The Gin Of Sloth from the Seven Deadly Gins series by Applewood out of South Australia.
Sloth was designed to be a classic ‘bathtub’ gin, botanicals in a tub full of spirit with no distillation. Things went a little different though, in their own words:
“The concept was sound, a basic Gin recipe of Juniper, Adelaide Hills saffron, cinnamon, star anise, clove, chamomile, wormwood, licorice root, angelica root and orange peel – and the creativity? We weren't going to bother distilling it...
“But then the real sloth kicked in… we accidentally forgot about it (no joke). A week later, the resultant gin was so incredibly intense and bitter – we were too scared to bottle it. One bright spark suggested we just see how it distills... and it filled the room with the most spicy, aromatic power... it was a sight to behold. We really wanted this gin to champion juniper, so we macerated some more post-distillation...
“Then we accidentally forgot about it again! Sloth-strikes-back!
“Upon finding the golden-wonder of a gin (courtesy of Juniper swimming in it for days)... we were utterly impressed by the distinctive aroma, mouthfeel and texture. Further - it made one of the most delicious G&Ts we've ever experienced!”
Applewood is a small distillery founded and run by winemakers-turned-distillers Brendan and Laura Carter, who are behind the Unico Zelo wine label.
- South Australia