The most awarded gin no one has tasted ... yet
Following five years of development, Melbourne Gin Company (MGC) has released Single Shot.
Single Shot is a gin made in a single distillation, unlike the MGC’s original Melbourne Dry Gin, in which botanicals are individually distilled then blended together. The result is a full flavoured gin, so much so it may louche (form a fine glazy mist) in a G&T or martini.
Even before its release, Melbourne Gin Company received major international accolades for Single Shot.
It's already taken out Double Gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Awards; Gin Master at the 2018 Gin Masters Awards London; and a Gold Medal at the 2018 World Gin Masters – Asia (Hong Kong).
“From the outset, we set ourselves some key conditions," said Andrew Marks, Owner and Distiller, MGC. "We wanted to taste the Juniper. We wanted it to taste different to our Melbourne Dry Gin. We sought intensity, texture and persistence of flavour. We have introduced some new botanicals, seven in total, to achieve this."
Since 2013, when MGC launched its first product, Melbourne Dry Gin, the distiller's fascination with the alchemy of gin has kept it busy conducting trials, perfecting techniques and playing with different botanicals to create Single Shot.
“It has taken us five years to make a gin we can create in a Single Shot,” said Andrew, “and while we’re thrilled with the international accolades we can’t wait to get it out to the public.”
Single Shot is available in selected independent retails and on-premise nationally for RRP $95, and online.