The West Winds Gin
Margaret River, WA
The West Winds Gins were created by four intrepid and adventurous Australians who wanted to realise a vision – in short, they wanted to create some Damn Fine Gins, from Australia.
The journey began in the Margaret River region of WA where the founders spent their misspent youth surfing and chasing girls. Mates since then, the region has always been close to their hearts as a wild, clean and pure destination. Fast forward to 2010 in suburban Melbourne when 2005 42BELOW World Cocktail Champion Jason Chan took Paul White (engineer and distiller), Jeremy Spencer (spirits industry identity and resident lunatic), and James Clarke (wine industry guy) through his vision for two Gins, both savoury in character, with one at 40% incorporating toasted Australian wattle seed and one at 50% incorporating native Australian bush tomato and both being cut with Margaret River rain water.
Just a few weeks after bottling, both styles were entered in the 2011 San Francisco International Spirits Competition, with The Cutlass taking Double Gold and The Sabre a Gold. The prestigious ‘Double Gold’ for The Cutlass was a first for an Australian gin producer and was followed up by a second Double Gold at the 2013 San Francisco Competition.
Both Gins have been rewarded with Australian accolades including the Best On-premise Spirit or Liqueur at the 2013 Australian Liquor Industry Awards and the Champion Gin at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards in both 2014 for The Cutlass and 2015 for The Sabre and in 2014, their Navy Strength style, dubbed The Broadside, was awarded Double Gold at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.
The West Winds Gins are unashamedly different and uniquely Australian. Inspired by seafarers, distilled by craftsmen, The West Winds Gins are Damn Fine Gins, from Australia.
West Winds Gin
*Limited (The Barrel Expedition Maidenii 45% alc/vol)