Brogan’s Way is all about innovation and the boutique distillery in Richmond is today launching its latest seasonal product, Strawberries and Cream Gin, to add to its award winning range of drinks.
The Strawberries and Cream flavour was conceived by Brogan during one of 2021’s lockdowns. She started a small-scale trial on her lab bench and tested flavour ideas, fruit extracts and colour stability. After a year of development, this delectable seasonal product is ready for gin lovers to enjoy.
Gin enthusiasts will rejoice as the final product is a fresh, bright gin full of strawberry flavour. True to its name, the delicate zesty juniper notes are perfectly complemented by the strawberry sweetness and the deliciously rich texture of distilled cream.
“I wanted to get the truest strawberry flavour without overshadowing the bright gin character, as well as finding the right level of sweetness to make the strawberries pop,” says Brogan.
As part of the development process, Brogan needed to find the right strawberries and as luck would have it a close friend knew the family that own Bidgee Strawberries and Cream near Wagga Wagga. In one taste Brogan knew she had the ideal fruit, which are rich and creamy with a balance of sweetness and acid, and she set to work in scaling up the recipe.
To create the cream flavour, Brogan is uniquely distilling Victorian cream and mixing it with the gin and strawberries.
“My aim was to keep the freshness of the strawberry fruit flavour balanced against the zesty, spicy, floral notes of juniper and introduce the textural qualities and deliciousness of cream to give the final product the truest fruit and cream character.”
Strawberries and Cream Gin can be enjoyed simple serve as the perfect pink G&T with a favourite tonic water and garnished with slices of fresh strawberry. Or the flavoured spirit can be used to create delicious cocktails, such as Strawberry Smash with lime juice, simple syrup and fresh strawberries, of which the recipe is on the bottle.
Brogan’s Way had its first public tasting of this seasonal product at their Mother’s Day Gin & High Tea event, which was a significant date as Mother’s Day 2018 was the first day the still was turned on and it is named after distiller Brogan’s mum.
Brogan’s Way Strawberries and Cream Gin
500ml, RRP $65
The Strawberries and Cream Gin is available to purchase online and at Brogan’s Way Distillery & Cocktail Bar at 61 North Street, Richmond. It will be the feature product on the Brogan’s Way stand and available to purchase at the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show 3rd – 5th June 2022.