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The Tugboat Gin

Posted by Kasia McNaught on

The Tugboat Gin

In the past couple of weeks, we ran two Masterclasses at our Gin Bar in Leederville (Bill's Bar & Bites), featuring a behind-the-scenes insight into an Exclusive Gin Collaboration between Rummy Lovebeard and Jessica Arnott from Masterchef. Guests who attended were lucky to get an in depth look into how a new Gin comes to life as Jess and Rummy walked them through their creative process and allowed them to sample the results.   As a very special treat, each guest also received a limited release 700ml bottle of the brand new 'Tugboat' Gin to take home!  This Gin was inspired by...

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The West Winds Gin Bowls

Posted by Kasia McNaught on

The West Winds Gin Bowls

Learn how to make the hottest trend in gin cocktails with our top 3 gin bowl recipes incorporating Native Australian ingredients including Saltbush, Banksia flowers and Eucalyptus leaves. Yesterday our Brand Ambassador worked alongside our creative team to bring to life his unique take on gin bowls, specifically incorporating native Australian ingredients. These were a match made in heaven when paired with our award-winning Australian gins. Keep reading to discover our top three contemporary cocktail gin bowl recipes and the background story about what inspired these unique combinations. Dragonfruit & Lemon Gin Bowl Ingredients: The West Winds Gin - The Sabre 120ml Capi...

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Distilling The West Winds Gins

Posted by Paul White on

Distilling The West Winds Gins

The original vision for West Winds was to develop a range of gins that highlighted the amazing native botanicals we have in Australia.  To do this we set out to launch the business with  two gins, both savoury in character, one at 40% incorporating toasted Australian wattle seed and one at 50% incorporating native Australian bush tomato. Turning the vision into a commercial reality took another year and 45 distillations using a New Zealand Amphora PDA-1 test still before we undertook the process of scaling up to our 150 litre Arnold Holstein copper pot still. During this evolutionary journey we...

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