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.
Australian Pepperberry features prominently in this massive punchy Gin, it pours a pale rose colour with huge aromatics; Juniper, red fruit, and Pepper. The palate is intense and has a tingly texture; lots of bright Juniper, warm spice and pepper make for an ideal "spicy" Martini or a really robust palate awakening Negroni.