The technology at Archie Rose’s new distillery in Banksmeadow has enabled the company to re-imagine its Signature Dry Gin, releasing a new incarnation of the hugely popular spirit.

The new distillery contains a 500 litre and 3,000 litre copper pot/column hybrid vacuum stills which allow the distilling team to ‘Cold Distil’ botanical distillates, reducing the damaging impact of heat on delicate botanicals.

This means the team are able to pull more complexity and character from the botanicals and so the new Signature Dry Gin uses only six of the 14 botanicals that featured in the original.

Master Distiller Dave Withers, said: “By reducing the number of ingredients, we could extract more from each botanical, and this focus coupled with our new cold distilling setup is producing spirit with so much individuality and complexity, we really just wanted to let the fantastic distillate shine.

“We are so lucky to have an abundance of amazing produce at our fingertips. We had been working with sunrise lime and waxflower for a number of years and we felt that it offered so much personality to the Signature Dry Gin formulation that we simply had to include it.”

“The Signature Dry Gin has never tasted better than it does now. For the team it is the culmination of years of trials and hard work. We could not be prouder.”

Retaining the flavours and aromas core to the acclaimed gin, but evolving the recipe, the cornerstone aromas of lime and citrus, lifted by juniper and an array of herbs and black pepper from hand foraged Dorrigo pepperleaf, have been complemented with new botanicals of Geraldton waxflower and WA grown sunrise lime.

Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards, said: “This evolution of Signature Dry Gin is by far the best we have ever produced, and reflects Archie Rose’s endless search for continual improvement.

“For a few years now there were many technological and engineering constraints holding us back from what we wanted to achieve.

“And so began a three-year mission to design and build a new distillery from scratch and in many cases conceive, design and commissioning equipment that had never been made anywhere in the world before. With that distillery now fully operational we’ve unlocked a whole new tier of production possibilities.”

The new gin, which comes in refreshed packaging, will be available for bars and bottleshops from Archie Rose from Wednesday 29 September.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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