Tidal Lines – Illawarra Plum Infused Gin
Tidal Lines begins as our delicious classic gin recipe and is then infused with native Illawarra Plums over a ~12 month time frame in French oak ex-wine casks. The gin and Illawarra Plum fruit are both placed directly into the casks and left to marry into this one of a kind spirit.
Featuring flavours of fresh juniper, rainforest lime, Illawarra Plum, cinnamon, angelica root, orris root and many others!
What are Illawarra Plums? Illawarra Plums are extremely rare, Australian native bush tucker fruit, packed full of antioxidants. They are not commercially farmed and are not true plums as we know them.
In the UK, distillers make a product called "sloe gin," which begins as regular gin but is then steeped in sloe berries, a small black/blue fruit. A sloe berry looks similar to an Illawarra Plum with some very important differences. Sloe berries do not have an external seed, are a completely different species and taste very different. Tidal Lines is an Australian native version of the UK's sloe gin, with Illawarra Plums used in place of the sloe berries. Australia also has other types of native "plum" such as Davidson Plum and Kakadu Plum, which are different to the Illawarra Plum.
Packaged in Headlands' signature gin bottles, Tidal Lines can be sipped neat, with ice, made into a sloe gin fizz, a gin and tonic, or used as a substitute for sloe gin in a cocktail.
700mL bottle size. 32% ALC/VOL 18 standard drinks
Sloe Gin Fizz Recipe
60mL of Tidal Lines (2 shots)
20mL freshly squeezed lemon juice
15mL simple syrup or maple syrup
1 egg white or some aquafaba (optional but recommended)
Add all ingredients (except the soda water) into a cocktail shaker without ice and shake vigorously to froth it up. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to chill and combine. Strain into a glass and top with soda water.
What is the difference between Spirit of the Illawarra Plum, Illawarra Plum Liqueur, Daalgaal and Tidal Lines?
Spirit of the Illawarra Plum is not a gin and only contains Illawarra Plums. It is completely dry.
Illawarra Plum Liqueur is not a gin, contains Illawarra Plums and is sweet like a port or sherry.
Daalgaal Gin is a completely Australian native gin featuring Australian native juniper (Boobialla), Illawarra Plums and native stingless bee honey.
Tidal Lines is gin featuring classic juniper and a host of other delicious botanicals, infused with Illawarra Plum fruit