MGC Dry Gin 42% alc., Yarra Valley,
On its own, this was one of the best gins in the tasting: a properly dry, superbly well-balanced and delicate aromatic mélange of subtle juniper, grapefruit and rosemary. "A really 'ginny' gin," said Luke. "A very good 'New World' style." But, oddly, we found it didn't work with tonic - it was swamped - and it made a rather plain Martini. Perhaps with different mixers it would be better.
The local gin craze is in full swing. Max Allen taste-tests the
nation's offerings with bartender Luke Ashton, from traditional dry
to radical botanical.
Read more about their Australian gin taste-test process here.