August CLINK BOX: Duo Gin and Rotorua

Our feature distiller this month is Duo Gin from Rotorua!

Duo Distilleries in Rotorua was founded in 2021 by two friends who discovered a love of gin.

The aim is to make vibrant, fresh, smooth well balanced gins. They nano-distill all the botanicals in small batches using customized techniques to bring out the best flavour and aroma of each botanical. With plenty of patience and skill this technique delivers a gin that is fresh, vibrant, smooth and balanced.

So what's in the August Box?

750ml Bottle of Duo - Moonstone gin

Alchemy & Tonic Mixers:

- Indian Tonic Water

- Rhubarb & Smashed Mandarin Tonic Water

Dangerous Chocolates Rotorua:

- Dark chocolate with cranberry & macadamias

- Milk chocolate crisp

- Strawberry chocolate & cookie crunch

245ml pouch Just Fresh Co- Lemon Juice

Dehydrated lemons

CLINK Garnish Wheel

 

Duo Moonstone Gin

Silver Medal winner at the London Spirits Show, Moonstone is a classic London Dry Gin that is exceptionally well balanced and smooth. Moonstone is known as the stone of new beginnings making it a perfect name for the first gin in the collection.

Best enjoyed poured over ice with a classic tonic.

 

Alchemy & Tonic Mixers

 Dangerous Chocolates Rotorua

Just Fresh Co- Lemon Juice

 

Cocktail of the Month: Duo Rhubarb Fizz

 

 

INGREDIENTS

30ml Duo Moonstone gin

120ml Alchemy & Tonic - Smashed Rhubarb & Mandarin Tonic Water

Splash of Just Fresh Co Lemon juice

Ice

Dehydrated lemons

Fresh mint to garnish

HOW TO MAKE

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass with a large cube of ice, garnish with dehydrated lemon and fresh mint!

 

Rotorua: Where to go this Winter

Winter in Rotorua can be chilly, but the geothermal areas get more steamy as the temperatures drop, so the landscapes are more spectacular and your holiday snaps are way more impressive! There is so much to do in Rotorua.

Our absolute favourite place to dine is Urban Gusto. Based on Eat Street they are a contemporary Italian restaurant . Here you will find all three of Duo's gins and of course delicious cocktails.

We also love Poco for their beautiful tapas.

Finally, a trip to Rotorua isn't complete without a visit to Ani's Gin Bar.

 We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we have researching!