A gin that is soft and delicate, with an amazing mouth coating effect. A beautiful gin to be enjoyed neat.
Ash Turner - GIN SOCIETY EXPERT
HARTSHORN DISTILLERY

SHEEP WHEY GIN

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BIRCHS BAY, TASMANIA

Unseen before in the world of gin, this unique spirit from Hartshorn Distillery in Tasmania is made using Sheep Whey, a by product of their sister business Grandvewe Cheeses. Created by self taught Master Distiller Ryan Hartshorn.

 

Sheep Whey Gin is made with juniper and six native Australian botanicals. They include lemon myrtle, anise myrtle, wattle seed, Tasmanian pepper leaf and two secret botanicals – “an Australian native flower and an Australian sweet grass” – that have never been used in gin before.

 

Sheep Whey Gin was a Gold Medal winner in the 2018 World Gin Awards.

GIN SOCIETY TASTING NOTES

Nose:

Hartshorn Distillery's Sheep Whey Gin is a soft and delicate gin with hints of sweet buttermilk and citrus, which reminds me of lemon cheesecake. Beyond that, the aromas of rose petal and fresh straw can be found

Palate:

Wattleseed and anise are the first flavours I taste, then there is a heat, perhaps from the slightly higher alcohol beverage volume (ABV) or is it the native pepper berry? The amazing mouth-coating effect this gin has is like nothings I've ever come across before, probably because this is the first whey product of it's kind. Beautiful!

Note:

if you are going to mix this please don't add tonic, as this soft and delicate gin would be lost. If you are going to mix it I would suggest soda or just drinking it over ice.


by
ash turner
Gin Society Expert

FLAVOUR PROFILE

JUNIPER
CITRUS
FLORAL
HEAT
HERBAL
SPICE

PUBLISHED TASTING NOTES

Martini Whisperer

This gin is bright and fresh, a hint of citrus with a super clean finish. It’s also very subtle and light on the palette, so you don’t want to waste this clever bit of work. Sip it over ice, neat, or a bone Dry Martini with a lemon peel garnish.

World Gin Awards

Sheep Whey Gin is very nutty, creamy and floral nose with rich juniper. Soft, smooth on the palate with good weight. Spiced citrus over a juniper core. Good length and balance.

COCKTAIL RECIPE

Check out the recipe for our cocktail Valencia Martini concocted by Ash exclusively for the Gin Society to suit the sublime Sheep Whey Gin.

 

VALENCIA MARTINI
SHEEP WHEY COCKTAIL RECIPE

 

Clap or lightly muddle the lemon verbena leaves in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the gin, sherry and oleo sacchrum, top the mixing glass with ice and stir. Single-strain into a sparkling wine glass and garnish with lemon verbena.

  • 60 ml Sheep Whey Gin
  • 15 ml La oya Manzanilla Sherry
  • 10 ml Oleo Saccharum
  • 6 Lemon Verbena Leaves

by
ash turner
Gin Society Expert

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