Great Ocean Road


Guvvos Gin is a modern take on a classic London dry style - its citrus forward, with a hint of salt. There are 24 botanicals in this gin, a number of them unique to the Great Ocean Road region including - coast daisy, salt bush, hop wattle, pigface, kelp, eucalypts, and local honey. All of these ingredients make this gin truly unique to its location

Guvvos is a clean, bright, & luscious citrus gin with savoury ocean notes. It has crisp clean juniper, well balanced and with a lovely hint of honey on the back palate

The complexity of the gin makes it a delicious sipping gin straight, or on ice. Guvvos also sits very nicely with tonic as a classic G&T, allowing the citrus and salt to carry through nicely with a premium tonic. Serve with a slice of lemon, or lemon peel

700ml  41% ABV

Awards: GOLD, Australian GIN Awards February 2019

Story of Great Ocean Road Gin

In 2017 with her family in tow, Ann Houlihan decided to quit her job and make a sea change to Anglesea. With a long association with the Surf Coast as a regular weekender and holiday maker, she wanted to develop her own business making premium craft gin. Having worked in the Australian food and drink industry for over 20 years Ann wanted to be part of the thriving food scene on the Surf Coast.

The natural environment and rugged beauty of the Great Ocean Road are the inspiration for Ann’s artistic approach to the creation of her gin. Great Ocean Road Gin is a nostalgic nod to her favourite place in the world.  

The R&D and production of Great Ocean Road Gin takes place on a 180 litre copper pot Carl Still at a makers incubation hub in Melbourne called The Craft & Co.  Each month distiller Ann collects her botanicals, packs up her car and heads to Melbourne to produce and bottle Great Ocean Road Gin with the support of head distiller Sebastian Raeburn. Each process and every step is completed by hand with love and care.

Ann’s long-term plan is to establish and have her own beautiful still on the Great Ocean Road, whilst in the short-term (late 2018) plans to have a tasting room and gin garden at Aireys Inlet, a little coastal hamlet approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne on the way to Lorne, along the world-famous Great Ocean Road.