Garden Grown Gin has partnered with The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan for a limited edition gin to raise money for the garden’s conservation initiatives, which include seed banking, research and training. Botanic Garden Grown Gin is distilled using rare Australian botanicals sourced directly from the garden, meaning it’s now technically possible to taste one of Sydney’s most important landmarks.
The gin features native botanicals such as Ginger Rhizome, Mount White Lime, Orange Berry, Wombat Berry, Macadamia and a touch of the famous Bunya Pine Nut to create this rare collection of just 1,000 handcrafted bottles.
The ginger, lime and juniper are major contributors to its structure with the rest playing supporting roles to add to the depth and complexity. The different nuts add a soothing quality and create a delicately soft texture, and there’s a light vanilla flavour in the finish. Botanic Garden Grown Gin is available now online and at select stores for $129.
Coinciding with the 30th Birthday of the Garden, the collaboration comes off the award-winning success of A Rather Royal Gin released in early 2017.
Curator Manager of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, John Siemon, believes there’s more to this partnership than just producing an excellent gin. “The Garden aptly serves as a cultural, scientific and educational institution which is also the proud home to rare Australian botanicals used to create a unique blend,” he said.
“It is a great opportunity to promote and support the conservation work at the Garden which helps to protect the future of Australia’s native plants.”