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A story of many passions: for gin, for wine and for a region where the two were yet to co-exist.

One day Robert Hill-Smith was gifted a bottle of German Riesling infused gin by his daughter Lucy. It was on this day that a seed was planted and a concept arose. A concept that spoke to a long family history in distilling and winemaking, and above all, a mutual obsession for gin.

Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin pays homage to its region, Eden Valley – Barossa’s cool-climate high country and home to some of the world’s oldest Riesling vines. Here the Riesling grapes, botanicals - rosemary and lemon myrtle - and the quartz and schist rocks are sourced and used to form this textural and distinctive dry gin.

2018 700mL $85
$510 in a case of six.

Craftsmanship

Riesling grapes, sourced from Eden Valley – the home of Riesling – were wild fermented over quartz and schist rocks. The combination of the wild yeast and the rocks, gathered from the slopes of these vineyards, showcases the unique, rugged Eden Valley terroir. Smith’s Rock Gin was slowly distilled, the majority through the Yalumba copper pot still, and the last small parcel in the Adelaide Hills where the perfect blend of botanicals was infused.

Infused with locally-sourced botanicals of rosemary and lemon myrtle combined with juniper, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and star anise. Classic Riesling aromatics of lemon lime, dried rosemary and white florals, richness and viscosity from the grapes, and a mineral line from the rocks complete this textural and distinctive dry gin.

Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin may be enjoyed on the rocks or served with soda or tonic, garnished with a slice of orange and lemongrass.

Crafted by Louisa Rose
40% alc/vol
700ml
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Distilled over quartz and schist rocks from our eden valley vineyard
Distilled with rosemary branches from 65 year-old bushes, and lemon myrtle leaves, both from an eden valley garden.
Infused with juniper, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and star anise.

Serving Suggestions

Smith’s Orange Twist

Ingredients

  • Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin
  • Soda Water and/or Tonic
  • Sprig lemongrass
  • Slice orange
  • Twist of orange rind to garnish

Method

In a tall glass filled with ice, add 45ml of Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin. Next, add your soda water and/or tonic to your liking. Add a piece of lemongrass and slice of orange to the glass. Garnish with a piece of orange rind.

Recipe Credit: Donna Chang

Smith's Juniper G&T

Ingredients

  • Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin
  • Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic
  • Sprig rosemary
  • Slice lemon/grapefruit
  • 5 Juniper berries

Method

In a short glass filled with ice, add 45ml of Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin. Next, add your Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic. Add a sprig of rosemary and slice of lemon/grapefruit to the glass, along with 5 juniper berries.

Recipe Credit: Dave Danby IM Distilling

Smith’s Secret Garden

Ingredients

  • Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin
  • Raspberries
  • Juniper berries
  • Coriander
  • Strange Love Light Tonic

Method

In a short glass filled with ice, add 45ml of Smith’s Eden Valley Rock Gin. Next, add your Strange Love Light Tonic. Garnish with raspberries, juniper berries and coriander.

Recipe Credit: Saké The Rocks Sydney