Blend Etiquette Strangely Savoury

REVIEW | Blend Etiquette – Strangely Savoury

Distillery
Location
Bedford Park | South Australia
Style
Gin
ABV
42%
Price
$79
Availability
Our Score
85

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Blend Etiquette, what started out as a tonic start-up quickly moved into gin production with their inaugural release ‘Gin Pangolin’ back in 2017.

They’ve since expanded their range with the ‘Floral as Hell’ gin and added a new member to their team, with Ryan McArdle joining Lindon Lark and Geordan Elliss in 2020. With an increasing number of distilleries popping up in South Australia, it can be hard to keep up with the sheer volume of new release gins on the market. One of the best things about Blend Etiquette is that they don’t rush production to keep up with this churn and it shows.

They start with a beautifully clean gin base and build it with flavour profiles that are meaningful and carefully considered. Their third and latest release, the Strangely Savoury, is a great reflection of this approach! They’ve used a variety of unique botanicals in this one with foraged sea lettuce, native blood limes and sandalwood nuts some of the more intriguing inclusions. The nose is crisp with strong citrus and a hint of moss and seawater. The tart citrus comes through again on the first sip, giving way to the familiar juniper and a hint of salt and pepper which lingers at the end.

If you want to dip your toes into the world of savoury gin flavours, the Strangely Savoury is definitely the one to start with. It’s subtle and moreish, and balances the botanicals without knocking you over with sea water or another savoury ingredient. Serve it up as Blend Etiquette recommend: over ice with a splash of tonic and a citrus garnish. If martini’s are more your thing, try this one in your dirty martini, you won’t be disappointed.

Blend Etiquette Strangely Savoury
REVIEW | Blend Etiquette – Strangely Savoury
IN SHORT
Third time's the charm for Blend Etiquette with the Strangely Savoury
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