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Ruin Distillery

Ruin Distillery - The Courage Gin

Ruin Distillery - The Courage Gin

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ABV: 42.0%

Size: 750 mL

Origin: Upper Hutt, Wellington

Many years ago gin was coined 'Dutch Courage' by soldiers for its calming effect before battle. Upper Hutt, the home of Ruin has a proud military history as do it's makers, and this connection is the inspiration behind The Courage.

The botanical profile includes bay leaves (for victory), wild fennel seeds (chewed by Roman soldiers for courage) and rosemary (for remembrance). In short, Ruin's The Courage is a meticulously made fighting spirit for the modern warrior. 

Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander Seed, Angelica Root, Liquorice, Wild Fennel Seed, Rosemary, Bay Leaf, Orris Root & Cassia

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water and a slice of lemon.

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Tasting Notes

Nose: Characterful base provides fruity notes with hints of pepper.

Palate: Pronounced fennel and liquorice with rosemary.

Finish: Fennel and liquorice continue.

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How To Read A Taste Matrix

The main taste profiles in gin are: Juniper, Citrus, Floral, Fruit, Spice, and Herbal.

The more segments that are filled in any of these tastes, the stronger it is.



Ruin Distillery


Upper Hutt, Wellington

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Suggested Recipe



  • 60ml Ruin Distillery - The Courage Gin
  • Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Indian Tonic Water
  • Orange Wedge
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Ice


  1. Pour the gin into a copa or wine glass over ice cubes
  2. Top up with the tonic water
  3. Garnish with the orange wedge and lemon wedge
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