ELSEWHERE Gin - Christchurch, New Zealand
Style - Barrel Aged
750ml | 42% ABV
LIMITED EDITION. Your gin will be one of 103 produced for Central Otago 2021.
+ Please keep this delicate gin out of direct sunlight.
Juniper, Black Cherries, Pinot Noir Grapes, Wild Thyme & Others.
To make a nuanced, off dry Central Otago gin, ELSEWHERE uses wild-foraged thyme, matagouri blossoms, briar rose and Pinot Noir grapes with the flintiness of schist rock. This captures the complex heart of this mountain-strewn place.
The inspiration for this gin came from Mark’s brother who passed away in 2019. Andy won the International Wine and Spirit Competition for the best Pinot Noir in the world, two years in a row, a feat which few have achieved. The grapes for ELSEWHERE gin come from the same vineyard in Bannockburn from which Andy made his award winning wine. This gin is for Andy.
The thyme, matagouri blossoms and briar rose are steeped three times. Pinot Noir grapes from Bannockburn are then macerated in pure spirit and aged for a year.
Limited edition, handmade regional gins, small-batched and crafted with ingredients from New Zealand’s remote locations.
ELSEWHERE is a two-person team dedicated to crafting very small batches of premium gin. Mark, who is also an experienced winemaker, distils the gin and Zoë looks after design, accounts and marketing. They usually forage for botanicals together – often while on holiday enjoying the natural environment with their family and friends – so they have a personal connection to the places on each label. This makes their gin totally unique and unlike anything else.
In capturing the taste and aroma of unique places, ELSEWHERE gin follows the winemaking concept of terroir. While they go back to their favourite places to gather botanicals to make further batches, they will express the character of different seasons and years, much like vintage wine. They will also make gins from new places they discover that really inspire them.