The original Australian pink gin. Blended with organically home-grown raspberries, ’rubus patch’ was a gold medallist at the 2017 Melbourne International Spirits Competition. Its dynamic berry nose harmonises with gentler notes of rose, cardamom, coriander and mountain pepper berry for a complex, yet smooth floral finish that can be enjoyed neat, or paired with mixers of choice.
Some pink gin drinkers will add a splash of lemonade or Prosecco to their tonic, and play around with fruit garnishes to help balance out the flavour profile. If you want to follow in the footsteps of these pioneers then the key thing to consider is the bitter-sweet balance of your garnish and mixer. A popular rule of thumb is to match like with like — for example using berry garnishes and/or berry flavoured tonics to complement a berry profile of your pink gin. Overlaying new flavours, such as Elderflower, can be a delicious alternative, and it’s well worth taking the time to discover your own winning combination.
As gin purists, we like to pair our own Pink Rubus Patch gin with a good splash of soda water, ice and plenty of fresh raspberries on top. This brings out those gentle notes of organically grown raspberry, rose, cardamom, coriander and native mountain pepper berry, and never overwhelms the essential citrus-juniper foundations on the palate.
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