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Margaret River Distilling Company

Sip gin in this scenic patch of Western Australia, surrounded by peppermint trees.
By Sarah Ward
July 27, 2020
By Sarah Ward
July 27, 2020

There was never any doubt that the Margaret River Distilling Company, Cameron Syme's second distillery after the Great Southern Distilling Company, would make a gin that's heavy on botanicals. The Western Australian outfit is located in a scenic patch of the state, surrounded by peppermint trees, after all — and so it simply makes sense that its juniper spirit would embrace Australia's native flora.

Under the Ginversity label, in its Ginversity Botanical Gin, that includes handpicked sandalwood, boronia and lemon myrtle, as well as the most Aussie botanical there is: eucalyptus. That lengthy list of ingredients combines for a tipple that pairs perfectly with tonic, and strawberries and rosemary as a garnish.

Margaret River Distilling Company's leafy home base features a cafe and bar, so expect salads, pizzas and Creole chilli cakes alongside plenty of gin cocktails. And if you're keen to turn your visit into a holiday, the Riverglen Chalets are located on the same site.

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