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MANLY SPIRITS CO. DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES NEW LILLY PILLY PINK GIN - NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK VIA HARVEY NICHOLS. ZERO SUGAR, DISTILLED WITH FORAGED EDIBLE COASTAL FLOWERS & AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BOTANICALS.
Manly Spirits Co. Distillery has launched their much-anticipated pink gin in the UK – Lilly Pilly Pink Gin – which, in classic Manly Spirits style, is distilled with Australian native botanicals and foraged coastal flowers found on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Lilly Pilly Pink Gin is a fruity style Gin and the 4th addition to their award winning coastal-influenced gin selection. Inspired by the vibrant and succulent summer berries of the native Lilly Pilly, this pink gin is distilled with Lilly Pilly berries, native limes, hibiscus rosella flowers, blood orange and foraged Sea Fig (succulent coastal groundcover plant) and Nasturtium flowers, which you’ll find scattered amongst the sand dunes and coastal gardens of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
“It’s amazing how and where inspiration comes from. In our case it came from sitting on a sand dune and just looking 2 feet in front of you at a flash of pink colour. All our gins always have some local foraged botanicals, and so for our pink gin, we were really inspired by the beautiful pink sea fig (pigs face flower) and nasturtium flowers found scattered on the sand dunes of Freshwater beach near the distillery. We wanted to craft an authentic Gin, that tastes like a premium Gin from all-natural ingredients. The Lilly Pilly berries are slightly tart but ever so Australian, and when balanced with limes, raspberries and flowers delivers the most delicious Gin for the festive summer season”, says Vanessa Wilton, founder of Manly Spirits Co.
“The first thing you’ll notice is the summery pink colour in the bespoke bottles, which was developed by infusing fresh raspberries for 18 hours”, says Founder & Distiller, David Whittaker. ‘Manly’ men drink Manly Spirits Pink Gin, he says with a smile on his face.
Lilly Pilly Pink Gin brings a classic juniper forward on the nose. The palate is balanced with soft raspberry notes, leading to a dry earthy finish from the Native Limes and Blood Orange. The zero-sugar recipe allows for a balanced gin that isn't overly sweet, and pairs beautifully with a Mediterrean style tonic.
With a passion for sustainably sourced native and foraged botanicals, the team at Manly Spirits Co. have combined their expertise of distillation and a good dose of Australian values, to craft their award winning gins - Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin, Manly Spirits Barrel Aged Gin (Whisky), Manly Spirits Coastal Citrus Gin and now their new pink gin, Manly Spirits Lilly Pilly Pink Gin.
For a summer G&T, we recommend pairing the Lilly Pilly Pink Gin with a light or Mediterranean style premium tonic, and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit, a couple of raspberries and edible flowers.
Tasting Notes: A classic juniper forward on the nose. The palate is balanced with soft raspberry notes, leading to a dry earthy finish from the Native Limes and Blood Orange. The zero-sugar recipe allows for a balanced gin that isn't overly sweet, making it the perfect base for a summer cocktail.
Key Ingredients: Lilly Pilly, Riberry, Native Limes, Raspberry, Blood Orange, Coriander, Angelica, Orris, Juniper, Rosella flowers, Sea Fig (pigs face flowers), Nasturtium flowers
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