The Melbourne Gin Company, the latest project from winemaker Andrew Marks, began with this question. Starting with a love of gin and stovetop experiments, Andrew set out to create a gin that would live up to its name. This led to a journey into the world of alchemy and craft distilling, with a good deal of sampling along the way. The final product retains this artisan approach. Andrew distills each botanical individually in an alembic copper-pot still, balancing seasonal differences in the ingredients with a winemaker's sensibility.The result is a unique take on the essence of Melbourne.