Tamarind flavoured gin

Flavoursome. Small-batch. Unique. A new first.

These descriptions in the world of Spicers Retreats, not only excite, but surely mean one thing…. a new product to be offered.

On this occasion, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is taking centre stage. Not wanting to be complacent with winning Chef Hats, delivering exceptional service and exciting foodie events, the retreat is also delving into the world of distilling in collaboration with Fortune Distillery in Noosa Heads.

Fortune Distillery has made a name for itself making fine spirits with flavours that remind you of the Australian lifestyle. Now this collaboration with Spicers Tamarind Retreat will bring together the eastern flavours of The Tamarind Restaurant and pair them with the distilling style of the west.

Fortune Distillery Noosa Heads

With Head Chef Dan Jarrett’s nickname for this exciting venture being “Double Dragon”, the gin is sure to contain hints of the signature flavours that his restaurant is known for. Will you be able to taste star anise, apricots, cardamom or mandarin? Perhaps bay leaves or green tea will be more apparent to your taste buds?

With a few other secret ingredients in the mix, Jarrett says “the taste was inspired by lou mei” (a Chinese master stock) that will make this a very unique taste indeed, one packed with flavour. A taste that will make its debut at Spicers Tamarind’s annual Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival next month.

Cocktail at Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Will you be fortune-ate enough to try the The Tamarind’s “Double Dragon Gin”? What will the verdict be on the fusion of western gin and eastern flavours?

Only one way to decide for yourself at the Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival on 22nd February 2020 at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.