Enjoy breezy beachside beverages with the new Cudgera Creek-crafted Stoken gin
We are reaching for the refreshments as summer approaches, with a focus on locally made liquors. Our wishes have been granted by the gin genies behind Stoken gin, produced at a small-batch distillery nestled in the Northern Rivers region.
Stoken gin evolved from a shared passion between two good mates, John and Brett from Dos Dragones Distillery. With a mutual love for travel, surf and alcohol, the pair was keen to produce a distinctive drop that could be enjoyed by a wide range of gin drinkers.
The surf inspiration is evident in their refreshing duo of gins, which are the perfect base to breezy beachside beverages. Whether you prefer your gin on the rocks, with a tonic or as part of a cocktail, the Stoken gin range’s bold flavours promise to bring a unique element to your beverage. Keeping in mind that its gins are intended to be used as a cocktail base, Stoken’s range doesn’t end with the clear botanical spirit. Stoken has also partnered with local Kingscliff cafe Shiny Brew to create a jalapeno syrup for adding to your cocktail creations.
John and Brett were keen to collaborate with other local makers to showcase some of the local offerings. With so many great things coming out of the Northern Rivers region, they were spoilt for choice and have created a range of gift packs including local brands such as Tweed Real Food, Barefoot Farm and Ash Candles. Although the distillery is not yet open to the public (which may change with time), you can find Stoken gins in a range of local bars and stockists now.
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