A decadent Black Truffle Gin, with fresh local truffle front and centre. To complement the truffle: juniper berries, coriander seed, orris root, flaked salt and black pepper. This is a savoury gin, and works beautifully in a Black Truffle Martini: 60ml Black Truffle Gin, 10ml Dry Vermouth, small dash of olive brine (if you like your martini “dirty”), stirred on ice and strained into a martini glass with an olive garnish.
Stone Pine Distillery is situated on the historic homestead of ‘Merembra’ which dates back to the 1840s and was for a time, in the late 19th century, known as The Barley Mow Hotel. After a 140 year absence, the property is once again host to a liquor licence, a long time between drinks! The stone pine tree, situated on the front lawn of the property, is thought to be of age with the house and, of course, is the distillery’s namesake.
DID YOU KNOW?
Distillers Bev and Ian Glen have their roots steeped in the Scottish brewing and distilling industry. They moved to Australia, complete with children and dog, in 2006 with the aim of establishing Bathurst’s first microdistillery. Bev used to run various Edinburgh pubs, while Ian is a biochemist and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot-Watt University.