Mrs Baker's Still House in Glenpatrick, near Avoca in Victoria, has been one of our favourite recent discoveries. They produce a range of Gin and bar staples from a grape-based spirit, part of which is made in-house, and a variety of botanicals and fruits - grown on the property where the distillery lies, provided the climate is appropriate. Where their climate isn't appropriate, fruits and botanicals are sourced from sustainable producers, a mindset developed during Mrs Baker's former career as a Botanist.
This Christmas Gin, "Festive & Frivolous", sports a golden colour and displays a delightfully inviting nose of Christmas Spice (think Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg vibes) with a whiff of Ginger and dried fruit above the layer of Juniper. The palate is polite and charming; it's so flavoursome yet balanced, and the flavour delivery is impeccable. Magnificent stuff.