Twelfth Hour Dry Gin
Twelfth Hour Distillery was born from our desire to fuse fresh, tantalizing, exotic botanicals from around the globe with premium New Zealand gin. Small batch distilled with exotic makrut (kaffir lime) for a revitalising taste, Twelfth Hour Dry Gin is made by our group of friends for you to share with yours - whether they are in New Zealand or any other corner of the world.
With many nights spent working well past the midnight hour (aka the Twelfth Hour) we hope that with every sip you can taste our love of spices, flavour and premium quality gin.
After 22 iterations uniting global botanicals with the powerful makrut (kaffir lime) Twelfth Hour Dry Gin has a clean, crisp aroma on the nose. An initial hit of makrut on the tongue leads way to a long dry finish that sees the revitalising taste linger on the palette.
Our homegrown makrut (nurtured and grown by our Master Distiller’s mother in her own garden) is complimented by a bouquet of other botanical oils including juniper, coriander seeds, lemon and orange. Combined they create a punchy gin perfect for summer but made to enjoy all year round.
Team Twelfth Hour Gin with your favourite tonic then add a bruised makrut leaf to enhance the lead botanical. Alternatively, garnish your drink with a ribbon of cucumber for a refreshing twist.
But a little word of warning about our gin. The botanical oils we use are nature's flavour bombs. Alcohol is a strong solvent which, when undiluted, can dissolve these oils for a crystal clear liquid. When water is added (such as ice, tonic, or other non-alcoholic liquid) the dissolvability of the oils decreases. This causes the oil to surface causing cloudiness in the drink, but it also releases a further explosion of flavour and aroma.
Why does this not happen in some other gins? For aesthetic purposes, many distillers opt to remove some oils by filtering them out before bottling. While this may result in drinks and cocktails that are clear, the process can also strip out some of the flavour. Being big on flavour, we have decided to follow our hearts and left them in.
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PawatDirector and Master Distiller
New Zealand born of Hong Kong descent, Ange loves a good kiwi classic as well as authentic Asian cuisine.
Her love of food led her first into becoming a nutritionist and then into the food industry.
It is very unsurprising that her favourite television show of all time is MasterChef Australia.