Coromandel Distilling Company - Thames, New Zealand
Style - Contemporary (Dry)
500ml | 47% ABV
Juniper, Rose, Coriander, Angelica, Hibiscus, Blueberry, Cubeb, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Orris, Lemon Thyme, Liquorice, Butterfly Pea Flower & others.
When intrepid 18th century botanists came across the subtropical and tropical pea vines they did what had to be done: they named the entire genus Clitoria. What choice did they have really? Special thanks to botanist Johann Philipp Breyne! Within this genus there is one magnificently beautiful specimen which was named Clitoria Ternatea or, more commonly, Butterfly Pea. For the Awildian Blue, this special flower is carefully macerated in their dry gin after distillation to lend its brilliant colour. As if this gift from nature was not already mind-blowing enough the colour change that takes place when a mixer is added (such as tonic water) makes this gin an unforgettable joy for the senses. Nature has thought of everything and always has a surprise up its sleeve.
Awildian is handcrafted with utmost care and precision in their custom-made 150L CARL still from southern Germany in the heart of Thames. Awildian distillates range from their classic Coromandel Dry Gin to some rare (and maybe even obscure) aqua vitaes or ‘waters of life’. At times, these are masterfully blended with separately distilled single-variety distillates; otherwise they are given the time needed to mature.
Combining their scientific know-how with a little wilderness, Coromandel Distilling is an experimental micro-distillery based in the heart of Thames, New Zealand. Combining the tradition and art of distillation with the magic of the land and the sea. Home of Awildian.
Daniela Suess & Paul Schneider, scientists by trade with a passion for distilling. Awildian is not the result of a straight-line career path or a neat cash-flow projection. It is the result of friendship, trust, inspiration, passion, and kindness. And of course a daring dose of plain craziness. Upon reflection, Daniela and Paul can already say it’s among their greatest adventures.