Blue Mountains Grown Gin

Grown Spirits craft gin to help restore Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

November 12, 2020
By Ioni Doherty

Blue Mountains Grown Gin, a collaboration between award winning Sydney-based gin brand Grown Spirits and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, is a limited-edition of 1,000 bottles created to capture the ethereal appeal of this famous Australian landmark.

With hundreds of specimens at the Garden destroyed by bushfires earlier this year, profits from this gin will be used to help support the horticultural and science staff as they rebuild and restore this crucial collection.

Crafted by Master Distiller Philip Moore, it features Eucalyptus pulverulenta (more commonly known as silver-leaved mountain gum) as its hero botanical.

“In creating a gin in homage to the Blue Mountains and the Garden, there was one botanical I was immediately drawn to, Eucalyptus pulverulenta, or ‘Baby Blue’ as some people call it. It brings fresh, cooling qualities to the gin much like the mountains themselves. It really has created gin as magical as the place itself”, said Moore.

Reflecting on the past year, Denise Ora, Chief Executive of Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney added, “As we move closer to the end of an extraordinary year for all of us, it’s important to acknowledge that it has been a particularly tough year for the local communities impacted by the Gospers Mountain fire that swept through the region surrounding the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

“Collaborations like the Blue Mountains Grown Gin provide powerful opportunities to help regrow the area damaged by the bushfire but also help to celebrate the resilience of nature and our personal journeys towards recovery.”

Frank Bethel Co-Owner of Grown Spirits said, “This is our third collaboration with the iconic Botanic Gardens, and in our opinion the most important. The scale of the damage the Blue Mountains region suffered at the hands of the bushfires needs to be seen to be believed. We feel privileged to be able to contribute to the Garden, one of many areas impacted by the fire, in our own small, deliciously-drinkable way.”

Blue Mountains Grown Gin is available here and at premium bottle shops across Australia, retailing at $129. Previous limited runs have sold- out extremely quickly so get your perfect Christmas gift for a good cause now.

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