine produced using Victorian grapes. This creates a smooth base spirit with additional flavour and viscous characteristics.
The golden hue and apple flavours come from aged apple brandy, which is blended with the gin. The palate and aroma from oranges, apples and cinnamon are reminiscent of Christmas pudding and are enhanced with the addition and warming flavour of native pepper berries.
Bass & Flinders is proud of its innovative approach in offering seasonal products using botanicals and other flavours throughout the year. “Our small scale, innovative approach provides us with a fantastic opportunity to be creative and produce products relevant to the current season.” Holly Klintworth, Head Distiller, Bass & Flinders Distillery.
The Winter Gin is best enjoyed on a cold winter evening. Enjoy neat over ice, or with dry ginger ale and a slice of apple for a warming twist. A variety of Winter Gin cocktails wereserved at the distillery for World Gin Day celebrations on Saturday 9 June at Red Hill. Over the recent long weekend, visitors discovered glorious gin cocktails, fine local acoustic tunes and wood-fired pizza. The popular mulled wine made with gin was also available.
Guests can also be one of the first to get their hands on a bottle of Winter Gin. The Winter Gin is also available on the distillery’s website until stocks last, retailing at $95 for a 500ml bottle.