What is Threefold GSM?
As G&T weather gives way to red wine season, Threefold Distilling unveils their brand new GSM which combines the best of both worlds.
For the GSM, Threefold has combined their multi-award-winning Aromatic Gin with Shiraz grapes from the Adelaide Hills as well as Mourvèdre grapes from McLaren Vale. As you may have figured out by now, “GSM” stands for Gin, Shiraz & Mourvèdre.
The debut 2021 vintage of GSM is now available in bars, boutique bottleshops and via the Threefold website.
Bringing the distilling & wine industry together…
During the development phase for GSM, the distilling team personally picked grapes by hand, macerated and foot stomped to refine the blend. “We all love wine-based gins. We think it’s a really cool way that we can tie in what we do as distillers to another part of the industry that is so profound here in South Australia. Most distillers work with straight Shiraz so we wanted to create something unique for our first release, hence the inclusion of Mourvèdre to add another layer of complexity.” says co-distiller Aidan Shaw.
To make the final product, Threefold sought winemakers’ expertise to ensure their chosen grape varietals were at their prime. The grapes were first macerated in Aromatic Gin to extract their vibrant colours and rich tannins. The gin-soaked grapes were then removed from the spirit and pressed to extract the juice; which was used to dilute the gin, adding sweetness and intense flavour.
The team recommends serving their GSM with tonic, Bitter Lemon soda or in a signature GSM Sour (recipe below).
- RRP: $80
- 500mL bottle
- 37.8% ABV
With Aromatic Gin as the base, GSM has an underlying profile of citrus and juniper. The addition of Shiraz adds depth and Christmas spice, while the Mourvèdre adds juicy dark berry notes. Macerating on grape skins has resulted in a tannin-rich, viscous mouthfeel while the extracted juice makes this gin sweet and vibrant. Expect sour cherries, blackberries and a peppery spice to finish.
GSM Sour Recipe
- 30ml Threefold GSM
- 30ml Threefold Aromatic Gin
- 22.5ml Lemon Juice
- 15ml Simple Syrup
- 15ml Egg White
- Add all ingredients to your shaker
- Dry shake (without ice)
- Wet shake (with ice) for 12-15 seconds.
- Strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass
- Garnish with a slice of orange
About Threefold Distilling
South Australia’s Threefold Distilling was founded in 2019 by three bartenders; Aidan Shaw (former manager of 2KW), Luke Fleming (bar manager at Paloma Bar & Pantry) and Steven Roennfeldt (Steve the Bartender). GSM is the very first vintage release from the label. It joins Threefold’s core range of gins – the original Aromatic Gin, Mediterranean Gin (both of which recently won gold at 2021 London Spirits Competition) and an Australian Lemoncello.