Bundaberg based distillery Kalki Moon has teamed up with the Queensland Parliament to produce a limited-edition Speakers Gin.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Member for Mulgrave, Curtis Pitt, hand selected the blend which was one of three submitted by the family-owned distillery.
Owner/distiller Rick Prosser said it was a huge honour to be asked to work with the Parliament to produce a Queensland-made gin, which is only available to purchase from Parliament House in Brisbane.
“It’s great to see the Queensland Parliament supporting small, Queensland family businesses,” he said.
“The hardest part for us as producers usually isn’t the production of the products, but the selling of our goods.”
Rick also expressed his thanks to the Queensland Government and the “Buy Queensland” approach it has implemented.
“To be recognised as a Queensland Producer by our State Government is a great honour for myself and our team and hopefully helps with the profile of our company among Queenslanders,” Rick said.
The Kalki Moon team had a lot of fun with the development of the blends which were aptly named Q, L & D with the winning Q blend Speakers Gin being produced and distilled by Rick's wife Kylie.
Bottled at 40 per cent ABV, the Speakers Gin has all the trademark characteristics of a classic dry gin with a nice juniper forward note, and a subtle blend of apple and cinnamon to give a sweeter mouth feel.
Founded in 2017 by former Bundaberg Rum master distiller Rick Prosser, Kalki Moon produces gin, vodka and liqueurs with their yet-to-be-released small batch Premium Rum pencilled in for late 2020.
Since their inception, Kalki Moon has gone from strength to strength winning international and national gold medals for their gins.
Their latest releases Solstice Barrel Aged and Navy Gin took out gold at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition and Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.
2018 also saw the local family-owned company nominated as International Gin Producer of the Year at the prestigious IWSC awards in London which preceded the company's first export order into London which is due to be sent before Christmas.