size 700 ml
Lawrenny Estate Distilling Co
Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin (700 ml)
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 52.5% Bottle size: 700ml
The 1818 Settlers Gin embodies the strength and character of those who came to colonise the Lawrenny land area.
Bold juniper comes through both on the nose and the palate, as herbal notes from the property's own rosemary intertwine with the freshness of caraway. All bolstered by the warming spice of pimento berry and cassia bark. The 1818 Settlers has a mild smokiness, not usually associated with Gin, from a careful blend of the intense botanical brown cardamom that graces the finish, without dominating the dried fruit notes below.
Key Botanicals: Brown Cardamom (smoke), Caraway seed, Elderberry, Red Apple, Rosemary
Serving suggestion: A slice of orange provides a fresh citrus nose that accompanies the bold palate well. Drinks exceptionally well neat, served over ice.
About Lawrenny Estate Distilling Co: Little more than an hour’s drive north-west of Hobart, in the Derwent Valley, lies one of the most beautifully set distilleries in Australia - at Lawrenny Estate.
Lawrenny Estate dates back to the early eighteen hundreds and its history is as rich as its fertile Derwent Valley paddocks and the pristine adjoining waters of the River Derwent. It was established by one of the most colourful characters in the history of Van Diemen’s Land – the colonial cattle tycoon Lieutenant Edward Lord. At the time comprising approximately 80,000 acres, Lawrenny Estate became renowned for farming premium cattle and sheep stocks as well as Hops.
In 1991, the Mace Family took over the once majestic estate. Since purchasing Lawrenny, they have returned the property to its former glory of luscious gardens, fertile pastures and breading Black Angus beef cattle that are among the finest in the world. Today, Lawrenny Estate is all about delivering the finest quality, premium Tasmanian produce.
The recent diversification and development of the Distillery has seen the establishment of Australia’s only ‘paddock to bottle’ Estate Whisky operations, where the barley is grown, malted and distilled at Lawrenny utilizing the pure waters of the upper River Derwent that flows past the distillery.
Once the decision to construct a distillery on the Estate was made, the production of a world class unique Gin evolved. A large element of any spirit is water, and Lawrenny has abundant supplies of some of the freshest and purist waters running 100 metres past the distillery door.
The established orchards and gardens of the Estate guided the choice of botanicals used within the initial Gin range as well as providing inspiration for a selection of special releases that will evolve over the coming years.
Lawrenny 1818 Settlers GinBy: Ben Roberts on 2 April 2020I bought my first bottle of Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin at the 2020 Ginuary event in Hobart. It was the last Gin I tasted on the night and the lady that served me a sample was so friendly that I bought a bottle ( I may have been a bit merry too!!) Anyway, we left the event with about four bottles from various makers. Even though it was an impulse buy, I found the Lawrenny Settlers my favourite out of all the bottles we bought. The mix of botanicals and the smoothness of it really appeals to me which is why I bought another bottle from the Gin Boutique. Comparing Gins is quite difficult as the flavours can be so different depending on the various spices and botanical elements but if it helps, my favourite Gin from the world of high volume manufacturers is Tanqueray. I will definitely be re-ordering when the tide goes out on my current bottle :-)
.30 August 2018.