Originally Created by founders Chris and Elliot, we have since entered a new generation as co-founder Elliot has decided to further pursue his love for hospitality in a new direction. Chris being the engineering professional, whose decade-long stint running pubs in London cemented his love for the industry. Elliot being the Culinary Master whose passion for spirit infusions knows no bounds. We have since formed a small team based out of a small warehouse in Albany, Auckland. From this location we have a heap of fun and work hard to make our vision come to life.
OUR STORY AT BLUSH GIN
Blush Gin was born through experimentation with various spirit infusions - some successful, others not quite hitting the mark. After much trial and error, we arrived at the realization that rhubarb imparted a truly unique and delicious flavor that perfectly complemented the gin. The very first batch of Blush was created in a 500ml jam jar! Thankfully our batches are slightly bigger now.
Recently released... our second unique and delicious Boysenberry Gin made with premium berries from Berry fresh. With over 40 years of experience in growing berries the old-fashioned way, Berry Fresh is renowned for their single variety Boysenberries, which have a limited harvest season of just 3 weeks. We've taken these exceptional berries and crafted it with a one-of-a-kind, hand made New Zealand gin that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Our soft and smooth creation is the very first boysenberry gin the world has ever seen. Rumor has it that it is dangerously good over ice cream... We don't disagree.
Then came Citrus. A refreshing spirit crafted from the finest oranges and lemons, carefully sourced from Keri Keri, the acclaimed "Fruit Bowl of the North". To achieve the perfect flavor profile, we extract the oil from the skin of the fruit, and a touch of rhubarb extract is added for a delightful pop of color. Interestingly, our distillation process resulted in an ABV of 41.08% - an unusual but undeniably delicious level that we've proudly maintained. Taste for yourself and discover the unique character of Blush Citrus Gin.
We’re serious about making a quality spirits, all of our products are triple distilled and crafted by hand. From the flavour to the bottling and labeling every detail has had attention paid to it. There is something to be said for being locally made by people that care. Premium product without the snobbery, we are here to have a little fun!
Lots of factors lead us towards the balanced product that we have nurtured and become proud of. Just sweet enough to be beautiful, Smooth enough to be enjoyed on the rocks and enough alcohol content to make it a proper drink. Support local, it tastes good!
Our vision for Blush is simple – We want to change the perception of Gin away from the mother’s ruin to something that is lively and pleasant and can be enjoyed over Ice.
Much like a fine wine it’s important you store Blush Gin in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. It is a natural product and it will fade when exposed to direct sunlight. Some natural sediment will occur over time, we recommend you shake Blush before you make it. However It tastes so good we don’t see her gathering dust on the shelf for very long.
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