Our story has many beginnings, a love for a beautiful city, a family history steeped in significant associations with the wine and fortified spirit industry and finally a passion for crafting the best gin. It was Alan Robb Hickinbotham – “Hick”, who began the family’s association with the wine and spirits industry – he was the founding scientist of the ‘Roseworthy’ college oenology course in the 1930’s – now world famous. ‘Hicks’ research and writing laid the foundation for a technically advanced Australian wine industry and stamped this in his family’s DNA. Hoping to follow in his great grandfather’s footsteps Michael Hickinbotham set out on a quest to make the best – truly Australian gin. His journey has taken him around the globe learning from industry leaders and gaining an appreciation for what defines the best gins in the world.
At the core of any great gin is an obsession with technique and quality. For Adelaide Gin it starts with our base, the highest quality neutral base sourced locally from the Barossa Valley. Next, a flavour profile that makes our gin uniquely South Australian. Delicate hints of lavender, rose and lemon myrtle come out to play in a spirited blend of local botanicals that capture both the history and modernity of this beautiful city. We recommend you first try our gin neat on ice to really appreciate the quality. For those who prefer to mix, we encourage you to visit our mixologist page to be inspired by our favourites. Try them all and let us know which is your favourite via our socials. We hope you enjoy Adelaide Gin as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Cheers!