“I really thought I had an original
idea, alas, no. Saffron gin has been done before in France. I think the Brocken
Specter Summer Gin is the first Australian saffron gin; we use 100% Tasmanian
grown saffron and never add any colouring.
For the base we combine 16
aromatics including juniper, coriander seed, lemon myrtle, strawberry gum, star
anise and vanilla bean. This mix is added to a grape based spirit and left over
night. This spirit/aromatic base redistilled, after; at full strength we add
the saffron. After a few days the saffron stamens are completely white and
simply strained out. The gin is gluten free, vegan and unfiltered.
Try a summer gin with good tonic,
fresh chilies and thyme!”