New Australia Spirits Company Group (NASC) is the first company to have designed and produced world class Australian Luxury and Super Premium spirits brands with proprietary packaging and concepts made 100% with natural ingredients. NASC products are distilled and bottled in Australia.
Blue Harbour Spirits part of the NASC Group range of luxury brands is proud to introduce Blue Harbour Gin, produced 100% in Australia with Australian ingredients and Australian pure rain water.
Gin is a transparent strong spirit usually between 35 and 47% Alc. by Vol which derives its predominant flavour and name from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, represented by products of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles along several infusion and distilling methods.
Today Gin is produced world wide and using a broaden range of botanicals added to the juniper flavoured based spirit.
The name gin is a shortened form of the older English word genever, related to the French word genièvre and the Dutch word genever, all ultimately deriving from juniperus, the Latin for juniper.
The earliest known written reference to genever appears in the 13th century encyclopaedic work Der Naturen Bloeme (Bruges) with the earliest printed recipe for genever dating from 16th century work Een Constelijck Distileerboec (Antwerp). Later it is claimed that English soldiers who provided support in Antwerp against the Spanish in 1585, during the Eighty Year War were already drinking genever for its calming effects before battle, from which the term Dutch Courage is believed to have originated.
Blue Harbour Gin 42% Alc. by Vol. / 84 Proof will be released in the fourth quarter of 2016.