July 2023: Twelfth Hour Distillery & Auckland

Delve into the July CLINK Gin Box: Featuring Twelfth Hour Distillery

Welcome to the captivating world of the July CLINK Gin Box, where we shine a spotlight on Twelfth Hour Distillery and their exceptional Twelfth Hour Dry Gin. Prepare to embark on a flavour-filled journey with this exquisite gin and an array of hand-picked accompaniments. Let's dive in and discover what makes this box truly special.

July Box Contents: A Collection of Delights

In the July CLINK Gin Box, you'll find a carefully curated selection of treats to enhance your gin experience:

๐Ÿธ 700ml Bottle of Twelfth Hour Dry Gin: Immerse yourself in the captivating flavors of Twelfth Hour Distillery's flagship gin.

๐Ÿน East Imperial Light Tonic Water: Perfectly paired with Twelfth Hour Dry Gin, this light tonic water uplifts the botanical nuances of the gin, creating a refreshing and balanced drink.

๐Ÿƒ East Imperial Ginger Beer: For those seeking a bit of spice, the East Imperial Ginger Beer adds a delightful kick to your cocktails.

๐ŸŒฑ Something to Crow About - Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Pea Crisps (100g): Indulge in the savory crunch of these delectable pea crisps, perfectly seasoned with sea salt and balsamic vinegar.

๐Ÿ‹ Citrus Bros Lime Juice (185ML): Add a zesty twist to your gin creations with this vibrant lime juice from Citrus Bros.

Twelfth Hour Dry Gin: A Symphony of Flavours

Twelfth Hour Dry Gin opens up a world of clean, crisp aromas that tantalize the senses. The initial burst of makrut (kaffir lime) on the tongue sets the stage for a long, dry finish that leaves a revitalizing taste lingering on the palate. This homegrown makrut, nurtured and grown by the Master Distiller's mother in her own garden, takes center stage, complemented by a bouquet of other botanical oils, including juniper, coriander seeds, lemon, and orange. Together, they create a punchy gin that is perfect for summer but can be enjoyed all year round.

What sets Twelfth Hour Dry Gin apart is its non-chill filtered nature. The botanical oils and their flavors are retained during the distilling process, resulting in a bold, full-mouth flavor. When ice, tonic, or other non-alcoholic liquids are added, the oils' dissolvability decreases, causing an alluring cloudiness to surface in the drink. This unique characteristic makes Twelfth Hour Dry Gin a smooth gin to drink neat and a delightful experience when mixed.

Twelfth Hour Distillery: Crafting Exquisite Gins

Twelfth Hour Distillery was born out of a desire to blend fresh, tantalizing, exotic botanicals from around the globe with premium New Zealand gin. With a commitment to quality and attention to detail, they produce their gin in small batches, with only 150 bottles crafted per batch. Each bottle is a testament to their dedication and passion for creating exceptional spirits.

Distilled with the exotic makrut lime (kaffir lime) for its revitalizing taste, Twelfth Hour Dry Gin is a labor of love made by a group of friends, meant to be shared with yours.

Cocktails of the Month: Unleash Your Mixology Skills

We invite you to explore the versatility of Twelfth Hour Dry Gin with these tantalising cocktail recipes:

๐ŸŒฟ Gimlet:

  • 50ml Twelfth Hour Dry Gin
  • 60ml lime/basil sugar syrup
  • 60ml soda water
  • Shake over ice and serve
  • Garnish with a torn Makrut leaf

๐Ÿ”ฅ Jalapeno Fizz (Ginger Spice):

  • 50ml Twelfth Hour Dry Gin
  • 20ml jalapeno sugar syrup
  • Top with ginger beer
  • Stir and serve over ice
  • Garnish with two slices of fresh Jalapeno

Auckland Gin Exploration: Where to Savour the Spirit

When it comes to exceptional gin experiences, Auckland boasts an array of amazing bars that cater to every gin enthusiast's taste. While it's hard to choose just a few, we've curated a selection of noteworthy establishments for you to explore:

๐Ÿธ THE CHURCHILL: For a gin aficionado's paradise, look no further than THE CHURCHILL. With a focus on gin and cocktails, this establishment proudly presents an impressive collection of nearly 200 gin styles. Immerse yourself in the world of gin as you sip your favorite concoctions while enjoying panoramic city views. At THE CHURCHILL, creating unforgettable moments is at the heart of their brand.

๐ŸŒŸ Bozo: Uncover a hidden gem at Bozo, a charming gin joint and craft beer lounge that exudes a unique vibe. Step into this wee hidden treasure and discover a curated selection of over 50 gins, along with the option to enjoy a gin paddle to tantalize your taste buds. Set to the tempo of hip hop and soul tunes, Bozo offers a cozy and inviting environment where you can relax and savor the flavors of exceptional gins.

๐ŸŒ† Rooftop at QT: Indulge in a breathtaking experience at the Rooftop at QT, where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail and delectable bites while taking in the stunning city and harbor views. This rooftop oasis provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable gin-infused evening, offering a harmonious blend of elegance, ambiance, and panoramic vistas.

Embark on an exploration of Auckland's vibrant gin scene, and let these exceptional establishments elevate your gin journey to new heights. Whether you prefer a gin-focused experience, a hidden gem with a unique vibe, or a rooftop setting with spectacular views, Auckland has something to offer every discerning gin lover.

Cheers to unforgettable gin moments in the beautiful city of Auckland!

Share Your CLINK July Experience and Tag @drink_clink on Instagram!

We can't wait to see how you embrace the July CLINK Gin Box and all its delightful contents. Share your joy, creativity, and memorable moments with us by tagging @drink_clink on Instagram. Let the world join in on your gin adventures and be part of our vibrant community of gin enthusiasts.

๐Ÿ“ธ Capture your beautifully crafted Twelfth Hour Dry Gin cocktails, the sparkling mixers, the delectable snacks, and the refreshing citrus flavors. Share the magic that happens when you bring together exceptional gin and hand-picked accompaniments. Let your photos tell the story of your CLINK July experience.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Tell us about your favorite cocktails of the month and how you've been inspired by the unique flavors of Twelfth Hour Dry Gin. Did you try the refreshing Gimlet or the fiery Jalapeno Fizz? We'd love to hear your thoughts and see your personal twists on these cocktail recipes.

๐ŸŒฟ Take a moment to showcase your mixology skills and capture the beauty of your garnishes, the artistry of your cocktail presentation, and the joy that comes with sharing a perfectly crafted gin beverage.

Remember to include #CLINKJulyExperience and tag @drink_clink so that we can celebrate your creativity and raise a virtual toast to your gin-filled moments.

Join us in spreading the love for exceptional gin, the joy of CLINK, and the vibrant community that brings it all together. We can't wait to be inspired by your CLINK July experience!