Organic food is everywhere, but an organic gin? And that’s not the only reason to check out Antipodes, in what is quickly becoming a favourite.

There’s no shortage of gin styles, and since I’ve become someone who loved gin neat, I’ve been dabbling and experimenting, trying bottles here and there, really just judging the book by its cover and buying when I see one that grabs me.

And one bottle that grabbed me from the store shelf was Antipodes, an Australian gin made in Canberra infused with Aussie botanicals.

Clear and simple, this is a gin that like its label evokes a sense of minimalism, but like the hidden map found on the underside of its label, offers some complexity. When you taste it, there’s also a structure totally distinct from other gins you might have tasted.

While gin is often thin, Antipodes is almost thick and slightly syrupy, and as you swirl the liquid in your glass, you can watch as the gin forms tears down the side, as if it were a fine wine.

Antipodes Gin
The back of the label hides this old school map.

You can seriously see the tears as you swirl this gin in your glass.

It’s delightful and decadent.

I drink my gin neat, which this seems suited for, but on ice is great, too, and there’s an obvious citrus hit, likely from the use of lemon myrtle, while a distinct flavour of aniseed can be picked up on the back, thanks to another variety of myrtle, aniseed myrtle.

Tasmanian pepperberry makes up the other dominant flavour in Antipodes, giving it a little bit oomph, with all of it coming together to make a delicious gin that warms you up without being too imposing.

There’s also that whole “Australian Certified Organic” thing, which we’re sure will win some over, but frankly, we just think Antipodes is a lovely Aussie premium gin that’s easy to drink.

Antipodes Gin review

Will you remember this drink tomorrow morning?

Antipodes Gin is definitely a drink you'll remember tomorrow morning. Almost like a fine syrup, it'll coat your tongue and leave you wanting more. I can't wait to try other Antipodes varieties.

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