Far North Queensland, QLD
Far North Queensland’s coastal towns of Innisfail, Tully and Babinda fight it out each year for bragging rights as the town with Australia’s highest annual rainfall. The current ‘Golden Gumboot’ title sits with Tully dumping 3.2 metres of rain on the town last year. However, it’s well short of it’s 1950 record of 7.9 metres, the height of a three story block of units.
The steep and tropical hinterland that towers over these towns are home to the rainforest lychee, an unusual red-fleshed fruit that engulfs part (not all) of its stone. The lychee can be found in the rainforests in and around Gadgarra and Tully Gorge National Parks and North beyond Cairns surrounding Cook Town.
Although Far North Queensland is best known for Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef, attractions such as the Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, and the Bloomfield Track under-promise yet over-deliver as a memorable tropical destinations.
Also known as native or bongee tamarind, the rainforest lychee grows in all rainforest regions of Queensland from the altitude tropics around Cairns through to the subtropical rainforests of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It grows from sea level up to 750m in altitude and is well developed in rainforests.
It has a tangy apricoty/orangey flesh growing partially over a large stone. It is a wonderful acidulant in both sweet and savoury uses and sits perfectly within our coastal Gin, contributing to both the sweet and savoury notes.
A Coastal Gin
Sunrise lime and rainforest lychee complement the savoury notes of coastal rosemary and saltbush. A light pepper finish combines to create a memorable gin.
Gindu is about discovery. The chance to discover more of our great land, be inspired by stunning landscapes, and savour unique Australian botanicals. Our second distillation is our next step in roaming far and wide, and to include the botanicals that appeal through their flavour profile and amazing stories.
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