Archie Rose Distilling Co has collaborated with the Sydney Opera House to create two new gins, a two-act gin, which will be released on 1 October 2019.
The twin release, featuring simply Inside Gin and Outside Gin, aims to bring to life the energy and splendour of the Opera House’s architectural finery and artistic talents seen on its stages.
“Archie Rose was born from a deep love of Sydney and Australia, as well as a desire to honour the city and nation’s rich spirit-making past and shape its future,” says Archie Rose Founder, Will Edwards.
“So to collaborate with and draw inspiration from the Sydney Opera House to continue to build on Sydney’s history and celebrate its contemporary culture is absolutely incredible, and has been a goal of ours literally since launching the distillery back in 2015.”
Sydney Opera House Director of Visitor Experience Jade McKellar added: “Across its world-famous stages and distinctive harbour side restaurants and bars, the Opera House celebrates excellence in performance, art, music and, of course, the best in Australian produce.
“The Opera House and Archie Rose share a passion for innovation and creativity and a uniquely Sydney spirit. Outside and Inside Gin perfectly capture the dynamism and drama of the Opera House’s performances, and the crisp natural environment of our home in Sydney Harbour. There’s no better way to experience this gin than with a cocktail at the Opera House itself.”
Outside Gin, inspired by the Sydney Opera House’s coastal setting, is a juniper forward gin accented with lemon-scented gum, South Australian yuzu, finger limes, white grapefruit, locally foraged seablite and native seaweed.
“We wanted to create a tension between saltiness and sweetness, balanced with citrus,” said Archie Rose Master Distiller, Dave Withers.
“This is a modern classic gin, perfectly served with Capi Dry Tonic and strawberries to bring out the oils and enjoyed overlooking the ocean or Sydney Opera House itself,” Archie Rose Head of Hospitality, Harriet Leigh said.
Inspired by the creativity that comes to life on the Opera House’s stages, Inside Gin is a fruit-driven gin displaying a bright positive summery character and a cast of botanicals including native thyme, Australian apricot, raspberry and strawberry gum.
“A contemporary gin, simply served with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic and pear is how I would enjoy this,” says Leigh.
Archie Rose Outside Gin and Inside Ginwill be available from 1 October 2019 via Sydney Opera House bars and restaurants, bottle shops, licenced venues, at the Archie Rose Bar and www.archierose.com.au, with a $99 RRP for a 700ml bottle.