" Where once had been a life that felt like it would go on forever, now were broken hearts. "
The story of Broken Heart Gin begins with two Germans living in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Joerg was a pilot and Bernd an engineer. Both philosophers and committed Master Distillers, they formed their friendship around a still and a passion for perfecting spirits of rare complexity and ﬁne ﬂavours.
Broken Heart Gin 的故事在新西蘭南阿爾卑斯山脈下展開。 德裔飛機師Joerg及工程師Bernd熱愛烈酒，同樣秉持製造出具稀有味道及複雜性的完美烈酒的哲學理念。兩人一拍即合，蒸餾器譜出一段刻骨銘心的友情。
But life is no straight line. Bernd fell gravely ill, fought bravely, then sadly died. Where once had been a life that felt like it would go on forever, now were broken hearts.
As Joerg travelled down the healing road, he realised that as much as a broken heart hurts, it’s also a space to be ﬁlled with new beginnings. Like a gin at dusk, a moment of in-between. And so he decided to share the superb gin with the world and to call it Broken Heart for him.
在Joerg自癒的旅途上，他領略到心碎遍地，刮出痛亦破了空，破出了新開始。像是紅霞的氈酒，搖曳出時光的韻味。最後決定以 “Broken Heart”為名，帶他們超卓的氈酒走向世界，紀念逝去的摰友。
When exploring the components which contribute to flavour profiles, the water is a oft neglected element. At Broken Heart, we only use the finest glacial water from Queenstown. This gives our gin a level of fresh crispness which acts as a refreshing canvas for our botanicals to shine through.
在考慮能特顯烈酒風味的配方時，水源是經常被忽視的元素。我們 Broken Heart 只採用最天然純正的皇后鎮冰川水。這充滿提升氈酒的清爽感，全面地襯托出草本成份。
Without Juniper berries, it wouldn’t be gin of course! These days though, its hard to find a gin with a good juniper lead. We’ve made sure that our juniper presence is strong, so much so, that it translates to pine notes on the nose, emanating the winter-time Otago landscape.
A quintessential feature of kiwi life is fresh hearty produce and good beer. By combining Angelica Root with Nelson grown hops and malt, we’ve paid homage to a robust, wholesome and earthy way of life. We really have aimed to create Middle Earth in a glass!
There are a few other botanicals in this category that we like to keep a mystery (after all, a magician never reveals its secrets!). What we will tell you is that the Pimento and ginger work together as core drivers to the spice flavours which come through on the palate. It balances the earthy flavours by giving it more oomph without dominating the overall profile.
Abundant in New Zealand’s South Island is wild-grown lavender. Its place in the gin is central to its flavour profile: it flirts with the palate by balancing the robust flavours with something far more delicate...
Broken Heart Gin, Gin Navy Strength and Vodka were awarded several awards from International Wine Spirit Competition: Quality Award Sliver 2013, Quality Award Sliver 2015, Silver Outstanding 2015, Quality Award Sliver & Bronze 2016 and so on.
Broken Heart 氈酒、海軍強度琴酒及伏特加為多個IWSC 國際葡萄酒暨烈酒競賽 2獎項得主：品質銀獎2013、品質銀獎2015、傑出品質銀獎2015、品質銀獎與銅獎2016及更多。
Broken Heart Spirits 獲柏林國際烈酒大賽評為2016年度新西蘭最佳釀酒廠，同時Broken Heart 氈酒於同年勇奪銀獎！