West Winds Gin Tasting
Wow! For those of you who came to our inaugural event, we hope you had a great time drinking, chatting and discovering the wonderful range that is the West Winds Gin company. Led by the inimitable Jeremy Spencer who entertained with stories of the spirit's origin and guided us through a nosing of some of the raw botanicals, we tasted our way through all three expressions in their range, including the recently released naval strength Broadside. If you've tried to get your hands on one of those babies you'll know how much of a treat it was to be able to sip this new release. For some breadth and depth to the whole experience, we also tasted local beauties Melbourne Gin Company and Four Pillars, both of whom are also shaking up the Australian gin scene and giving us drinkers in this lucky country something to celebrate. Of course, we couldn't leave without trying out a tipple from the motherland of gin, and the quintessentially English label Hendricks certainly rounded off the experience.
A big thanks to Jeremy for being such an informative fount of all things juniper and to Stanley St Merchants for the lovely G&Ts to start, wonderful nibbles (crickets anyone?) and service!