(3 December 2018) - This December, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort in the Blue Mountains, unveils 1832 Wolgan Gin, an artisan, locally-distilled gin inspired by the rich bounty of Wolgan Valley. Created in collaboration with Mikey Enright owner of Sydney’s leading gin bar, The Barber Shop, and Ian Glen, distiller at the historical Stone Pine Distillery in Bathurst, 1832 Wolgan Gin is a delicious, aromatic spirit with a deep connection to nature and the valley of its origin.
Historically named after the early settler heritage of Wolgan Valley in 1832, this artisan blend has been crafted by nature. Distilled with purified water from the pristine Carne Creek which flows through the resort’s surrounding nature reserve, 1832 Wolgan Gin is infused with seven native botanicals that come together to create a flavour profile distinctive to the region. Hand-picked lemon-scented tea tree, coriander seed, finger lime, juniper berry, angelica root, orris root and liquorice root were blended to infuse 1832 Wolgan Gin with flavours that are instantly evocative of the pristine bushland wilderness.
“1832 Wolgan Gin reflects our passion here at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley to source seasonal and local produce to showcase the best of the region’s natural flavours,” said James Wyndham, General Manager, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. “We have foraged native botanicals and sourced pristine local waters to create a beautiful craft gin with true provenance. Mikey Enright from The Barber Shop is a passionate artisan who has collaborated with us on this project, and we have worked with the historical Stone Pine Distillery, not only because they are our neighbours, but also because their minimal-process approach to gin making is perfectly aligned with the sustainable ethos of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.”
Mikey Enright, owner of The Barber Shop gin bar added, “Creating 1832 Wolgan Gin was a true adventure. We explored the beautiful Wolgan Valley, hand-picking the native plants, seeds and flowers that perfectly capture the spirit of the region, and then worked with our colleagues at the Stone Pine Distillery just over the mountain, to create a unique gin blend. We’re immensely proud of it.”
1832 Wolgan Gin is exclusively available to enjoy at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort and The Barber Shop in Sydney. Both venues will be serving three bespoke cocktails crafted to showcase the unique flavour of 1832 Wolgan Gin; The One&Only, which is mixed with St Germain Elderflower, yuzu and French oak tincuture, as well as two versions of classic blends, Valley Gin & Tonic and Wolgan Martini. A limited quantity of bottles of 1832 Wolgan Gin will be available to purchase online at nipofcourage.com/wolgan-1832-gin.
• 1832 Wolgan Gin has a well-balanced flavour profile, with juniper and citrus notes backed up by herbaceous tea tree character and a hint of spice
• Medium length finish and smooth finish with juniper, citrus and tee tree lingering on the palate.