4 YEARS OF INK GIN
This week marks four years since Husk Distillers in NSW launched Ink Gin. For its fourth birthday, Ink asked for a little brother or sister, and the team at HUSK obliged. Husk announced to MyBottleShop.com today that they are introducing a new product, Ink Sloe & Berry Gin.
INK SLOE & BERRY GIN
Infused with rosella petals
For almost a year distiller Quentin has been quietly tinkering with his recipe for a new, all natural, floral infused gin good enough to follow its sister gin into our iconic Ink bottles. Deep red in colour, Sloe & Berry is our take on the classic English sloe gin recipe, with an Australian bush tucker twist.
The new gin begins with some of Ink Gin’s star players – juniper berry, coriander, angelica and liquorice root. The flavour base continues to build with a tart infusion of sloe berries (actually a fruit), along with the Australian native Davidson plum. This tartness is balanced by an explosion of berries, a mix of sweet and juicy blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries and locally grown jaboticaba.
The final ingredient in Ink Sloe and Berry Gin – Australian rosella flowers. Growing naturally on the fringes of tropical rainforest of northern Australia, rosellas are a type of hibiscus flower. They have a vibrant colour and a crisp, tart flavour to balance the sweeter botanicals in Sloe & Berry.
Sitting at the traditional Sloe Gin strength of 26% alcohol, Ink Sloe & Berry is a refreshing lower strength “Drink Less – Enjoy More” option – perfect for sipping on the rocks.
Only 1700 bottles have been produced in the initial batch to “test” the waters and the new product will be only available in selected bottle shops at SRP of $72 including MyBottleShop.com Australia’s #1 Online liquor store.
Nose: Subtle notes of red fruits and rosella flower.
Palate: Vibrant red berries followed by soft prunes and cherry notes, with slightly tart notes and a hint of pomegranate.
Finish: The finish lets some dry gin notes through with juniper hints.