alpine gin; traversing the ranges

alpine gin; traversing the ranges

"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments"

Nathaniel Hawthorne

We have always been inspired by the journey - the act of moving through the world in a constant state of discovery, both of identity and environment. Every gin that we craft is an embodiment of those discoveries. The uncovering of those concealed places and flavours that shape our perception of the world and Australia.

Australia has often been categorised as a simple duality. From its geography to its dark history, Australia seems to inhabit a surreal binary. It is half desert and half oasis. It is half colonisation, half dreaming. It is half industry and half wilderness. But this low-resolution representation of Australia belies its deep geological and cultural roots; roots that run to the very bedrock of its beginnings.

When we see Australia, we see its complex labyrinth of gullies and peaks, its plateaus and escarpments. The stories carved into its surface make it so wonderfully flawed and delicately unique.

Alpine is inspired by a realisation of more than that erroneous dichotomy. It is a celebration of our great mountainous regions that extend 3500 kilometres north to south across our continent, and are home to incredibly rare and varied flora. It's an acknowledgment of a 300 million-year-old stretch of winding peaks lying right at the doorstep of our most populous regions, and the bountiful harvest of botanicals it has helped shape and protect. 

Fresh and powerful, with a stratified juniper core, Alpine is our most potent offering yet. Swathes of crisp finger lime from the Scenic Rim form the citric bulk of the palate, textured with coriander seed and Geraldton wax. Tasmanian Mountain Pepper expresses bold altitudinal spice and sweetness, which is tempered by the addition of earthy, vegetal tarragon. Alpine is a stratospheric meditation - mesomorphic, punctuated, and robust. 

In the most romantic sense, it is our homage to the ragged mountain ranges espoused in Dorothea Mackellar’s formative work. It is something to be witnessed and experienced - the thrill of a first ascent. 

Alpine is the next chapter in our unceasing journey to hold, as ’twere, the mirror up to nature