Food and Drink

Never Never Have Teamed Up With Society to Produce Oyster Shell Gin

1x salt spray and tonic, please.

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Do you love oysters? What about gin? What about both, together?

We’ve got just the thing for you.

In what’s been dubbed as a meeting of flavour minds, Never Never Distilling Co. has created an Oyster Shell Gin in collaboration with the recently launched Melbourne restaurant Society, which offers some of Australia’s most exciting seafood experiences, proving that when restaurants and distilleries come together, one-of-a-kind spirits are created. 

Inspired by the Australian coastline, Oyster Shell Gin uses Kangaroo Island oyster shell to impart a minerality and subtle saline character to the gin.

It’s a flavour supported by the carefully considered inclusion of other coastal botanicals that include saltbush, Tasmanian wakame and native coastal daisy. ⁠⁠

Let’s get fancy with some tasting notes. Never Never’s Oyster Shell Gin tastes like sea spray jumping from the glass, bursting with split lime-leaf and fragrant citrus zest from the addition of marsh grapefruit and waxflower. There’s a saltiness from the savoury minerality of oyster shell and wakame, while coastal greens integrate with moreish salted citrus, round mint, pine and coriander spice.

It’s the perfect gin for dry martinis and other boozy cocktails, as well as with a simple tonic or soda (with a lime leaf as garnish).

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The collaboration comes at a time when restaurants are struggling—the team at Society were forced to close their doors after just five days after opening due to Melbourne’s extended lockdowns.

Teaming up with Never Never, they set out to create a unique expression of the Australian coastline built for contemporary seafood pairings, which will be exclusively available at Society as they reopen their door, in addition to the Never Never website and distillery door.

Never Never x Society Oyster Shell Gin is one of a handful of oyster shell gins available globally however it is a category that’s growing particularly here in Australia.

“When it comes to the Oyster Shell Gin, we are thrilled to see the way it has aligned with our restaurant’s focus on delicate, beautiful flavour,” says Beverage Operations Manager at Lucas Group, John Ross-Jones.

“When you try it alongside the oysters in the restaurant it really comes to life, the collaboration is really a reflection of our commitment to quality and finesse.”

You can pick yourself up a bottle for $75 online here.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.

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