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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Australia has its first hemp gin - and it is from Tasmania

Australia has its first hemp-infused gin with the release of a new limited-edition from Tasmanian boutique distillery Nonesuch. 

Nonesuch founder Rex Burdon, whose distillery is at Forcett on the road to the Tasman Peninsula, says the new Hemp Gin "continues the Nonesuch commitment to developing amazing spirits with complex and amazing taste and complexity".

Made in the old Dutch style, the gin can be enjoyed neat, over ice or in a cocktail.

It is a double-distilled grain-based spirit crafted from barley, corn and rye combined with a second clear spirit that has been infused and re-distilled with several select botanicals, including Tasmanian hemp seeds.

The gin (which I have not yet tried) is described as "earthy, nutty and buttery with a lingering mellow finish". 

Only 120 bottles were made in the initial batch and they retail for $69. 

For details visit 

# Other companies are working on hemp gins, but this is the first go on sale. 

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