We're thrilled by the success of the YP's own Sunny Hill Distillery, which was recently added to the South Australian Spirit Producers Association tourism trail. I love a gin, and would be keen to get a piece of the pie for myself. Shouldn't we all be distilling our own gin?
Obviously I don't want to step on Sunny Hills toes, who've worked so hard to be in the position they're in. I also want to create something totally original. The great thing about gin is you can pretty much infuse it with whatever you like. Here are my thoughts so far (don't steal them).
1. Brick-infused gin
Have you ever been in a cellar and found yourself taken by the cold, earthy smell? Why not bottle it! My brick-infused gin is built to last, with a distinct red hue and hints of clay and chalk. You might want to use a decanter so you don't swallow any of the pieces.
I'M LICKING MY LIPS! Andrewlister / Public domain
2. Clare Valley Wine-infused gin
You can't have too much of a good thing, and you can't combine too many local icons. The winemakers on our doorstep are the best at what they do, and my gin enterprise is just starting out, so I appreciate the boost. Besides, with so many varieties of wine produced, there's no end to the number of blends I could distil.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY (DON'T DRINK IT) via GIPHY
3. Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens-infused gin
Okay, I'll acknowledge that botanicals are more traditional flavours to infuse with a gin. This list would be remiss not to include at least one - and where else would you go to find some of the most unique flora in South Australia? I'd sneak in under cover of darkness, take cuttings from a bit of everything and throw it all in my big vat (tank? tub? what the heck do you distil gin in?).
4. Spencer Gulf Prawn-infused gin
Seafood pairs well with gin, and I have to assume it goes well in it too. I'm all about cutting out the middleman, and a good fishy brew will surely hit the spot.
SHE GETS IT! CHEERS! via GIPHY
5. Salt Lake-infused gin
From Lake Bumbunga to the state's Far North, I'm on a mission to create the world's saltiest gin. You'll have to drink it with an IV line in your arm, that's how dehydrated this salt and alcohol one-two-punch is going to make you. Disgusting? Yes. Notorious? Absolutely. This gritty brew will be my legacy.
THE CLAM IS YOU, THE SALT IS MY SALTY, SALTY GIN - via GIPHY
I look forward to hearing from the South Australian Spirit Producers Association.