Here’s a novel idea: a luxury lodge releasing its own line of gin. Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island in South Australia has done just that. Baillies 9 is specially blended by Kangaroo Island resident distillers of fine, wild spirits, John and Sarah Lark of KI Spirits.
Baillies 9 is produced in small batches using fresh botanicals, including a Kangaroo Island native juniper, called myoporum insulare.
Batches are prepared seasonally and in small quantities, using Australia’s only basket still process. This style of production creates a distinct and unique flavour profile and guarantees a super quality beverage.
It’s available exclusively for the enjoyment of guests at Southern Ocean Lodge and for their friends and family who might order a take-home gift from the Lodge Boutique.
The baillies 9 blend contains 43% Alc/vol and has already been awarded:
- Bronze International Wine Spirits Competition, London July 2010
- Bronze at the inaugural New York Interntional Spirits Competition, November 2010
- Bronze at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, March 2011