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Grain Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Releases Custom Batch with Archie Rose Ahead of Summer of Gin

February 19, 2018 Beverage No Comments Email Email

Crafted at the distillery in Rosebery, Grain Archie Rose Gin is a unique combination of six botanicals, which were carefully selected and combined by Grain Bar representatives and master distiller Dave Withers to come together as a perfectly balanced and intense distillation.

This batch celebrates the floral and earthy notes of coriander seed; herbaceous and peppery tones of dorrigo pepperleaf organically sourced from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales; spiciness from cassia and cardamom; and vibrant sweetness of mandarin – a rare botanical that can only be found in this tailored blend.

“By respecting each botanical and the role they play when flavours marry together, as well as utilising Dave’s wealth of experience and expertise, we’ve crafted a one-of-a-kind and deeply complex gin,” Grain Bar Manager Roderick Boerma said. “The result is an elegant and sensual spirit that elevates and adds a freshness to classic dry martinis and compliments a variety of tonics. Top notes greet you to the glass and linger on the palate to keep gin enthusiasts coming back for more.”

To celebrate, Grain will be the home of gin this summer, hosting a series of Summer of Gin events from until March 2, 2018 for newcomers and connoisseurs alike. The journey of flavour and discovery encompasses a collection of special activities including unexpected house-made infusions, Australian tasting plates, unique sensory experiences and a special gin cocktail menu for guests to enjoy the spirit as they have never experienced it.   

Grain bar is located in Sydney’s The Rocks at 199 George Street, within Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. For group bookings, +61 2 9250 3118,

Calendar of Events

  • For the dabblers: Tanqueray perfume making sessions – elevate this favourite spirit with a Tanqueray perfume making session. A unique sensory experience, guests will have the chance to create their own take-home perfume using botanicals found in Tanqueray gin. Early February 2018
  • For the connoisseurs: The elite matching menu – select from a special menu of carefully chosen gins with boutique tonic and garnish recommendations and discover the most refined ways to enjoy the spirit. February 16–23, 2018.
  • For the truly adventurou:s Gin infusion selection – treat the palate to an explosion of flavours with a variety of house-made gin infusions. Up for something truly different? Ask the bartender for their serving suggestion (not for the faint hearted!). February 23 – March 2, 2018.

Specials Available Throughout the Entire Period

  • Summer of Gin Cocktail Menu – Five creative and classic cocktails specially crafted by Grain’s talented mixologists using some of their favourite gin varieties.
  • The Grain Signature Martini – The signature taste of summer showcasing the aromatic blend of carefully selected botanicals in Grain’s custom spirit, Grain Gin, and served with dry vermouth.

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