Gin – Killara Distillery – Apothecary Gin
Description – Killara Distillery was founded in Tasmania and produces both whiskey and their brand of gin – Apothecary.
The bottle – obviously – takes it’s inspiration from the original traditions of gin.
“I love the stories of how gin was first created to make tonic water taste better and it’s medicinal properties,” says Kristy (Killara owner and distiller). ” We have also maintained that tradition within the gin itself, using what were considered to be medicinal products such as chamomile. Oh, I’m not claiming that my gin is medicinal by the way.”
We are. It certainly tastes like it should be able to cure something, and with the care taken by Kristy, perhaps she’s more a scientist than a distiller. Kristy distills the botanicals individually, and then marries them together, taking careful note of seasonal produce to ensure a consistent taste. She describes how small variables in produce can have a significant impact on the end result, and that result is personal to her. That same passion also comes through when she describes her commitment to the creative side of distilling.
“I love trying new things. For me, combining botanicals and trying new tastes and flavours is the most exciting part of the process. My mother was amazing when it came to creating new recipes, and trying different combinations, I guess I got that from her.”
In the future, Kristy is looking to explore the development of a stronger gin, and will be developing new combinations of traditional Australian botanicals, specifically those from Tasmania, where it seems the potential of the industry is limitless.
500ml Bottle Size. 40% Alc/Vol
Product of Killara Distillery