Brocken Spectre 'Summer Gin' 42% 500ml
Brocken Spectre 'Summer Gin' 42% 500ml: "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 coloring. 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 re-distilled, 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!" For more Gin, Click HERE
Besides sheer superiority, these gins are also enhanced by the use of grape wine distilled spirit which gives a third dimension to the product against the neutral flatness of the competition. A Brocken Spectre can be a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low. Add a pinch of Tasmanian botanicals and you have a liquid, sombre antipodean romanticism.