I have always been interested in what is happening around Australia when it comes to new, funky, craft products. We seem to be coming along leaps and bounds in the department of craft alcohol lately with so many amazing new producers popping up.
I was doing some research into Aussie gins, trying to find some new products for Birtinya Cellars when I stumbled across the Abel Gin Company. What struck me first was not the gins themselves per se but the distiller, Natalie Fyare. Natalie is known throughout the wine industry as being the ‘Queen of Australian Sparkling’.
If you know anything about making wine, you will know that one of the most difficult things to do is blend together base wine for sparkling. There is an art to looking at the different elements, blending them together to create something truly different. Natalie worked as the head wine maker for Jansz, one of Australia’s top sparkling wines.
So when I heard that she has taken up making gin, I just knew I had to get some. Knowing how meticulous and super passionate about local Aussie/Tassie ingredients Natalie is I knew that these gins would be superb. And now that I have them in stock they have lived up to all expectations and more.
These local Tassie botanicals are amazing. Come into Birtinya Cellars to grab a bottle today!