To make gin with the weed Lantana camara, we needed a few other things first.
Introduced into Australian gardens around 1840 for its flowers, Lantana is a typically ‘Australian’ weed. This amazing smelling Verbena, grows readily in the bush at Redridge.
A small sugar farm ↓ & good soil.
A distillery & stills↓ from scratch.
Spontaneous native fermentation.↓
Some spirit becomes gin.↓
This is a family project & we are chuffed with where we have arrived with this unconventional gin.