Australian Gin by David Box
The world has gone mad for gin and Australia is no different. New distilleries are opening at such an astounding rate that no one has published a comprehensive book about Australian Gin, until now. What is fuelling this boom: consumers are turning their back on the same old imports and want a “craft” experience, distilling laws have been relaxed and simultaneously there is a revival of the cocktail culture both at home and with hipsters opening up cool new bars everywhere. Gin is no longer just a habitual G&T at 6 o’clock, but rather a very versatile and sophisticated drink. Our new Australian distillers are leading the world as they experiment with complex flavours, ageing, and hybrid styles like shiraz gin and green ant gin. Global awards are being won.
In Australian Gin, David Box and contributors including Jon Lark (KI Spirits), Dave Irwin and Matt Argus (Patient Wolf), Cameron Mackenzie (Four Pillars) and Phillip Jones (The Martini Whisperer) open up the world of Aussie gin. You’ll find detailed information on 80 distilleries that started the current gin craze; the people, the gins, their cellar doors and much more. There is also a list of dozens of newcomers. All for less than a bottle of craft gin.
About the Author
Until a few years ago David Box enjoyed gin. He then discovered Australian craft gin and he fell in love with a spirit that he never dreamt could be so complex. A country boy from Portland in Western Victoria, David is qualified in chemical engineering, winemaking and marketing. Having spent time working in England, Venezuela and Chile he is now based in Melbourne. He founded Gintonica and writes about and works with Australian craft spirits.
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