The Gypsy

$77.00
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SKU:
GYP700

In-store only price of $72

 

#TheGypsy

The ancient Persian book of Kings - the Shahnameh - tells of a time when the King demanded that India send him 10,000 musicians to entertain him. They did, and the King was so pleased that he gave each musician an ox, a donkey and a cart filled with wheat so they could wander the countryside, support themselves on the crop they grew and entertain the people of Persia. 

Of course, these were musicians - a group of people famously incompetent at pretty much everything except music and trashing hotel rooms. So, it was to no one's surprise when they returned to the King a year later, having eaten through their supplies.

The King, of course, was furious and expelled them to Europe. The Europeans assumed that they had migrated from Egypt and began to call them "Gypsies", along with the usual persecution of outsiders which we're all familiar with.

How true is this story? We have no idea.

What we do know is that the name of THE GYPSY brings a hint of exotic spices, a touch of the orient and a hint of magic. Just the thing to describe our latest blend of gin.

A spice driven gin, with a pungent juniper base. Flavoured by four different peppers, as well as cardamom, clove and cumin. Fresh citrus notes added from lemon and lime, with a crisp finish from the added cucumber. A bold gin, which makes a great "Red Snapper", or a "Dirty Martini". Serve with any of Lemon, Lime, Cucumber, Capsicum, Fresh Ginger, Orange, Mandarin in a Gin and Tonic

 

Recommendations:

Add tonic with

cucumber = cool the spice

orange = almond sweetness

clove or Capsicum or Ginger = warm spice

 

Mix with Ginger beer

 

 #TheGypsy 43% alc. 

700ml - 23.8 standard drinks

200ml - 6.8 standard drinks

 

THE GIN QUEEN'S REVIEW - Top 10 of 2018

‘The Gypsy’ is my favourite of the three. The recipe has juniper, six different peppers, cardamom, cumin, clove, lemon lime and cucumber. Damien has managed the bold botanicals well – clove in particular can quickly overpower. The result is a bold, spicy gin, with the peppers lifting the juniper to create a nuanced gin that suits a variety of cocktails. Definitely one to seek out.

https://theginqueen.com/2018/12/top-10-australian-gins-2018/

 

 

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  • 5
    Tipsy Gypsy

    Posted by Lissia on 19th Jun 2019

    We LOVE this gin. Have yet to try it with ginger beet but tonic and cucumber and lemon was a winner with a “panel” of four us.
    Delicious! Truly rivals some of the bigger “niche” players in the gin market.

  • 5
    Gypsy gin

    Posted by William Lee on 12th Apr 2019

    My favourite gin ever