Only 1,000 bottles of the limited-edition gin were created, with the aim of celebrating and capturing the beautiful and historic landscape.
Crafted by Master Distiller Philip Moore, the gin features Eucalyptus pulverulenta—more commonly known as silver-leaved mountain gum—as its hero botanical.
“In creating a gin in homage to the Blue Mountains and the Garden, there was one botanical I was immediately drawn to, Eucalyptus pulverulenta, or Baby Blue as some people call it,” Moore said. “It brings fresh, cooling qualities to the gin much like the mountains themselves. It really has created a gin as magical as the place itself."
Reflecting on the hard year, Denise Ora, Chief Executive of Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney said it was important to acknowledge the local communities impacted by the Gospers Mountain fire—a forest fire that began in October 2019, which has since become the biggest forest fire to have started from a single ignition point in Australian history.
“Collaborations like the Blue Mountains Grown Gin provide powerful opportunities to help regrow the area damaged by the bushfire but also help to celebrate the resilience of nature and our personal journeys towards recovery," said Ora.
Blue Mountains Grown Gin is available at from gardengrowngin.com.au and select bottle shops across Australia.