Darwin - The Top End of Australia
A vibrant, cosmopolitan, soulful, tropical city. Knowing the ravages of war, the wrath of cyclones, and the snap of saltwater crocodiles, this laid-back but edgy coastal camp has an intrigue about it born from it's colourful past.
The concept of Spirits and Stories is to share all that makes Darwin what it is today. And in the most sophisticated of ways, with bottles of limited edition, hand-crafted spirits, specially nurtured in some of Australia's finest distilleries with ingredients that come together to tell the stories of the Top End.
Meet the distillers
Simon Brooke Taylor - Hurdle Creek Distillery
The Naked Gunner almost has an Australian bush, or crisp, clean flavour. With top notes of resinous piney juniper with a hint of eucalyptus, and spicy citrus base notes, no matter what tonic you use, the flavour of the gin is never lost.
Natalie Fryer - Able Gin Co
We built on Saltie's gin base with tamarind, lemongrass, kaffir lime and Australian lime and lemon myrtle – it has connotations of pine-lime Splice – and nuances and notes including native peppers.
Matthew Cooper - Fanny's Bay Distillery
For the Northern Territory I selected a sherry cask with nutty, fruit, caramel, and tangerine tasting notes, and a mineral finish almost like sea rocks and sea stones. It is smooth, mature, full bodied and delicious!