Settlers Spirits in South Australia have introduced Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin, a new ongoing addition to their range.
Settlers Spirits was established in 2014 by Rowland and Shelley Short who bought an existing Shiraz vineyard and house in South Australia’s McLaren Vale and created Maximus Wines. They then set to create a small batch artisan gin with sustainability at its heart.
Settlers Gin (featured in our Top 10 Australian Gin) is made from grapes grown and distilled on the property then bottled by hand on site. The name pays homage to the history of South Australia and its free settlers who arrived by sea from the UK to take up land grants in 1836.
Like all the Settlers Spirits gins, Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin has grape spirit as a base. Each botanical is distilled separately then blended together.
Eight botanicals make us Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin including juniper, coriander, distilled lemon, honey and an infusion of whole leaf Earl Grey tea from India. The gin is created to showcase the aromatic and flavour character of the tea with lemon and honey as a supporting act.
Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin Review
- Country of Origin: McLaren Vale, South Australia
- ABV: 43%
- Colour: pale yellow from the tea infusion
- Nose: a wave of sweet floral aromas followed by soft juniper notes
- Palate: multi-layered, starts with subtle juniper notes and leads to honey sweetness on the mid-palate followed by a hint of bitterness from the lemon
- Finish: dry, long and slightly tannic from the tea influence, a flavour that keeps on giving
- RRP: $75 for 700 ml bottle
Comments: Settlers G & Tea Breakfast Gin’s unique flavour profile makes it ideal for daytime or afternoon sipping. Its versatility makes it open to creativity be it in a cool and refreshing Gin & Tonic with lemon wedges, in a Breakfast Martini with a side of toast, or in a cocktail served from a teapot during High Tea.
In partnership with Settlers Spirits.