Country Of Origin Australia
Wild Hibiscus Flower Company
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40% Bottle size: 750 ml
A 10 year journey in the making . . . this gin is a distillers' masterpiece, featuring suspended finger lime caviar from the distiller's own 80 acre farm at Kurrajong Heights. Located at the top of a picturesque mountain 65km north west of Sydney on the edge of the Blue Mountains. These little balls of limey goodness pop in your mouth when you bite them releasing an aromatic burst of pure citrussy gin, redefining your definition of the ultimate Gin & Tonic! It is a very playful gin.
Wild Hibiscus Distilling Co Finger Lime Gin is THE WORLD'S MOST DIFFICULT GIN TO MAKE! Each small batch takes over 1 year and the distiller grows the fruit, distills multiple gins to infuse the caviar at different stages and he then balances out this magnificent gin with pure deep spring water from his farm.
The finger limes are grown on Lee’s 80 acre farm at Kurrajong Heights, where he has 1,500 grafted finger limes of all different colours, alongside lemon myrtle, native pepperberries and a bunch of other native & unusual fruits and seeds. The hibiscus and butterfly pea are grown on Lee’s plantations in southern Malaysia and central Thailand where the flowers are ethically and sustainably sourced, cleaned and graded.
Over 4 years of painstaking research and development, endless testing, distilling and retesting . . . this mind bending gin is 100% natural and a complete renegade in the 'oft bland world of gin.
But . . . enjoying it is simple! Ice, tonic, stir with a sprig of thyme. It's an experience you will never forget. The perfect Gin & Tonic.
More detail about the making of this incredible gin:
A medly of 100% Hawkesbury grown citrus with a special variety of finger lime caviar as the star backed up by navelina oranges, kaffir lime leaves, tahitian lime leaf & lemons from the distiller's Mum's tree's at Kurrajong . . . this Gin is perfectly balanced for tonic & the very definition of made for mixing!
The finger limes are first pollinated by bees from the distiller's apirary (Lee uses the finger lime honey in his b'Lure Elderflower gin), the limes are nurtured in the orchard for 8-9 months absorbing the clean air and sunshine at Kurrajong Heights on the edge of the Blue Mountains. The limes are hand picked wearing long leather gloves at the perfect maturity for this gin. It's a horrible task and you would not wish the harvest upon anyone... but Lee's Finger Limes have the best view, they can even see the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the orchard!
Then the difficult part starts . . . through a unique process developed by Lee, the caviar inside the limes is gently removed on machinery he designed and built with his brother and then the seeds are separated. The pure caviar is then infused for several months on a special distillers strength gin to age, soak and mature. This ensures the perfect Pop, just like it was picked yesterday. But this process also allows the contents inside each tiny pearl to become 40% alcohol gin!
ABOUT Wild Hibiscus Distilling Co.: Lee Etherington is the owner operator of Wild Hibiscus Flower Company (including the Distilling Co) and he wears many hats across the business to ensure the highest quality products can be produced and delivered to you for your enjoyment and creative flare.
Made possible only with their much-loved farmers to produce their premium flowers, the dedicated manufacturing team includes Lee's two brothers who manage production, with operations teams and international distributors across North America, Thailand, Europe and the UK to bring Wild Hibiscus Company products to you in over 50 countries.
Important notice regarding sale of alcohol: This Product is offered and supplied by The Gin Boutique Pty Ltd, [Liquor Licence No. 14005692]. Please note, this product cannot be delivered to Dry Zones.
The Gin Boutique Pty Ltd supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Under the Liquor Act 2010, a person must not sell or supply liquor to a person under 18 years old on premises where the sale or supply of liquor is authorised or in a public place. Maximum Penalty $5500.
Fingerlime ginBy: Anon on 4 January 2021fantastic gin!!!
completely amazing ginBy: xxx on 7 December 2020I tried this gin at the Sydney Gin Palooza and loved it! These guys had a constant crowd around their stand and I'm glad I waited my turn. Those little pops when you bite down on the lime caviar are just superb. I can't believe I'm saying this but it's so worth the money I wish I bought 2 bottles!!