There’s nothing quite like a pint at the cricket, but soon enough, you could find yourself raising a highball glass in the members stand, over your traditional plastic fantastic. Aussie gin lords Archie Rose have just announced a new collaboration with the Sydney Cricket Ground, unveiling the official Sydney Cricket Gin.
Founded in 2014, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is rapidly becoming one of the most respected distilleries in Australia. Having collaborated with brands such as Gelato Messina and the Sydney Opera House in the past, it was no surprise that the world-famous Sydney Cricket Ground decided to form a partnership (pun intended) fans can cheer on.
This collaboration will feature a unique signature gin named “Sydney Cricket Gin,” which will be available in the Noble Bradman Messenger Stand at the SCG or via the Archie Rose website. The new product line will be produced in the company’s distillery in Botany Bay and features local ingredients including lemon myrtle, Dorrigo pepperleaf, honey and a generous splash of orange peel.
“Archie Rose is first and foremost a Sydney brand and we’re incredibly proud to produce a Tailored Gin and Gin Bar in partnership with the SCG – our favourite Australian sporting ground”, Archie Rose founder Will Edwards said. “We’re really excited that regulars at the SCG will now be able to enjoy a truly local gin at a blockbuster calendar of sporting events scheduled at the ground this winter and beyond.”
“We are thrilled to partner with an innovative local distillery like Archie Rose to develop the SCG’s first ever gin,” says Venues NSW Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather. It is a great example of two proud NSW brands working together to create memorable experiences for our customers. The Sydney Cricket Gin and SCG Gin Bar By Archie Rose is one of many new food and beverage offerings available at the SCG this year.”
Sure, Archie Rose isn’t guaranteeing Sydney Cricket Gin will have you hitting the ball like Steve Smith, but you can still enjoy a tipple and convince your mates that if it weren’t for that “knee injury,” you’d be on the pitch with him.