The anther is the part of a flower that holds pollen, the essential element for reproduction for our botanicals. Our gin’s unique flavour comes from our combination of traditional and native botanicals, and we love being able to emphasise this.
Anther also brings to the fore our love of science and the curious. Co-distiller and founder Dr Dervilla McGowan brings her scientific training to both distillation, and selection of the ideal botanicals for our gin. Anther gin is proudly distilled at The Craft & Co in Collingwood.
Habitat by Anther
We’re excited to announce the newest release in the Anther Spirits range. Habitat by Anther will be released soon but read on and sign up to hear more about another Anther Spirits adventure.
Welcome to the future of Melbourne’s green spaces! Thriving urban gardens, capable of sustaining high value crops that can be used to create amazing artisan products. We, Anther Spirits and Cam Smith from 3RRR’s Eat It!, partnered with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and 883 Collins Street to establish a native Australian botanical garden atop 883 Collins, located in the amazing Victoria Harbour precinct. Our purpose was to distill a world first gin using native Australian botanicals, grown in urban gardens on a residential metropolitan tower. A true showcase of the urban renewal within Victoria Harbour in an undeniably Melbourne fashion, through our taste buds! A culinary representation of the prospects the changing Melbourne city-space holds and a connection to the land we live on.
Habitat by Anther was willed into your hands by a collection of people that are passionate about demonstrating the future of this community driven big city we all cherish. Cam Smith from 3RRR’s Eat It! brought the cultural history. Tara, Harvest by Design and Toni, The Styling Business, created the Habitat gin botanical garden. Nick and the Charcoal Lane crew, create and share the unique flavours of Australia and The Anther Spirits team, Amy, Tam, Derv and Seb, were given free reign to experiment and produce an original craft gin. And the ultimate enabler, Zenon, from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, connected and supported everyone throughout this adventure.
Anther Gin is a juniper forward, classic London dry style and is complimented by Australian native botanicals. It is a spicy, savoury gin with a kick of citrus and a long finish of clove, nutmeg and ginger. It is bottled at a slightly higher strength (44% alcohol) to give the botanicals extra punch. Anther Gin is amazing in a G&T, a perfect match with Vermouth in a Dry Martini or Negroni, and the spices in Anther emerge in citrus cocktails like the White Lady or Southside.
Anther Cherry Gin is the first of our experimental spirits. To make our gin, thousands of cherries are hand pitted then macerated in high proof Anther Gin. The Cherries are extraordinary, sourced form Spreyton Farm in northern Tasmania and give the gin complexity of flavour and its luxurious rich red colour. This seasonal, sweet gin can only be made in January each year, and so we’re looking forward to our next batch in March 2018. Sign up for pre-sale emails here