Award-winning Sacred Spirits gin has officially arrived in Australia.
The London based family-run distillery and multinational, multi-product drinks company is bringing its signature drinks to Australian bars and stores.
Made using organically sourced botanicals, vacuum distilled by hand at its Highgate distillery, Sacred’s drinks include Sacred Spirits Gin, Cardamom Gin, Bottled Negroni, Organic Vodka, Old Tom Gin, Pink Grapefruit Gin, Rosehip Cup and Organic Sloe Gin.
The Sacred story began in 2008 when the brand was founded by Ian Hart and Hilary Whitney in London. Since then, Sacred Spirits has established a strong reputation in the UK, Europe, the US and the Far East for its award-winning gins, vodkas, whiskies, vermouths and aperitifs.
Hart said: “Vacuum distillation gives our liquid a unique taste and freshness as the botanicals are distilled separately and have not been affected by heat. Traditional distillation is great, but we wanted more control over the flavours we create. This is just the way we do things.”
Sacred Gin contains a dozen botanicals including juniper, cardamom, pink grapefruit and frankincense. The inclusion of frankincense, known in Latin as Boswellia sacra, signalled Hart’s intention to create a unique liquid, characterised by depth of flavour and otherworldly aromas. It would also become the signature ingredient for all Sacred spirits.
During London’s infamous ‘Gin Craze’ of the 18th century there were more than 1000 makeshift distilleries and gin shops dotted around the city. Since then, a new era of London gin-makers is bringing outstanding quality to the market.
Sacred Spirits gin will be exclusively distributed by Kent Street Cellars.
Kent Street Cellars Retail Manager Jennifer Derksen said: “It’s no secret that Australians love their gin, with recent data from the 2018 International Wine and Spirit Report showing Australia’s gin consumption grew by almost 33% from 2017 to 2018 and more than 15% from 2013 to 2018.
“Furthermore, the trend towards more organic spirits is also something we’re looking to leverage with the organic products within the range.”