A real find from the 2021 summer, a bright, textural and citrus-leaning gin from the Tara Distillery on the NSW South coast.
Tara was founded by Alarna Doherty and partner Ben Stephenson and first released the namesake gin in October 2020. Inspired by both Australian and Irish botanicals and methods (the duo originally met while on holiday there) they toured multiple Irish distilleries during the development phase of their distillery.
The gin has a strong juniper backbone with Aussie natives like pepperberry leay, sustainably foraged sea lettuce, lemon myrtle and macadamia with Irish rowan berries, hawthorn and heather.
The result is an adaptable and delicious gin, bold on the nose, oily on the palate and long on the finish with a balance of spice and sweetness.
- New South Wales