In true West Winds style, creating our version of the ‘Pink’ gin wasn’t about following fashion! The ambition was to create a pink gin that would stand above the others, both in terms of real flavour and colour, and as a talisman for the incredible Cabernets from the Margaret River region surrounding our distillery.
In keeping with this ethos, our Pinque Rosé Gin derives its unusual name from the 17th century sailing ships with a very narrow stern, flat bottoms, and shallow draught - affectionately known as Pinks. Their versatility, much like The West WInds Pinque Rosé Gin, was heralded by merchants and the navy as being the perfect companion for almost any occasion.
Our Pinque Rosé has been produced utilising the fantastic characters of Cabernet Sauvignon, which not only gives the gin its beautiful Rosé colour, but also adds to the red berry fruit character of the gin.
This produces a ‘serious’ pink gin that is all about gin flavour and not sugar (!), utilising botanicals such as Strawberry Gum Leaves, Vanilla Pod, Cinnamon Quill, Lemon Myrtle and Orange Peel, with a backbone of red berry fruit from the addition of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Pinque Rosé gin has a lifted perfumed nose from the addition of 1kg of Rose Petals, with red berry, sweet spice, and a hint of orange, with underlying aromas of juniper and Citrus add balance and depth. The palate is flavoursome and plump, with strawberry fruit freshened up with Citrus and finishing with soft vanilla characters.
Why not try it today!
For the perfect G&T, mix with your favourite tonic and garnish with a slice of orange. Or, for something a bit more adventurous, why not try a Pinque Lady Cocktail.