For hotel guests and passers-by alike, the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has enough gin to cure whatever may ail,housed in its specialist gin bar, The Stillery.

Towering, brightly lit shelves are, stocked with Juniper berries from around the world. Bar manager Aaron Gaulke’s knowledge is vast, and he can match seemingly endless gins to any flavour profile you suggest. The Cambridge Distillery Japanese Style Gin (direct from England) is ideal for a gin and tonic, which. Gaulke would mix with Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic, a sweeter, light, tonic similar to lemonade, which, lends complementary elements to the lighter and subtle Japanese botanical notes.

Ferdiand’s Saar Dry Gin (Germany) is perfect for mixing a Bijou, White Negroni or a Hanky Panky. The sweet floral and citrus tones, and the underlying bitter components of the gin, are exquisitely matched with the complexity of the other components of these drinks.

The blue glow that bathes The Stillery is well suited to a gin cocktail (or two). And the high ceilings and plush armchairs in the adjoining InterContinental are pure class.

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Updated: November 17th, 2017

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