Hastings Distillers East Block 200 Gin
- Dry Gin
- New Zealand, 700ml
A truly modern premium gin that is bold and aromatic, containing 10 Organic botanicals, of which 9 are from Hawkes Bay. "Our judges were wowed by this gin’s highly elevated floral tones. It boasts a beautiful, sweet, generous juniper and citrus complexity in the mid-palate that just keeps building." Dish Gin Panel.
- Distillery: Hastings Distillers
- Type: Dry Gin
- Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Other: Biogro certified organic, non-filtered or fined, containing no animal products
- Goes with: Ice, premium tonic, fresh citrus &/or mint garnish
"Our products are created from the purest organic and biodynamic botanicals, pure plant alcohol and living water. Certified organic, they are truly botanical, natural drinks. Rare and exotic spices are sourced from family friends in France, long-established spice merchants. Closer to home, all citrus is Hawkes Bay grown by certified organic growers. Our botanicals are either wild foraged or grown in local “Gin gardens”, farmed using biodynamic methods. Our aim is to create in accordance with the laws of nature, working with her rather than in opposition." David & Kate, Hastings Distillers
"Hastings Distillers is New Zealand’s first producer of certified organic artisan spirits and liqueurs. Our decades long backgrounds in winemaking provide an ideal starting point to further explore our long time love of all things botanical and spiritous.
Throughout our careers we’ve made wine in many parts of the globe. We’ve created wine brands – ‘Alluviale’, and the avant-garde ‘DaDa’, a bottle of which sits in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We raised a family, formed our wine consultancy company and spent years perfecting the art of growing, harvesting, fermentation, extraction, aging and blending.
In 2015 we took a break and travelled to Europe, where our curiosity for distillation was reignited. For David it had always been there. As a child, time spent with his grandfather while he was distilling, studies at university in Bordeaux and quietly bubbling away while he was visiting friends in Cognac and Armagnac. For Kate it was the opportunity to further explore an interest in therapeutic herbs - and so, Hastings Distillers was born. Extensive travel followed with David learning from some of the best in France, Germany, UK and North America. Meanwhile Kate embarked on a 3 year project, growing, foraging and distilling anything of interest resulting in the creation of an olfactory library of over 300 botanicals.
Building on our winemaking skills, we set out to create sophisticated, unique spirits and liqueurs. Classics given a modern interpretation. To find the purest expression of our collection of botanicals, the choice to use only organic and biodynamic ingredients was evident. Great thinkers and artists inform our craft: Tolstoy, Steiner, Hauschka, Shauberger, Tuwhare, Baxter. We love what we do, the eternal quest for beauty following our guiding tenet: Natura enim est Mensura - Nature is the measure."
David & Kate, Hastings Distillers
- Gold & Overall Winner - Dish Magazine Gin Panel
- Silver - 2020 NZ Spirits Awards - Gin
- Bronze - 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition
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