Blog Water of Life - Kings Cross Distillery

Water of Life - Kings Cross Distillery

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 8:17 p.m. by T

Advertisement
VEGAS - Not Ever banner

Water of Life - Kings Cross Distillery

 

It was about high time for Sydney to have its own locally grown gin distillery and since July this year. While Australia has a myriad of gin distillers, up until July this year there was a King Cross Distillery shaped hole, i.e. a dire need for a local hoochery that not only honours the tradition and DNE of what has become known as Australian gin making but is also paired with a stylish watering hole.

Kings Cross’ might still be known as being Sydney’s red-light district, however, it has not exactly been a prime go-to nighttime spot over the last couple of year.

In essence, Kings Cross Distillery draws its inspiration from a decade that ultimately culminated in WW II, i.e. the age of the “blue ruin”, the Thirties, which due to the prohibition was a time period that became a hotbed for the creation of clear distilled grain spirit infused with botanicals.

While traditions and original recipes are honoured, Odelia Potts, the lady behind KCD, channels her alchemy in an idiosyncratic was as she employs the single shot method, refined by the utilisation of her two hundred litre still. Apart from the staple botanicals, i.e. juniper beans, cardamom and coriander, a local Australian twist is added via the infusion of extract from local myrtles.

What best materialises mixed with dried lemon peel and tonic water is a devil’s left hand that beautifully meanders between citrussy, treacly floral and subtly spicy coordinates.

With gin not normally being my first poison of choice, I found KCD’s first emission immensely enjoyable, even while sipping it on its own and it made me curious about their physical incarnation, which is fabled to be housed in what apparently still emanated the charm of hybrid of a den of vice and an ex-adult book store. Talk about authenticity and paying homage to the illustrious history of its location.

Once COVID-19 restrictions lifted, a visit shall become mandatory as I will not only have to inspect their personalised gin lockers have but word around the campfire has that Kings Cross Distillery will apart from proffering its own vapour infused creations also have a well-curated premium selection of whiskies alongside of Australian and international spirits on offer.

---

image from company website

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Where the Cold Things Were in the Eighties

Posted by T
Sept. 28, 2020, 7:58 p.m.

The Formative Years – Where the Cold Things Were in the Eighties Apart from the new world, Germany, Japan and the UK, Northern European countries when it came to exciting ... read more

The Formative Years – The “Drop”

Posted by T
Sept. 27, 2020, 9:32 a.m.

The Formative Years – The “Drop”   Having been socialized with German punk rock in my early teenage years, the excitement and dangerous aspects I derived from the music I ... read more

Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Bodriggy

Posted by T
Sept. 26, 2020, 10:19 a.m.

Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Bodriggy   Bodriggy must be the newest Australian brewery we are covering as part of this series and it was unbeknownst to me until ... read more

Water of Life – Wild Turkey Master Keep series

Posted by T
Sept. 25, 2020, 10:25 a.m.

Water of Life – Wild Turkey Master Keep series   Wild Turkey is a benchmark on this earthround with its portfolio that runs the gamut from ubiquitous affordable every day ... read more

Van Gogh Alive @ Royal Hall of Industries

Posted by T
Sept. 24, 2020, 9:08 p.m.

Van Gogh Alive Royal Hall of Industries Sydney, Australia September 18, 2020 Incepted by Bruce Peterson and brought to life under the helm of his entity Grande Exhibitions the name ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.