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Boobialla gin is the only gin in the world crafted exclusively from hand foraged, native Australian juniper. Demonstrating a complex array of floral tones combined with a long, luxurious finish, Boobialla offers a sui generis Australian gin drinking experience.
Typical gins that you would see on bottle shop shelves, including other Australian gins, are all made from imported Macedonian/European juniper berries. This species is juniper communis, common juniper. Boobialla gin is crafted exclusively from myoporum insulare, colloquially known as Australian native juniper. This is a completely different species, unique to Australia, which isn't produced commercially and can be found growing sporadically along the coast. In comparison to imported juniper, Australian juniper has less pine flavour and a more floral flavour profile.
Boobialla gin has a more delicate flavour than regular gin made with European common juniper. Since the intensity of the Boobialla flavour is more subtle, it can be overpowered by the addition of too much tonic. This is simply a characteristic of our native juniper. To resolve this, we recommend using slightly less tonic (than you would normally use) when preparing a gin and tonic with Boobialla gin. If the alcohol content feels too high, the best thing to do is top the drink up with soda water rather than additional tonic, since soda has a neutral flavour profile. Alternatively, add more ice and stir.
Can Boobialla be called a gin despite the absence of imported common juniper? It depends on the definition! We are definitely pushing the boundaries on what can be classed as gin. The guidelines suggest that gin must be "predominantly juniper in flavour," and as such, we are producing a product that is in line with this definition. In any case, we are proud to share this unique native flavour!
700 mL bottle size. 40% ALC/VOL 22 standard drinks.