Noble Know How: Garden Grown Gin – La technique de l’enfleurage

Distillery Botanica Gin Noble Know How

Your regular nugget of Noble alcohol industry knowledge…

Do you know how to make your gin bloom…the guys at Distillery Botanica do… 

Award winning Master Distiller Philip Moore and Co-Founders Frank Bethel and Will Miles set out to create a gin that captured the essence of the Australian summer garden. Moore produces the gin using the increasingly rare process of ‘enfleurage’, a thousand-year-old French technique favoured by perfumers, which extracts untainted perfume from the quintessentially Australian Murraya flower, to create its distinct flavour. “The method captures ingredients as purely as possible, without the use of heat, and makes the delicate Murraya come alive” says Moore. With cues of Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Orange Blossom, the gin distils the essence of a fresh Australian summer garden.

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The process begins with Moore, whose decades of experience, understanding of botanicals and knowledge as a celebrated herb specialist, brings a finesse to extracting fine fragrances from the botanicals. He distils each one separately, respecting their special flavours and characteristics, before meticulously blending them together.

 

“The garden is our muse, we see what is growing and form ideas from that,’ says Miles, Brand Director. ‘It is a really natural process,” he continued, “there will be variations as to what botanicals we might use, depending on what is growing. The flavour will stay consistent but those with a serious nose might pick up subtle variations.”

Discover Distillery Botanica via their website or grab at bottle at your local bottle shop.

 

What’s happening at Noble – Our inaugural Hilton Masterclass

FAIR. Fairtrade Gin Liqueurs Rum Vodka

In a new and exciting collaboration with the Hilton Hotel, we held our first Fairtrade Cocktail Masterclass at the stunning Marble Bar. Hosted by Gregoire Bertaud our guests were treated to a night of spirits tasting, canapés, cocktail tasting (and making!) and live music.

FAIR Spirits took the spotlight of the event as Gregoire explained the importance of Fairtrade and how we can take it upon ourselves to DRINK FOR GOOD. Our guests sniffed, held and even tasted some of the raw ingredients that go into FAIR products before trying the spirits themselves.

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Head bartender at the Marble Bar, Michiel Carteus, captured deliciousness in a glass and wowed all with the fabulous Goji Spritz, Gin Gin Mule and Espresso Martini (see the recipes below). A few of our guests took it upon themselves to try their hand at mixology under his careful instruction – it turns out mixing a master cocktail might not be as easy as it seems!

We would like to send a massive thank you out to everyone who attended; we hope that you enjoyed the night as much as we did. To view all of the photos taken on the night click here.

Make sure you keep an eye out for our next Masterclass to expand your drink making repertoire.

Cheers,

The Noble Spirited

Goji Spritz

Ingredients
45ml FAIR Goji
15ml lemonade/soda water
Prosecco/sparkling wine

Garnish
Orange slice or mint

Method
Fill a wine glass with ice
Add 45Ml of FAIR Goji
Add 15Ml of lemonade/soda water
Top up with Prosecco or Sparkling wine
Stir
Garnish with orange slice or sprig of mint

 

Gin Gin Mule

Ingredients
30ml FAIR Gin
15 ml sugar syrup
15 ml lime juice
Ginger beer

Garnish
Mint 

Method
Lightly muddle mint leaves with syrup and lime juice in cocktail shaker
Add FAIR Gin and fill with ice
Shake gently until chilled for about 10 seconds
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice
Add ginger beer and stir
Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig or both.

Espresso Martini

Ingredients
30ml FAIR Vodka

30ml FAIR Café
10ml Sugar syrup
1 shot of espresso

Garnish
3 Coffee beans

Method
Pour FAIR Quinoa Vodka, FAIR Café, sugar syrup and a shot of espresso into cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes

Shake well
Strain into a Martini glass
Garnish with 3 coffee beans