In the 1920s Prohibition Era, a “Blind Tiger” was an establishment known to illegally sell alcohol, with a focus on celebrating the exciting flavour and taste of liquor cocktails, many of which were Gin based.
Blind Tiger Organic Gin is distilled in small batches and is a complex, yet elegant and aromatic gin made from the finest certified organic botanicals.
We search the world for the most sustainable, organic botanicals. Blind Tiger Organic London Dry Gin is an exotic blend of juniper berries, cassia, coriander, angelica root, citrus peel, summer savory and licorice root.
Juniper Berry is the core botanical of many Gins. In Blind Tiger Organic London Dry Gin it provides a backbone of fresh spring forest and citrus notes. Cassia provides a delicate top note of spice whilst Coriander has been selected as it enhances the citrus characters of the juniper and imparts a subtle earthy character. The citrus peel (lemon, bitter orange and sweet orange) further enhance the citrus characters. Angelica root gives a delightfully aromatic and heady note of musk. Summer savory contributes a subtle mint like peppery character with Licorice root completing the botanical mix and imparting a fuller mouthfeel.
The combination of these botanicals and premium Australian Organic wheat spirit creates a London Dry Gin that is a perfect mixer with Tonic or Soda and a great base for one of the hugely popular gin based cocktails.
Blind Tiger Organic Mandarin Gin is carefully handcrafted in small batches from Organic “Dancy” and “Imperial” Mandarins grown in the sundrenched Riverland of South Australia. The Mandarins were peeled and the pulp discarded and peel kept in varietal batches. 1/3 of the peel was soaked fresh overnight in organic spirit then distilled varietally as a separate run the following day. Remaining 2/3 of peel was air dried in the Distillery above the pot stills and then distilled in small batches. The fresh and dry Imperial mandarin distillates were blended together, as were the two Dancy distillates creating 2 different styles of mandarin concentrates. Selected amounts of the two mandarin concentrates were then blended together with the 6 Blind Tiger London Dry botanicals and organic wheat spirit.
The handpicked organic botanicals are distilled individually through a small pot still, creating distinctive elements that are drawn on to craft and blend Blind Tiger Organic Gin. Both the Juniper and Coriander are steeped in spirit for 24 hours before distillation to concentrate and enhance their flavours, whilst the sweet orange is vapour infused. The unique components are then blended with organic wheat spirit to create a fine elegant London Dry style of Organic Gin.
This unique and individualised method for making Gin allows the distiller to craft and control the flavours in a similar way a winemaker puts a wine blend together. A delicate balance of science and artistry with consistency of excellence in every batch.
Distillation is an art that requires great skill and great patience. Great skill in knowing the exact point at which to “make the cut” and the precise blend of botanicals to give the gin the perfect flavour profile. Great patience in allowing all of this to happen in an unhurried and orderly way. The greater the patience the greater the aromatic expression of the botanicals and the greater the time taken to carefully and masterfully put the final blend together.
Blind Tiger Organic Gin is certified Gluten Free.