Tempus Two launches new range of gin made from wine
It probably comes as no surprise to discover that here at TLSE we love our wines (Hello Rosé Friday), but did you know that we also love our gin? Come on, is there anything better than a fresh G&T with a slice of cucumber on a sunny Saturday afternoon?! So, when we were very kindly gifted the new range of gins from Tempus Two we were all chomping at the bit to taste them.
For a little bit of background, Tempus Two has turned their winemaking know-how into producing their first batch of vino-inspired gins by repurposing the alcohol that is extracted to make their low alcohol wine range.
The range: Prosecco Gin, Shiraz Gin and Wild Botanical Gin. Using non-traditional methods and made from premium quality wine, the alcohol is gently extracted, creating grape wine spirits that harness each variety’s unique characteristics. Each grape wine spirit is then distilled using conventional techniques to infuse complementary botanicals that elevate each spirit’s inherent characteristics.
The TLSE verdict?
The Prosecco Gin is light, floral and distilled with an elegant blend of juniper, citrus and rose buds. The Wild Botanical Gin is more of a full flavoured, spicy gin made using botanicals found in the Australian bush like desert limes, salt bush and wattleseed. The Shiraz Gin is sweet and peppery, infused with wild botanicals, red berry fruits and a shiraz concentrate. Each has its own personality, but all are very good – but the office favourite was, by a whisker, The Wild Botanical Gin for it’s depth of flavour and native Australian charateristics.
Serving Suggestions from Tempus Two...
As for how you drink it, we’re not here to completely reinvent the wheel, we think a classic G&T works well for each – but for a bit fun, here are some tips:
The Prosecco Gin is fresh and floral with light notes of juniper, citrus and rose buds so requires a low sugar, lighter tonic to ensure the mixer elevates the prosecco varietal character rather than dominates it. Try a Prosecco Gin martini and garnish with a lemon peel.
The Wild Botanical Gin has a powerful combination of flavours and aromas and so can handle bolder mixers. Try a Wild Botanical Gin negroni using Australian vermouth and garnish with a burnt orange peel.
The Shiraz Gin with its varietal Shiraz notes and key botanicals combined with the sweet, peppery and red berry fruits creates a synergy of flavours, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Try a Shiraz Gin spritz with Tempus Two bubbles like Prosecco or Moscato.
You can purchase the Tempus Two range of gin here.