Headlands – Boobialla Gin
Batch 3: LIMITED TO 364 HAND NUMBERED BOTTLES
After being sold out for over a year, we have experimented with a range of unique flavours to enhance the background taste complexity. Batch 3 contains 90% native Australian juniper as the hero ingredient. We have paired the native juniper with other rare, Australian native ingredients including scented emu bush, two types of native tamarind, white kunzea, Atherton almond, quandong, Geraldton wax, native currant, lemon aspen and cinnamon myrtle.
EACH BATCH IS LIMITED WITH HAND NUMBERED BOTTLES
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 smooth, luxurious finish, Boobialla offers a sui generis Australian gin drinking experience.
After being sold out for over a year, we have experimented with a range of unique flavours to enhance the background taste complexity, containing 90% native Australian juniper as the hero ingredient. We have paired the native juniper exclusively with other rare, Australian native ingredients including scented emu bush, two types of native tamarind, white kunzea, Atherton almond, quandong, Geraldton wax, native currant, lemon aspen and cinnamon myrtle.
Gins available on bottle shop and bar shelves, including those of other Australian distilleries, 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 a standard 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 Australian native juniper. To ensure you don't lose the Boobialla flavour, 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? The Australian guidelines state 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
Silver Medal 2023: San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Silver Medal: 2022 London Spirits Competition
Silver Medal: 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal: 2023 London Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal: 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards
Bronze Medal: 2020 London Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal: 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition