Bloody Shiraz Gin 2023.

Bloody Shiraz Gin 2023.

<p>Gin combined with Yarra Valley grapes? Bloody brilliant. This crazy experiment using our original Rare Dry Gin steeped with local cool climate Shiraz grapes has become a cult-favourite, the perfect balance of sweet fruit and ginny goodness. <span>This year&rsquo;s drop has been bottled up in a limited-edition design by Australian artist, Luke Lucas, so you can enjoy it long after the gin &amp; juice is gone.</span></p>
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We’ve finally found categories to enter Bloody Shiraz Gin in, and the results are bloody brilliant.
ADI International Spirits Competition
Global Gin Masters
ADI International Spirits Competition
ADI International Spirits Competition
London IWSC

It all started with Shiraz grapes found at the back of a mate’s winery in 2015. And ever since its first vintage release, this experiment that worked has been a happy shock to the senses for all who try it. From its dark purple colour to its natural grape sweetness, it’s the perfect balance of citrus, spice, sweet fruit and ginny goodness.

For our 2023 limited-edition bottle, we collaborated with Australian artist Luke Lucas to create a bottle you can treasure and re-use long after the purple gin is gone. From pre-batched cocktails to a vase, we can’t wait to see what you do with it.

Our gin distillery is in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley, beautiful cool climate wine country. We’d have to be crazy not to take advantage of it.

So back in 2015 that’s what we did. We were happily making gin out the back of our mate Rob Dolan’s winery when a tiny parcel of Shiraz came in from one of the region’s best vineyards. Rob wasn’t sure what to do with it, so we kindly ‘took it off his hands’…

Cam, our head distiller, steeped those grapes in Rare Dry Gin and the result was alcoholic alchemy… the juice turned a magical purple colour and found a sweetness straight from the ripe grapes.

Each year we take Victorian Shiraz fruit and steep the whole berries in high-proof gin for eight weeks before pressing.

The colour remains a deep, rich purple. Aromatically it shows fresh pine needles, citrus and spice, and distinct peppery, dense raspberry notes. The palate is lovely and sweet with a long juniper and spice character on the finish.

Stronger than sloe gin and more natural than (and pre-dating) pink gin, seven years on more gin drinkers at home and abroad have fallen in love with it…

The marriage of Rare Dry Gin botanicals with the most delicious Shiraz fruit on the planet. No added sugar. None. Ever.
This is gin, not sloe gin, so it packs a punch and is ideal in a range of cocktails.
Our experimental approach to gin making has led us down some interesting paths. Our Bloody Shiraz Gin uses grapes from local Victorian vineyards.
see how it’s made
Wilma has a 450L capacity pot, a swans neck and a botanical basket (where we put our whole oranges).

Seven distinctive aroma plates in her column act to further refine the spirit which follows through to a condenser.

The gin comes out of Wilma at a breathtaking 93.5% alc/vol (187 proof) before we adjust it back to drinking strength, depending on what we’e making.

There’s a bunch of distillery-geek stuff about the levels of purity we can achieve with Wilma’s seven plate column, but when Cam starts talking about it he sounds a bit too ‘Walter White’, so we’ll just say this… the resulting gin has an incredible purity and smoothness for such a high alcohol content. It’s definitely not rocket fuel!

Come learn all about the distilling process and maybe even make a bottle.

Immerse yourself in a masterclass at our Distillery in the Yarra Valley or our Laboratory in Sydney. We offer a number of classes suitable for individuals as well as groups.

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