This Gin is distilled uniquely with ‘Boobialla’, Kangaroo Island native juniper. Notes include; fresh local limes balanced with the perfume of eau de cologne mint picked from our garden and finished with the warmth of our hand harvested pink pepper corns.
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Juniper bold, sweet Eau de Cologne Mint, zesty citrus.
Warm juniper, lime, sweet, slightly earthy.
Slight peppery lingering sweetness.
About Kangaroo Island Spirits
The KIS story began in 2002, when Jon and Sarah Lark married and set out to establish Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery, where they wanted to do things properly, the traditional way.
Early on, Jon and Sarah visited Sipsmith in Hammersmith, London. There in the suburbs they saw that Sipsmith had started making a premium gin in a small shed, using a small still. This gave the Larks the confidence to continue the KIS distilling journey with an even smaller still than they were already using in their own shed on KI. They knew they were on the right track.
One of the appealing things about gin is the use of botanicals – there is a lot you can do with them in the gin making process. Jon and Sarah believe that gin should still be predominantly juniper flavoured – it’s a choice (some of the new ones aren’t). But from there on, there’s a lot of flexibility and you can almost do or add anything you like. And this is where Jon and Sarah have worked their magic to produce the exquisite uniqueness of Kangaroo Island Spirits gins, which underpins Kangaroo Island Spirits’ core values and product personality.
The reality is that you have to be hands on in every step of distilling to produce a “crafted” spirit. Words like passion and patience, knowledge and experience, family effort, small and unique, and capturing the dream, all describe how it must be if you are to deliver to the discerning consumer a truly craft gin. The words “business model” are less relevant, as craft is what the true believer and dedicated artisan has the luxury of indulging in.
Why Kangaroo Island?
Jon and Sarah Lark selected Kangaroo Island for a couple of reasons. Sarah describes it as follows: “It’s a beautiful location. It costs a little bit more to get there, but when you are on the Island it feels as if you have turned everything off and you can slow down – that is, of course, until you need to get up at six and turn the still on every morning.
And they really liked the passion of the producers who were already on the Island. KI is the place for genuine artisan, craft and handmade products. It is a place of passionate hard workers when it comes to innovation and effort. Add the beauty of the Island, and you have a really lovely place to engage with.