Country of origin: Australia Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 46% Bottle size: 500 ml
The fresh spirit of Tasmania’s ancient Huon Pine, iridescent abalone shell and pristine water.
A nod to a London Dry, Taylor & Smith Dry Gin features the four key botanicals of sage, abalone shell, Huon Pine needles and red grapefruit. Fresh sage is grown at the distillery garden and the abalone shell is sourced whilst on family abalone dives.
Once cleaned, the shell is dried and crushed into tiny pieces to infuse in the gin. Abalone shell, used in Chinese medicine, is a calcium carbonate to neutralise the acids and adds a slight salinity.
Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii) is a species of conifer native to Tasmania. It is found by the edge of rivers and is an incredibly slow growing, revered local timber. The needles provide pine notes that differ to juniper and add to the complexity of the dryness.
- Taylor and Smith Gin is evenly balanced, complex and aromatic making for a lovely Dry Martini or Gin & Tonic garnished with citrus.
About Taylor & Smith Distilling Co.: Taylor & Smith is an independent artisan distillery in Hobart owned and run by Natalie and Ben. They experiment with Tasmanian botanicals and carefully craft their base spirits to synthesise the Tasmanian landscape and write out the stories of place.
The scale of the season is compressed in Tasmania so you get an intensity of flavour in local botanicals. The air is phenomenal and the water that feeds directly to the distillery comes from a lake of snow melt at Mount Field National Park.
When Taylor & Smith first started making spirits they'd take around little jam jars of gin and leave them on their neighbours doorstep. People would turn up on a Friday night home from work and find a jar of gin. In reciprocation they would turn up with lemons, quinces, cumquats or other botanicals they were hoping would feed back into the gin. Along with experimentation, another defining characteristic of the Taylor & Smith process is their focus on the handmade. They don't have any automated systems. It's come from the heart. Taylor & Smith love to bring people together through our spirits, and small things that are beautiful in the right place can enhance a moment.
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