Award-winning Australian gin partners with the custodians of Sydney’s most iconic botanic gardens for second year to create a limited-edition Australian botanical gin
Premium Australian artisan spirit brand, Garden Grown Gin (Distillery Botanica), has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan to create a new limited- edition ‘Botanic Garden Grown Gin’ using rare Australian botanicals from Australia’s largest botanic garden.
Coinciding with the 30th Birthday of the Garden, the collaboration comes off the award-winning success of A RATHER ROYAL GIN with its sister garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in early 2017.
Proceeds from sales of the limited-edition gin will go towards the Garden’s conservation initiatives, which preserve Australia’s precious biodiversity through seed collection, seed banking, and conservation research and training.
Native botanicals such as Ginger Rhizome, Mount White Lime, Orange Berry, Wombat Berry, Macadamia and a touch of the famous Bunya Pine Nut from the Garden were chosen to create the rare collection of 1,000 handcrafted bottles of well-balanced gin which explores the essence of Australian biodiversity.
Curator Manager of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, John Siemon said: “The Garden aptly serves as a cultural, scientific and educational institution which is also the proud home to rare Australian botanicals used to create a unique blend.
This partnership is much more than just gin, it is a great opportunity to promote and support the conservation work at the Garden which helps to protect the future of Australia’s native plants.”
Garden Grown Gin partnered with long term collaborator, Master Distiller Phillip Moore and the Garden’s Curator Manager, John Siemon, to select the native botanicals from Garden and spent months refining the gin.
Of the gin, Will Miles of Garden Grown Gin said: “The curated combination of botanicals that give our gin its unique flavour use rare Australian botanicals from the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Packaged in the distinctive Botanic Garden Grown Gin bottle and capturing the essence of Australian native botanicals, this gin is possibly the most Australian gin you’ll have ever tasted.”
“The Garden’s mantra is no plants, no future. Which also means, no gin. Since profits from each bottle purchased go directly back to the Garden’s vital initiatives, we’re honoured to collaborate for the second year and support a project with such commitment to Australia’s conservation.”