South Australian Twenty Third Street Distillery has released a Mulberry Gin just in time for winter, using local mulberries and oranges from the Riverland region.
The gin's show stopping crimson colour reflects the flavours, with an initial berry sweetness followed by lingering herbal and peppery complexity, lifted with juniper and citrus.
Twenty Third Street Distillery brand manager Amelia Wright said the gin is a result of complex flavour building and careful harvesting.
“Ripe mulberries are so delicate and susceptible to crushing that we had to be incredibly delicate when harvesting them. We steep the berries in juniper and orange zest before basket pressing to extract the best essences from the mix,” said Wright.
“The Riverland mulberries used in this gin are harvested from October to November and combined with cane sugar syrup that has been infused with juniper for 48 hours. We distil our Mulberry Gin in copper before the mulberries are added to retain the refined ‘heart’.”
The bottles feature artwork titled Mulberry Dreams by Lena Baumgartner, an Adelaide born and raised self-taught artist.
The Mulberry Gin is available at Twenty Third Street Distillery in Renmark and nationally through First Choice Liquor Market and Liquorland.