Award-winning distillery Underground Spirits Australia will release its Limited Edition Coronation Gin in honour of the new king and the rich cultural heritage of the Commonwealth at this year’s Royal Easter Show from 6 to 17 April.
Underground Spirits Australia is well known in Canberra for its premium vodka and craft gins made from high-quality local ingredients and the pure spring water of the pristine Snowy Mountains. Staying true to its mission to celebrate Australian produce, the distillery has honoured the colour and vibrancy of the Commonwealth with its latest offering, the Limited Edition Coronation Gin.
King Charles’ love affair with Australia and a good tipple will be on show as the new King and Queen Consort visit the Underground Spirits Australia stand on Good Friday between 2pm and 4pm to enjoy a Coronation Gin. Alright, not the real royals, but the next best thing! Two Charles and Camilla impersonators will grace the stand, offering a royal presence as they mingle with the crowds and watch the 4pm Grand Parade.
Underground Spirts Australia CEO Claudia Roughley says, “Our new gin is a tribute to the coronation of the new king and the rich cultural heritage of the Commonwealth. It represents every country where the king is the head of state, using meticulously blended botanicals that symbolise the essence of each nation.
“The sugar cane represents the importance of Antigua and Barbuda’s economy and culture, while wattle represents the resourcefulness and resilience of Australia. The sweet orange of Belize is a major agricultural product, while maple syrup represents Canada’s vast northern forests. Nutmeg is a highly valued spice in Grenada and a key ingredient in its national dish, and allspice is a staple in Jamaican cuisine and culture, fondly known as Jamaica pepper. Kiwi is a distinctive fruit from New Zealand that is highly valued for its unique flavour and nutritional content, while coffee is a major export for Papua New Guinea and is celebrated for its rich and complex flavour. Papaya is widely grown and consumed in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and tangerine thrives in the tropical climate of Saint Lucia. Rum is a beloved spirit that is widely produced and enjoyed in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while hibiscus is a beautiful flower that symbolises the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Solomon Islands – it is, after all, their national flower. Coconut is a staple ingredient in the cuisine of Tuvalu and a symbol of its close ties to the sea. Finally, the Tudor rose from the United Kingdom represents its rich history and tradition, as well as unity and strength.”
Where better to launch the Limited Edition Coronation Gin than the Royal Easter Show, an event that has long been championed by Australia’s regal head of state. The Coronation Gin will be available to taste and purchase at the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome throughout the show.
While the base spirit is made using traditional distilling methods, Underground Spirits has developed an innovative sub-zero, sub-micron cryofiltration process to eliminate impurities and create the ultimate smooth finish for its gin, making it the perfect background for the complex array of botanicals used in the Coronation Gin.
To try Underground Spirits Australia’s Limited Edition Coronation Gin as well as its award winning Vodka with Carmel, visit this year’s Royal Easter Show in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome from Thursday, 6 April to Monday 17 April 2023.
For more info on Underground Spirits, visit undergroundspirits.com.au