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Bittersweet wine based liqueur designed to be served chilled as an aperitif or mixed in a number of classic cocktails.

- Made using wine from the Macedon Ranges that's delivered fresh to our distillery
- Bright, bittersweet fruity profile. Our take on a quinquina
- Made right here in our distillery in Melbourne


20% ABV / 500mL

Kina, our take on a quinquina, is a bittersweet wine based liqueur designed to be served chilled as an aperitif or mixed in a number of classic cocktails.

This refreshing liqueur starts its life as a small batch Sauvignon Blanc made in an independent winery in Mount Macedon, VIC. As soon as the wine is delivered to us by the French winemaker in the back of his suave all-terrain vehicle, we fortify it with a combination of sugar cane spirit and distilled wine. The fortified wine is then infused with fresh local orange peels, cinnamon myrtle, strawberry gum and a handful of earthy herbs. The now naked oranges aren't wasted - we eat some of them (yes, we are a team of possums after all) and give away the rest to a local cafe manager who presses them into fresh orange juice.

We use real ingredients throughout and deliberately avoid filtering the liqueur to ensure no flavour is filtered out, so you may notice some sediment that may drift out of the liqueur over time. Simply give your bottle a quick shake and all will be normal again!

Contains precisely 0.0% artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Vegan friendly (we don't use any animal products nor processes throughout). Gluten free. Once opened, we recommend placing your bottle in the fridge to ensure optimal freshness. 


SILVER - 2023 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Tasting notes

On the nose a soft fruity white wine profile sings loud and clear. Overtones of citrus and strawberries dance alongside. It's a European summer in a glass.

On the palate there's a wave of fruitiness that swirls around with a touch of sweetness. Some tingling on the tongue helps you realise this is a little bit stronger than a typical wine!

The finish starts with a gentle mellowing out of that sweetness from the palate then transitions into a long and bitter finish. Perfect for refreshing the palate for the next sip.

Serving suggestions

Check out our Cocktail Recipes page for some delicious ideas on how to use Kina in your mixology.

Recycled bottles

All of our liqueurs, including Kina, are bottled in recycled glass spirit bottles where possible. Between our lovely network of bars who help collect empty spirit bottles for us and the empty bottles that get spat out of our own tasting flight production line, we've managed to build up a locally sustainable supply of bottles. These bottles are given a "rough massage" to strip the labels off, then a hardcore hot rinse and a final polish up before being revived with a new liqueur filled life.

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Wholesale & trade enquiries

If you're interested in wholesale pricing for on-premise and off-premise, please contact Mind Spirits & Co. For partnership and export enquiries, please contact us directly.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Delicious addition to a G&T

A really delicious wine based liquer with a yummy light orange flavour. Highly recommend! Can't wait to try the martini as well!