How about enjoying some Bloody Shiraz Gin after a long day of work? After all the gin and wine trend is well into our lives nowadays so we might as well give it a go.
This intricate tipple is the result of mixing Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes.
The Australian distillers steeped the grapes in the gin for eight weeks, then pressed the grapes and blended the concoction with even more of their gin.
Unlike sloe gin which tends to have 30% of ABV this one is at 37.8%, allowing it to pack a punch ideal for cocktails.
Straight up the bloody shiraz gin has pine forest notes, white pepper and spices and the gin is beautifully balanced with a delicious sweetness and nice tannins to finish.
Bloody Shiraz Gin is unfiltered so it will develop secondary fruit characters beyond two years, and is best consumed within two years of vintage.
You can enjoy it young and fresh with red berry and spice characters, or enjoy it as it develops. Suggested serve is with lemon tonic and a slice of lime.
Available on Master of Malt for £40.19 (70 cl, 37.8% ABV).
Images from Four Pillars