Produced from a wheat base, botanicals for the gin include Sea Lettuce, Pepper Leaf, Anise Myrtle, Finger Lime and Orange Peel. The odd botanical here is obviously the marine addition. It was inspired by Elijah Holland, head chef at “Powder Keg”, a restaurant and gin bar in Sydney. He recommended it as a novel ‘North Beach coastal influence’ for the gin’s profile.
Tasting note: Clear with thick tears down the sides of the glass. Excellent aromatic lift includes aromas of pine needle, fresh citrus peel (lemon / lime) and delicate white pepper. Dry, cool-mint confectionary-like flavours (Lifesavers?), followed by muted lime juice and a chalky, lemony finish. Light piney aftertaste. An engaging citrus-led style that will shine in summer cocktails. 43% Alc./Vol.
Manly Spirits Co. was established in 2015 and is based near Manly Beach, Australia. This Australian dry gin was one of their first ventures, made with fabulous sustainably foraged Australian botanicals such as sea lettuce, finger lime and mountain pepperberry, alongside some more traditional gin botanicals. Serve with ice and a slice of fresh orange.