As with many of us, Lindsay and Paul included, Belinda (The Patron Saint of Gin) wouldn’t consider herself a ‘gin expert’ and certainly doesn’t come from a background in the industry.
Having become a subscriber to Gin Lane in December 2016, we’re delighted to say her excitement for Australian gins built with each new monthly delivery. In comparing them to the best the rest of the world had to offer, Belinda decided the distillers of Australia were truly producing world class gins.
Having gained a thirst for more knowledge about the industry, Belinda set out on a dream trans-continental journey across Australia in July 2017. She visited distilleries in South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales. At the culmination of the 12,007 km road trip, Belinda knew her interest in gin was more than just a hobby. A change in career has meant she’s able to spend time advocating for Australian gins to be readily available and enjoyed by all.
Belinda may prefer to enjoy a sipping gin, simply served with an ice sphere, or with a crisp soda, but her passion for amazing glassware can’t be ignored and what better way to show them off, than with a beautiful cocktail. If you’d like to follow her journey as she learns new and tasty cocktails, follow along with her Instagram @ThePatronSaintofGin.
Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.