Heartbreak Gin is for lovers of Pinot Noir and gin alike and represents Bass & Flinders Distillery’s natural progression from producing grape-based spirits to fortifying Mornington Peninsula’s premier grape variety – Pinot Noir, with gin.
Pinot Noir consistently ranks amongst the world’s most prestigious drops. Finesse and grace are its strengths but it’s well known as a fickle variety to grow. In the vineyard it breaks the heart of many growers, and once in the winery pinot noir is the most honest of all wines, leaving zero tolerance for mistakes. Great pinot noirs are achieved by a lightness of touch and by taking great care. This is why Pinot Noir is known as the Heartbreak grape.
Heartbreak Gin is ruby red with purple hues. Complex and perfumed with notes of sweet red fruit, spice and floral highlights. Sweet spice carried by our eau de vie grape based spirit distilled on-site sweeps through the palate opening up into brooding dark pinot noir fruits finishing pleasantly textural and savoury with juniper, herbal and oak nuances. Think fresh, floral and fruity.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Enjoy neat over ice as an aperitif. Serve in cocktails such as a Heartbreak Old Fashioned, a twist on a New York Sour or in a G&T with Mediterranean Tonic, garnish with scorched orange rind, rosemary or sage. Pair with traditional pinot noir dishes such as roast lamb or duck a l’orange.