Broken Heart Gin 40%, 700ml
They say gin is an emotional drink in general but we were almost welling up a little hearing the story of Joerg and Bernd, two German ex-pats living in NZ's Southern Alps. The two were great mates, as well as philosophers and master distillers. Their friendship was formed across a steaming still where they would craft spirits of supreme quality and complexity. Sadly, Brend fell gravely ill and after a brave battle, passed away. Bernd's partner Annie and Joerg decided the grieving process would be helped by sharing Joerg and Bernd's brilliant gin with the world. These days Joerg and Annie will get together and share a gin, which they named Broken Heart, and reflect on Bernd's wonderful life....The gin itself is simply gorgeous with a lovely fresh floral nose with hints of rosemary, citrus and lemon on the palate. Gorgeously crisp and pure, it's like the Southern Alps distilled into a bottle. Ein prosit, as the Germans say.