As the holiday season fast approaches, finding the perfect Christmas gift can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Kangaroo Island Spirits, Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery, has unveiled its Christmas gifting guide.
It’s perfect to find presents at a range of price points for lover’s of gin, those that enjoy lounging around at cellar doors or people who would love to visit Kangaroo Island (you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t fit into one of those categories).
Kangaroo Island Spirits, known for its innovative approach to crafting exceptional gin, last year invested $3.5 million in revamping its cellar door, making it an absolute must-visit destination.
Situated amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with native botanicals, this distillery is now equipped with an impressive 1,800L steam-driven gin still and a 4,500L whisky still, making it the largest whisky distillery in South Australia.
Not only is the cellar door a perfect gifting experience, but its gins are one of a kind – always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. “We’re not just producers from KI; we aim to embody the island’s spirit of ingenuity and a can-do attitude,” Stuart Morrow, Spirits Innovation and Brand Manager, says.
Below, Kangaroo Island Spirits have collated a tailored and unique Christmas Gifting guide, so you’re sure to find something that will make this holiday season truly memorable for whoever you’re gifting (mum, dad, brother, best friend, or even that secret santa work mate).
One of our distillers ‘Doogie’ was a baker for 25 years before becoming a distiller at Kangaroo Island Spirits. He has combined an old family Christmas pudding recipe with his distilling expertise to create a mouth-watering limited edition festive gin.
It has hints of cinnamon, cloves, mixed spice, with bursts of dried fruit. It’s long, sweet, smooth, and balanced – perfect for Christmas day.
Back in 2006, the original founders of Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery had the foresight to plant a number of common juniper bushes (juniperus communis). The young saplings took to Kangaroo Island’s nutrient rich soil immediately, flourishing in our climate.
Now fully mature, our juniper trees allow us the ability to produce the world’s first gin created with 100% Australian grown, single origin juniper. “We’ve achieved the rare distinction of having a local supply of juniper, allowing us to create a gin that embodies true Kangaroo Island spirit,” Morrow says.
Gift Vouchers available, the perfect gift for when you’re having trouble deciding what to get your friends or loved ones. You can select an amount anywhere between $25 – $1000 for them to either purchase one of the brand’s delicious gins, or an experience at the cellar door.
Don’t know which gin to get your loved one? Give them a taste test of what Kangaroo Island Spirits have to offer with this 5 core gin pack so they can pick their own favourite. Whether they’ve tried the brand’s gin before, or you want to introduce them to some Kangaroo Island produce, it’s an easy gift idea. The pack comes with everything from Wild Gin to Whisky Barrel Aged Gin. It’s also super well-priced with five 200ml bottles coming in at $150!
There’s so many experiences on offer at the cellar door. One of those is learning the art of gin blending. This masterclass has been designed by the distillers at Australia’s first boutique gin distillery. The gin education and blending session will be instructed by an experienced member of the team and includes a brief history of gin and the Kangaroo Island Spirits’ story.
They can explore the extensive range of traditional and native botanical distillates that they can select from to create their very own 200 ml bottle of gin that they’ll be able to take home to enjoy, as well as a 50ml sample so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labour immediately in a refreshing G&T.
Or, you can gift a different kind of masterclass like a mini cocktail class ($40) or a premium gin tasting ($40).
This season, if you’re not sure what to gift, Kangaroo Island Spirits provides an easy solution. Whether you choose to give someone a visit to its cellar door, or an item from its exceptional range of Christmas goodies online, you’re sure to find something to suit.
Visit the Kangaroo Island Spirits’ online store here to find your gift.