Amberches Elderflower infused Gin
It may be very possible that every second beverage we look at on these pages is a gin. It has nothing to do with the influence of the Mother's Ruin on our day to day, or the fact that gin essentially fuels the Scoffer HQ office. We do love and it seems many know it because we are gifted gin more than we are flowers.
Amberches gin is made in Perth and the family story is pretty inspiring. Distiller Alicia is just 24, and with sister Lauren (who has a degree in mechatronics and is working with the McLaren Formula 1 team in the UK), mum Heather (a corporate solicitor), and dad Dean (oil and gas industry) and the family mascot Chester (for whom part of the brand is named), its very much a family affair. If it weren't for the Garden Street Gin Club we might have missed this gin.
Infused with elderflower (which is not my bag I have to confess) and apple, this is a bright, and almost sweet gin which has summer written all over it. It is a gold medal winner from the 2021 Australian Gin Awards, and we can see why. There is very little alcohol burn here, it is sweet and loaded with juniper, but there are also hints of musk and ntes of lemon peel and the crisp apple with which it is infused. Texturally
This is a pretty gin. That's the words I was after... pretty. Elegant, lovely and eminently drinkable. I would suggest a light tonic or for me, loads of ice, soda water and a slice or two of granny smith apple. I dare you to stop at just one!
RRP $80 from their website or in some small independent stores
WA | Perth | 700ml | 42% ABV