A cask strength, contemporary Australian gin from the Karu distillery near Richmond in Western Sydney.
Karu was founded and is run by Nick and Ally Ayres, who've quickly established themselves as young guns of the Aussie gin industry. The 57.5% Lightning Gin is their second release, following on from Affinity.
Still juniper-dominant, this really comes alive on the palate with sweet citrus notes followed by vanilla and floral notes. The finish is excellent also, lingering but moreish.
Really great just over ice or in a gin and tonic.
Lightning has been awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2019, Silver at Tasting Australia 2019 and Silver at theÂ Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2019.
- New South Wales