The Melbourne Gin Company Gin, Melbourne, Australia (700ml)
Eleven botanicals, both local and exotic, are each individually extracted, distilled and then blended to create a well-rounded, smooth and slightly surprising gin.
Building on the classic foundations of juniper berries and coriander seed, the grapefruit peel and Rosemary hail from the garden at Gembrook Hill Vineyard in the Yarra Valley, where the gin is made.
The other locals are macadamia, sandalwood, honey lemon myrtle and organic navel orange.
Bringing Melbourne's cosmopolitan flavour to the mix are the exotics: angelica root, orris root and cassia bark.
The final component is water - rainwater from Gembrook in the Yarra Ranges, 60km from Melbourne, with a purity that allows the botanicals to shine through.
We hope you enjoy this unexpected mix of classic and contemporary, local and exotic. A Melbourne Dry Gin.