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Welcome to

Imperial Measures Distilling

 

Ounce Gin 'Signature'  is a union of mindfully selected botanicals. Orange, Vanilla and Cardamom invigorate a traditional base of Juniper, Coriander Seed and Angelica Root to yield a characterful dry gin.

Ruby Bitter is our take on an Amaro. Consisting of 12 interwoven botanicals creating a complex bitter-sweet balance. Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gentian, Rhubarb and Ginseng harmonise to offer an earthy citrus driven palate. Ideal as an aperitif or digestif, we suggest a 'Negroni' or a 'Sommelier's Breakfast'. 

Herbal, savoury and harmonious, Ounce Gin ‘Bold’ is a rich and intriguing gin to be savoured with gusto, Pronounced Juniper leads to a chorus of 13 botanicals including Sage, Thyme, Black Cardamom and Pepper. We suggest Soda or Tonic with a Green Olive, a ‘Martini’ or Neat for the Bold

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The wonderful Ounce Gin is the ‪‎bees knees‬ & we’re proud as punch to have it residing in ‪Gin City‬.
— Belair Fine Wines
 
With nothing more than a fresh wheel of orange to garnish the simplest format of a gin and tonic these guys have made the best summer G&T I’ve had the pleasure of sipping at, with restraint that I can recall.
— Brent Giles - Bar Manger, Bank Street Social
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Drinks and Signature Serves

 

 

Ounce Gin 'Signature' 

The G&T

When we made the decision to create Gin, foremost in our minds was how would our Gin be served. The ubiquitous Gin and Tonic is a simple delicious drink drunk by all.  And it is in the G&T that we wanted Ounce Gin 'signature' to shine. From this we reverse engineered Ounce Gin 'signature'  to stand out in the most simple format. We wanted to create a gin that was perfect with a wheel of orange as the garnish. Vanilla and Cardamom support and intermingle with Orange and Ruby Red Grapefruit to create a luscious and extremely moreish G&T. 

The Specs

- One part Ounce Gin 'signature'

- Three parts tonic

- Good quality ice

- orange wheel garnish

Simple, delicious.

 

The Negroni

The Negroni is an all time favourite of the IMD team, right up the top of the list of human achievements, three ingredients, equal measures, so easy, so tasty. This was the second drink that we wanted to ensure that our Ounce Gin 'Signature' was the perfect match. 

The Specs

- One part Ounce Gin 'Signature' 

- One part Ruby Bitter

- One part Sweet Vermouth

- Stir down with ice

- Strain into a tumbler over fresh ice

- garnish with an orange twist

 

The Army & Navy

The Imperial Measures Distilling team have always enjoyed a Sour, one of our regulars is The Army & Navy cocktail. This drink is a simple 4:2:1 ratio drink that as long as you can find some Orgeat syrup you're away. 4 parts strong, two parts sour and 1 part sweet. This balance of components is the basis for balancing a sour cocktail and this is a particularly complex and rewarding example. The addition of Angostura Bitters lifts the aromatics and pairs beautifully with the botanicals in Ounce Gin 'Signature' 

The Specs

- Two parts Ounce Gin 'Signature'

- One part fresh squeezed lemon juice

- Half a part Orgeat Syrup (maybe a touch more depending on your preferences)

- 3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters

- Shake and double strain into a chilled coup

- Garnish with a lemon twist

 

Ounce Gin 'Bold' (Coming Soon)

The G&T

The G&T we suggest for Ounce Gin 'Bold' is something a little unusual but still should be readily available in your favourite bar or at home. We have built Juniper forward, herbal, savoury style that pairs perfectly with the addition of a green olive. If you're not an olive fan, don't worry, try garnishing with a sprig of thyme or simply a slice of lemon. 

The Specs

- One part Ounce Gin 'Bold'

- Three parts tonic

- Good quality ice

- Garnish with a Green Olive

Simple, delicious.

The Martini

The Martini is a contentious drink, it can be made a myriad of different ways and each person should find the way they like it best. That being said the best Martini is one made like this.

The Specs

- 75ml Ounce Gin 'Bold'

- 10ml Dry Vermouth

- Stir down with ice

- Strain into a  chilled Martini glass

- Garnish with a Green Olive

 

Ruby Bitter

The Ruby & Soda

The Ruby and soda is in classic aperitif  style. Flavourful, salivating, and refreshing. Preparing for a meal is serious business. Kick your gastronomic delights off properly with one of these. 

The Specs

- 1 1/2 parts Ruby Bitter

- Fresh Ice

- 3 parts Soda

- Garnish with a wheel of orange

The Americano

The step up from The Ruby and Soda. The Americano represents essentially the Ruby and Soda with the addition of sweet Vermouth.

The Specs

- 1 1/2 parts Ruby Bitter

- 1 1/2 parts Sweet Vermouth

- Top with Soda

- Garnish with an orange peel

 

The Negroni

The third step, as suggested prior

The Specs

- One part Ounce Gin 'Signature' 

- One part Ruby Bitter

- One part Sweet Vermouth

- Stir down with ice

- Strain into a tumbler over fresh ice

- garnish with an orange twist

 

The Sommelier's Breakfast

The Sommelier's Breakfast is a wonderful digestif, half Ruby Bitter and half Espresso Coffee. As simple as that. The perfect after dinner treat, or as the name seems to suggest the perfect hair of the dog. 

The Specs

- 1 part Espresso Coffee

- 1 part Ruby Bitter

- Sip or Shoot

 

 

The IMD Team

The team behind Imperial Measure Distilling, Chris Jones and David Danby, met whilst working together in the hospitality industry at Adelaide's famed imbibing institution The Apothecary 1878.  During this time working together we spent the better part of their lives either behind, in front or on top of bars, all whilst chipping away at the the concept of opening a distillery. Imperial Measures Distilling was officially established in 2014 and the ball started rolling. After many a late night chat, many a knock off and many an extended phone call it all came together with an opportunity arising to do some full scale distillation with our friends at Applewood Distillery. We are now distilling in our own premises in Thebarton, Adelaide. with our Distillery Bar to open soon.  

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