Good news for all of Shanghai’s cocktail lovers and budding mixologists – we’ve got a brand new gin!
We talked to one of The West Winds representatives in China, Hannah Keirl, to explain exactly why The West Winds is such #DamnFineGin – and give us a recipe for one of her favorite cocktails!
“It’s a pleasure to meet you! My name’s Hannah Keirl, and, along with Laura Thomason, I represent The West Winds Gin in China.
We all have brands we love and are passionate about, but for me the connection with The West Winds Gin is incredibly personal. Not only is it one of the first Australian Gins, but all the way back in 2008, when I was a junior bartender, I was lucky enough to be a part of the journey creating The West Winds.
The brainchild of Jason Chan, Jeremy Spencer, Paul White & James, it was during product development in Jason’s bar that we were able to get involved.
From day one, as each of the distillates and botanical combinations came off the still, a select group of us would taste test, provide feedback and help adjust the ratios until we created the final – award-winning – formulas. Produced in the world-renowned wine region of Margaret River, we revel in being from the Wild West of Australia.
Over the past 10 years the growth in variety of Australian craft spirits has boomed. There are now over 200 craft distilleries across the country, and we’re incredibly proud at Spirits Box to be bringing the Taste of Australia to China.
So, why is the West Winds Sabre the gin you should choose? Well, it’s our weapon of choice to conquer new flavours and pleasure. A citrus collision combining native Australian botanicals, like the exotic Lemon Myrtle and Wattleseed, to perfectly blend with juniper.
THE CLOVER CLUB
The Sabre is the perfect gin for explorers looking for a new world appreciation of craft gins. I recommend you enjoy it in a proper Gin & Tonic (1 part gin, to 3 parts tonic is the recommended dosage; with a wedge of lemon to garnish) or as one of my favourite cocktails – The Clover Club!”
50ml The West Winds Sabre
30ml Lemon Juice
20ml raspberry puree
15ml sugar syrup
10ml egg white or aquafaba
Add all ingredients to the shaker
Shake without ice
Fine strain into coupette/champagne saucer
The West Winds The Sabre is available for instant delivery now on the BottlesXO app for just RMB 290. Whether your tipple is a bracing Negroni and a classic G&T, this new bottle is a must-have addition to your bar.
Get this premium Australian gin delivered to wherever you are in Shanghai. Click here to download the BottlesXO app and start ordering.