Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Try a little cannabis in your gin and tonic

Fancy a little bit on canabis infused in your gin? The Cannabis Company’s Myrcene Hemp Gin is billed as a feel-good spirit to warm us up as the weather gets cooler. 

Myrcene Hemp Gin has an earthy aroma and distinctive earthy flavours as a result of 15 botanicals including juniper, orris, angelica, rosemary, sage, lavender, balanced with a soft touch of myrcene, an active terpene in both hemp and hops. 

It is known for its restorative and healing properties. 

Crafted in Healesville in the Yarra Valley, Myrcene Hemp Gin was the first in Australia and is available online via The Cannabis Company and at Dan Murphy’s stores ($99). 

It is promoted as 100% Australian grown, organic and made using the cannabis sativa plant, grown in Tasmania. 

The terpenes are added into the distilling pot to create an aromatic and flavour-rich juice. The gin has a rich medicinally flavoured goodness. 

While I make no claims for its health benefits, there is a growing body of evidence pointing to the therapeutic benefits of various terpenes. 

“The Myrcene Hemp Gin has become a staple spirit for so many households, and the feedback we constantly receive about the beverage is nothing short of amazing,” said Alexandra Poznyak, managing director of Treeline Beverages, a division of The Cannabis Company.

“The cannabis sativa plant is one of the world’s most restorative botanicals, used by healers for thousands of years. 

"We’re excited to offer a drink that not only tastes good, but also does good, using some of the world’s best-quality hemp grown right here in Australia. 

“We are on a mission to promote the natural healing power of the cannabis plant, challenging the orthodox principles of the big pharmaceutical companies, and Western medicine.” 

My esteemed South African correspondent Raymond Dibden reports there is also a similar product from that country: Monks Mary Jane from the Monks Distillery in the Western Cape, the first South African gin to be infused with hemp.

See www.cannabiscompany.com.au. The Myrcene Hemp Gin is not intended to be, or consumed as, a medicinal product.


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