12th December 2019 – (Hong Kong) Two Moons is a leading microdistillery and the first of its kind in Hong Kong created by two young local distillers; from distilling, bottling to labelling all taking place in their own gin distillery in Chai Wan, not only is their Signature Dry Gin 100% made in Hong Kong, their space also welcomes gin-thusiasts to lounge in while sipping on locally produced gin. Its mission is to stay curious and create quality handcrafted spirits at a facility, which is as much a distillery as it is a creative and experimental playground for those who are passionate about premium craft gin.
Signature Dry Gin
Two Moons’ locally crafted Signature Dry Gin is extremely sippable, which can be attributed to top quality botanicals and distilling method used as it allows the team to have complete control over the process. Using diverse botanicals that pay respect to the cultural melting pot that is Hong Kong, the exclusive liquid is created in small batches of only 100 bottles with their custom-built copper still from Germany.
By incorporating 12 different botanicals from around the world – one third of which are of Asian origin – the recipe makes for a gin that begins on the nose with crisp and citrusy aromas thanks to dried tangerine peel, fresh lemon peel and pink peppercorn. On the palate, sweet and nutty notes arise from Chinese apricot kernel, Madagascan vanilla pod and tonka bean, leading the gin to finish with rounding flavours of juniper, coriander seed and liquorice root, culminating in an elegantly complex and balanced gin with a luxuriously silky mouthfeel.
The Hero Still: Luna
Two Moons’ quaffable Signature Dry Gin is made by Luna, a custom-built copper pot still created by exquisite craftsmanship and hammered lovingly by hand. As the heart and soul of the distillery, she was named after her moon-shaped helmet and is the true hero of Two Moons. To show their love and respect for the craft, Two Moons uses Luna to distil every drop of gin in a one-shot distillation method – as gin should be made – meaning botanicals are never compromised with additional alcohol. Though more time-consuming, the result is a testament to this labour of love, producing a refined premium gin bursting with flavour and boasting an incredibly smooth mouthfeel.
A Sustainable Distillation Process
Two Moons is also an environmentally conscious operation, striving to make its processes more eco-friendly. Currently, all the waste from distillation is processed in the distillery’s own composting that decomposes the waste into fertilisers. As well as using these fertilisers in the plants around their distillery, Two Moons is currently donating them to an urban community farm (City Farm) in their neighbourhood.
A Place for All Gin-thusiasts
The distillery in Chai Wan will soon be able to accommodate visitors, meaning gin-thusiasts can visit the unique space for a behind-the-scenes peek of the distillation process and see the magic in person. Those passionate about gin can come together to share ideas and inspiration, creating a strong community of like-minded people who love to share and enjoy gin. Most importantly, guests can come together to sip on Two Moons’ Signature Dry Gin – a gin that respects the traditional London Dry process but boasts an Asian flair, making it truly the embodiment of Two Moons’ ethos: always stay curious.
Meanwhile, the gin will be launched at Ping Pong Gintoneria in Sai Ying Pung on 21st December 2019. If you want to savour some unique gin cocktails, mark it down in your calendar!
About Two Moons Distillery
Sprouting from a spontaneous idea in 2017, the idea for Two Moons was born when the founders had not yet encountered a Hong Kong craft gin so set about creating their own. Their two-year journey took them to England to gather intel, which led to them creating their first gin in 2018.
With a vision to become the leading microdistillery from Hong Kong and inspire people through this beautiful craft, Two Moons’ has brought craft gin to the city.
Two Moons Distillery
Address: 9A, Kut Shing Building, No.8 Kut Shing Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong.
Tel : +852-5280 7784