Gift the gift of gin this Christmas.
You’d be right in thinking Australia is enjoying a boutique spirits boom at present. But perhaps, in contrast to how eagerly you’ve embraced craft beer or vegan wine, you’re a little stumped about where to begin. Let’s try a little questionnaire to point you in the right direction.
Are you in Melbourne? Do you like gin? Do you like supporting local business? Do you appreciate gins of flavour, character and distinction? If you answered yes to three or more of those questions, then we’d like to introduce you to The Melbourne Gin Company.
The Melbourne Gin Co. describes its two flagship products as “classic gin with a twist of Melbourne”. The company’s bread and butter is a 42%ABV Dry Gin, which combines 11 botanicals into a well-rounded, smooth and sometimes surprising gin. The hint of surprise could be due to the addition of locally-sourced grapefruit peel and Rosemary hail, which come from the Yarra Valley, where the gin is also made.
Second cab off the ranks is the MGC’s Single Shot, an especially full-flavoured gin that’s made in a single distillation. At 47.4%, it’s a bit stronger than the Dry, but the extra alcohol does nothing to dampen its distinct flavour. Look, you’d be forgiven for keeping this gift for yourself.
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Get yourself a bottle of The Melbourne Gin Company’s Dry Gin or Single Shot via the distillery’s website. It’ll be the perfect Christmas gift.
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