Lilly Pilly Pink Gin
The zero-sugar Lilly Pilly Pink Gin is the Manly Spirits Co.’s most in-demand bottle. Considering that their classic Distillery Gin has been crowned the Best Australian London Dry Gin two years running by the World Gin Awards, that tells you just how good this is. It takes its name from syzygium smithii – a summer-flowering evergreen tree from the myrtle family known as ‘monkey apple’ in New Zealand and ‘lilly pilly’ in Australia – from which berries are picked as the lead botanical. Others include riberry (a coastal rainforest tree), finger limes, raspberry, blood orange, coriander, angelica, orris, juniper, rosella flowers (wild hibiscus), sea figs (a coast-dwelling succulent that blooms in hot pink) and nasturtium flowers. The result is a refreshing juniper-led pink gin with soft raspberry notes, a pinch of sea salt and an earthy citrus finish; it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. Mix it with premium tonic or Campari, pineapple juice, lime, sugar syrup and raspberries to create a Pink Gin Sling.
The Manly Spirits Co. was not created to bring out the inner caveman in its drinkers or further elevate the position of the patriarchy. Wife and husband team Vanessa Wilton and David Whittaker simply wanted to capture the relaxed and cheerful vibes of their home on Australia’s New South Wales coastline. That place just happens to be called Manly, and its sandy beach is “seven miles from Sydney, a thousand miles from care” according to them. Times have changed since Captain Arthur Phillip landed on this beach and wrote of the indigenous people he encountered that “their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place.” Presumably he wrote this sometime after the spear had been removed from his shoulder. Sorry, we digress. Anyway, Manly Spirits Co. aren’t so into labelling things other than their bottles; they make small-batch, artisan spirits for everyone in copper stills named after the founders’ four children. Taking inspiration and botanicals from the sea, they’ve crafted a fabulous array of happy-go-lucky gins, vodkas and liqueurs, and their highly anticipated whiskey is maturing in oak as you read this. This is a distillery making waves.
£7.07 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3357532
Style No.: 810103
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