According to Wikipedia, Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis).
Gin originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly in southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands, to provide aqua vita from distillates of grapes and grains. It then became an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin emerged in England after the introduction of the jenever, a Dutch and Belgian liquor that was originally a medicine. Although this development had been taking place since the early 17th century, gin became widespread after the William of Orange-led 1688 Glorious Revolution and subsequent import restrictions on French brandy.
Gin today is produced in different ways from a wide range of herbal ingredients, giving rise to a number of distinct styles and brands. After juniper, gin tends to be flavoured with botanical/herbal, spice, floral or fruit-flavours or often a combination. It is most commonly consumed mixed with tonic water. Gin is also often used as a base spirit to produce flavoured gin-based liqueurs such as, for example, sloe gin, traditionally by the addition of fruit, flavourings and sugar.
FACT:The predominant flavour must be Juniper otherwise the spirit cannot be called gin by law.
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We can neither confirm nor deny that drinking our Gin counts as a Sin.
Yes! Our gins are suitable for Coeliacs.
If you’re adding additional garnishes, mixers or cocktail ingredients to your gin make sure to check they do not contain gluten before consuming.
We do not use any animal by-products when making our gins.
Swirl the Gin neat, before adding any mixer to release the aromas and smell gently. Sip, don’t shoot. Roll it around in your mouth to experience the taste. Look for balance, length and complexity. Add your mixer and enjoy!
We always recommend Capi dry Tonic Water as it is Australian made and low in sugar. However these days, many people are preferring to mix their gins with a Soda Water as it is a slightly more health conscious option. Ultimately it comes down to personal preference!
In simple terms, classic tonic water is carbonated water infused with quinine. For added taste sometimes sugar or fruit acids are mixed in. The higher the level of quinine in the water, the more bitter it tastes. Quinine comes from the bark of the cinchona tree, which is found in South America.
FACT: Tonic Water will glow under Fluorescent lights because of the Quinine it contains.
We recommend a 1:3 ratio of gin to Tonic.
- 30ml gin with 90 mls Tonic Water.
Fact:Sadly, most people over pour their Tonic Water and hide the delicious flavours of the gin!
Most of our gins are 40% ABV, with Original Sin at 42% ABV.
*ABV of limited edition gins may vary.
You can find our range of gins at a number of locations!
Check out our list of retail outlets below:
Yes, we sell 2 types of gin gift packs at our distillery, our various other locations or at the link below:
7 x 50ml Seven Deadly Sins Gift Pack
7 x 200ml Seven Deadly Sin Gift Pack
For hampers featuring Sin Gin Distillery Gins and other local products see below:
Customer design your own Gin Hamper as a gift or for yourself!
Custom Gin Hampers
The origins of gin can be charted back to the Netherlands in the 13th Century. Back in those days, gin was far from its modern incarnation. Known as genever, the drink was made by distilling malt wine to around 50% ABV (alcohol by volume).
One of the great things about gin is that it is highly versatile and really quite exciting. Depending on the manner of which it is distilled and processed, it can take on many different strengths, tones and tastes. Gin's flavour can also be easily transformed by adding various botanical infusions.
British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable, thus gin and tonic was born. Soldiers in India were already given a gin ration, and the sweet concoction made sense.