When two couples met on the East Coast of Tasmania, both living in historical properties once inhabited by the famous English writer Louisa Ann Meredith, there was a feeling this was more than coincidence.
Picturing a time in the rambling rose filled gardens, where the gin may well have flowed as freely as the natural Spring water passing right by it, the opportunity now seems obvious.
With a plump and zesty mandarin plucked fresh from the tree alongside rosmary and coriander straight from the herb garden, something splendid was about to happen. With the help of two more friends, it then took (more than) a pinch of the fabulously talented Nat Fryar (ex head wine maker of the famous Jansz sparkling) to blend the purest of Tasmanian spring water, direct from Spring Vale Estate, a four times distilled grape spirit of the highest grade and ...
The Splendid Gin was born.