A new premium gin has been launched in Victoria by Bass and Flinders Distillery.
Inspired by the flora and fauna found on Wooleen Station this gin has been triple distilled in small batches using an Alembic Pot Still. Wooleen Station has provided the perfect environment for Bass and Flinders distillers to source a wide range of Australian native botanicals.
This premium gin is a truly unique Australian gin, a tribute to Australia’s rich bio-diverse landscapes. With typical Australian origins, this gin is hand-crafted and hand-numbered by distillers and made from classic Australian Shiraz spirit where the rich, ripe aromas of the Shiraz grape deliver a gin that is one of a kind.
Wooleen Station is well known for its holistic approach to land management and the rehabilitation of the delicate outback landscape. Wooleen’s ecological practices aim to ensure a sustainable future for the region and during 2015 produced incredible regeneration of native flora and fauna Bass and Flinders are proud to be using in their latest gin.
The botanicals, which were hand-picked at Wooleen Station, include Mulla Mulla and Purple Vetch flowers, native lemongrass, native sandalwood nuts, the currant bush; and, of course, the starring botanical, Australian ants!….
Ants are highly social and communicate with pheromones, chemicals that convey specific messages, including colony identity and imminent danger. The chemical nature of these pheromones can be influenced by the ants’ diet. All the plant-based botanicals collected are used to compliment the pheromones released by the ants during distillation to produce a truly unique Australian Gin known as Angry Ant Gin.
Bass and Flinders are collaborating with the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne to understand more about this naturally occurring phenomenon. Professor Mark Elgar and his research group assisted in identifying the species of ant used for the first batch of Angry Ant Gin. He is also helping to determine the chemistry of the pheromones captured in the distillation. This research may allow Bass and Flinders to realise a number of different pheromone flavours for future gins.
To purchase your very own bottle of Bass and Flinders Angry Ant Gin made from hand picked Wooleen Station botanicals and ant pheromones please click below:Purchase