There are some very passionate producers of fine liquor here in the land down under and the fellas at Prohibition Liquor Co are included in its ranks. Prohibition, if you are unaware, was a time in the early 1900’s in America when alcohol was banned and made illegal. By this time many people had already engraved this nectar of the gods into their day to day routines so it must still be quenched. The gap in the market was evident and thus bootleg booze came into effect with secret bars and home brewed liquor. It was suspicious to buy the proper equipment needed but no one is suspicious of you owning a bathtub right? As you may have guessed this is where the term bathtub cut gin originates from. We would assume no actual bathing would take place during this process!
A suitable venue was picked for the launch of their new gin, namely Bank Street Social. Good choice considering it has an underground mischievous vibe to it. Upon entry into Bank Street Social where the launch was held, we were given the Bathtub Cut Gin neat to sample unhindered by any mixers. The flavour was on point and the strength was of titan proportions and I felt like a teenager again trying hard liquor for the first time.
When searching for flavours you will pick up an herby citrus notion coupled with a peppery aftertaste. The level of craftsmanship is high and the flavour so complex that you will continue to pick up different notes with every sip. If you imagine your typical gin it would sit around the 42% mark in alcohol volume but throw that notion out the window for Australia’s strongest gin which stands at 69%.
After having it neat we were given cocktails of Gin Sour and the classic G&T to enjoy for the rest of the night.
To identify the bottle you would be looking for a stout, flat bottle with some great artwork of suspicious looking bootleggers mirrored off the back interior of it. During the night people where taking snaps with and in the bathtub while brandishing the bottle of gin and donning hats suitable to the inspired era. We had a great night and thank Prohibition Liquor Co for such fine gin, Bank Street Social for the venue and nibbles and McFuzzlebutts Manchen for bringing this altogether.
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to the launch as guests