Spring has sprung with our September set
Be the first to try out the Double Dutch Indian and Skinny Tonic Water, newly available in Australia and as far as we know, only available to buy by the case. The range is the brainchild of the De Haas twins, who were born and raised in the Netherlands. A frustration with the lack of quality mixers on the market led them to experiment with making their own, influenced by molecular gastronomy and flavour pairings. The range has taken the market by storm overseas, garnering multiple awards, including a Foodpreneur award from Richard Branson, the Class Bar Magazine's Best Mixer 2018 and best Premium or Adult Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards 2016.
But forget the awards, what about the taste? The Independent UK recently ran a blind tasting and the Double Dutch Indian tonic came out on top tied with Fever Tree Indian tonic. In the September set, you'll be able to try both side by side and decide for yourself!
Also included in the spring set is the harder to find East Imperial Yuzu tonic and the Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic.
Our Wild Card mixer is also yuzu inspired but you'll have to get the set to find out what!
BUT WHY HAVE WE CHOSEN THESE TONICS? THAT'S BECAUSE WE THINK THEY MATCH THE GIN OF THE MONTH, WHICH IS....
This spring, we've chosen a gin that epitomises the season. Say welcome to JINZU GIN.
Jinzu is the best of East meets West, blending some very traditional gin botanicals of juniper, angelica and coriander with the very Japanese ingredients of yuzu, cherry blossom and saké. The creation of UK bartender Dee Davies, it is made to a recipe she came up with (and won!) for a competition sponsored by drinks giant Diageo in 2013 in Europe.
Made in the same distillery and under the guidance of the same distiller that produces Tanqueray gin, the gin has received rave reviews since its launch. Whilst still retaining the familiar juniper note of gin, it is floral and zesty also, making it a very refreshing gin on the palate. Read what the Gin Queen had to say here and how it scored 5 stars in Diffords Guide here