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 ex french oak 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 is the Illawarra Plum? Illawarra Plums are not actually a plum at all, but an extremely rare Australian native bush tucker fruit which is packed full of antioxidants and not commercially farmed.
In the UK, distillers make a product called "sloe gin," which starts off as regular gin but is then steeped in sloe berries, a small black/blue fruit. A sloe berry looks a little similar to an Illawarra Plum, though it does not have an external seed and is a completely different species. The taste is also 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.
Presented in Headlands' signature gin bottle design, Tidal Lines is so smooth it can easily be sipped neat on ice, made into a sloe gin fizz, a gin and tonic, or substituted for any other sloe gin cocktail.
700 mL bottle size. 32% ALC/VOL
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 the 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 and contains Illawarra Plums and is sweet like a port or sherry.
Daalgaal Gin is a completely Australian native gin featuring exclusively 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