A tactile and engaging gin

Celebrating 50 years of the Australian National Botanic Gardens with this native botanical inspired gin with ingredients foraged from the Gardens in Canberra.

700ml 40% ABV | $95.00

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Native, mellow and delicate


Ad Crescendum Native Gin was created with specially foraged native botanicals from The Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra in celebration of the Gardens’ 50th Anniversary year in 2020. The invitation to forage through the collection of the gardens was a gin maker's dream - and the botanicals trialled and chosen truly represent an encounter with the gardens.

The botanical gala starts with the banksia flower giving a honey sweet nectar aroma, like a gentle floral bush smell, the aroma continues with the white aspen and the yam daisy releasing that extra bit of tropical. This is offset by the sharpness of the plum pine, and the citrus of the finger lime. The pepperberries, the grey myrtle and the rainforest aniseed continue the citrus and also add a sweet profile with just the right amount of spiciness and some more complex flavours. Bringing that extra fruitiness, the rubus is the cherry on the cake - or the berry on the gin! The encounter is soft on the tongue and mellow with a mild sweetness, like pear flesh, from wonderful native flowers.
  • Banksia ericifolia (Banksia): honey sweet, nectar.
  • Citrus australasica (Fingerlime): fresh zesty citrus, hint of cooked apples.
  • Syzygium anisatum (Rainforest Aniseed): aniseed.
  • Acronychia oblongifolia (White Aspen): citrus and honey.
  • Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy): sweet and slightly coconutty.
  • Podocarpus elatus (Plum Pine / Illawarra Plum): pine taste, sweet.
  • Backhousia myrtifolia (Grey Myrtle): cinnamon.
  • Rubus moluccanus (Native Raspberry): raspberry fruit.
  • Tasmannia lanceolata (Pepperberry): aromatic peppery.

Highly Acclaimed

Distilled in Canberra and proudly Australian, our premium vodkas and gins have been recognised as outstanding, collecting several major awards around the world. Notable awards include medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, World Vodka Awards, San Francisco World Spirits Competition and The Gin Guide Awards, to name a few. Cheers to awards season!

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We create premium spirits of unsurpassed purity and clarity

All our spirits are ten times carbon filtered before we commence our cryofiltration process - our truly unique patented process invented by our founder Dr. Toby Angstmann. Extreme low temperatures combined with nano materials enable extraction of impurities never before imaginable. The result is premium spirits of unsurpassed purity and crystal clear clarity.

Made sustainably with considered botanicals

Underground Spirits is made by a process of maceration, vapour infusion and tinctures which allow our botanicals to sing. The botanicals are meticulously selected to ensure their delicate flavours are captured and combined in perfect harmony. Our core botanicals juniper, coriander and angelica remain paramount, whilst we always use quality and native botanicals whenever we can to represent the best of Canberra and Australia.

“A very special release for the National Botanic Gardens to celebrate their 50th anniversary. 9 indigenous botanicals are sourced from the actual gardens. Dry, crisp, delicate and forward on the palate. Balanced botanicals and closely woven with great finesse and complexity.”

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