43% ABV / 500mL
Applewood is the distilling branch of an exciting operation in the Adelaide Hills, driven by the dynamic-duo founders of wine label Unico Zelo. Brendan and Laura realised early in their winemaking studies that gin, liqueur, perfume and wine all share the same focus on botanicals and aromatics. We remember first working with Applewood in 2015. Since then, they've experienced a meteoric rise into popularity, unleashing dozens of gins, a small range of liqueurs and a few whiskies in the process. The distillery is now B Corp certified with a laser-like focus on sustainability through powering their site using solar, reducing glass waste in their bar and donations to local community projects.
Muntrie Gin is one of a series of limited edition mono-botanical experimental gins that Applewood has been championing for several years. Muntries, a native fruit often referred to as the 'Emu Apple', are at the heart of this spice driven gin. These small native fruits are reminiscent of blueberries and grow on a low shrub or ground cover. With a spicy apple taste, muntries were highly valued by First Nations people in Victoria and South Australia as an important part of diet. Once dried, the fruit lather was also exchanged for valuable tools.
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