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The Tugboat Gin

In the past couple of weeks, we ran two Masterclasses at our Gin Bar in Leederville (Bill's Bar & Bites), featuring a behind-the-scenes insight into an Exclusive Gin Collaboration between Rummy Lovebeard and Jessica Arnott from Masterchef.

Guests who attended were lucky to get an in depth look into how a new Gin comes to life as Jess and Rummy walked them through their creative process and allowed them to sample the results.  

As a very special treat, each guest also received a limited release 700ml bottle of the brand new 'Tugboat' Gin to take home! 

This Gin was inspired by the Birak season in the Noongar calendar which runs from December to January and is known as the ‘hot dry time’.

As a summer style Gin, it features Australian botanicals, including young Geraldton wax leaves, Banksia Honey and Smoked Orange Peel. The piney Citrus aroma of the wax compliments the juniper so beautifully. In this case, they distilled the honey instead of diffusing it.  

Overall, it has a very distinctive flavour profile which differs to the sweeter styles and is ideal for our hot climate, due to the inclusion of ingredients inspired by the ‘burning’ scrubland.


  • Banksia Honey
  • Juniper Berries
  • Geraldton wax leaves
  • Coriander seeds
  • Angelica and liquorice root
  • Cinnamon Myrtle
  • Lemon Peel
  • Orange Peel (smoked)

If you missed out on these masterclasses and the opportunity to sample the Tugboat Gin, please keep your eyes open as we will be running more exciting events in the near future (and we may even be bringing another limited run of the Tugboat Gin to Tiny's Liquor Emporium soon).

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