SPIRITS – ASIAN FLAVOR
Hong Kong craft gin distillery Two Moons has launched a calamansi gin.
Hong Kong’s first craft gin distillery, Two Moons was founded in December 2019 and has already garnered a considerable reputation locally with pop-ups at premium bars including Quinary and the Pawn. The distiller has also been recognised internationally: its signature dry gin earned a Double Gold Award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 and was Hong Kong’s first gin to win Silver at the World Gin Awards 2020 in the London Dry Gin category. See page 94 for our interview with the founders.
Its second launch is a calamansi gin, with the fruit sourced directly from Sheung Shui’s Fu Kam organic farm as part of a farm-to-bottle initiative. Known for its distinctly bright and zesty flavours, the calamansi is a crisp balance of sweet and tart. Distilled in Chai Wan with juniper berries and a hint of spruce, this gin is a punchy and flavour-packed, and will no doubt appeal to adventure-seeking palates.
The calamansi gin comes in a 700ml bottle, and there’s also a Collector’s Edition with a mini 200ml bottle in a box set featuring a sachet of artisan sea salt harvested from Hong Kong’s only working salt pan in Sai Kung. Available for pre-order in limited quantities, it features instructions on how to make your own salted calamansi G&T in a nod to Hong Kong’s popular thirst-quencher, the salted lime soda.