Hemp or Cannabis sativa is a super-food and super plant, with countless environmental and nutritional benefits. While you won’t get high from hemp products, nutritionally and environmentally, you should get excited!
Our drinks are made from Australian grains and locally grown Australian Hemp, they are gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free and free from chemical additives, providing a natural hemp highlight.
The organic cannabis terpene Limonene interacts delicately with rich juniper, offering notes of fresh mandarin and lime with a playful, spicy finish. Enjoy on ice, or as a feature to any premium tonic or soda, garnished with citrus.
Limonene Hemp Gin – Australian Craft Spirit distilled with cannabis terpenes
The use of Hemp has been thoroughly documented throughout history, including the discovery of material made from hemp around 9,000 years ago, people believe that hemp may be the first crop ever grown by man. With the capabilities to produce crucial resources such as food, rope, clothing and housing material. Hemp has been the inspiration for man’s earliest innovations.
Hemp is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content. Hemp has generally been used to describe the non-intoxicating Cannabis plant that is harvested for the industrial and health uses of its derived products.
Is Hemp a Narcotic, HELL NO NDC FANS! The hemp plant contains a minuscule level of THC (this psychoactive cannabis compound). From November 12 2017, the Food Standards Code was changed to permit the sale of low-psychoactive hemp seed as a food are effective in Australia permitting the legal sale of low-THC hemp seed foods in supermarkets around the country.
Healthy Hemp Seeds look little round peppercorns, with a crisp shell and are very fragile. You will find them for sale in health food shops. Hemp seeds contain around 26% protein, up there with soybean and even better than quinoa. Hemp seeds are rich in nutty oils, with a high ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 polyunsaturated fats. Most of the essential amino acids are present, plus crucial minerals, vitamin E and the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D.
Hemp seeds and oil are high on the limited list of good plant sources of these fats. Nutritionists are big on highlighting the importance of balancing omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats in our diets.
How is Hemp Grown? When the health benefits of Hemp were recognised in 2017, it has quickly grown in every state in Australia. The crop grows best in warm and humid climates in temperatures between 14–26°C, it is mostly grown in the summer months. Hemp is very similar to a weed in many aspects, it does not require any pesticide, herbicide or insecticide and requires less water to grow than many popular crops like wheat or cotton.
Whats this Limonene/Terpene Talk???
Hemp terpenes are the essential oils that give hemp and cannabis its distinctive aromatic and flavour qualities. They are popping up in consumer products everywhere as customers understand the health benefits and demand sustainably sourced products. Its close cousin medical cannabis has been legally used to treat over 25 debilitating conditions in Australia.
The health benefits of terpenes are becoming more broadly understood. Terpenes like Limonene and Myrcene, work with other cannabinoid molecules like CBD or THC, creating a synergistic union of compounds that achieve better results and greater efficacy as a group than they would in isolation. This positive intermingling of cannabinoids and terpenes is known as the “Entourage Effect”, it is fascinating doctors, scientists and consumers of natural products.
Limonene provides an interesting flavonoid and precursor to our craft gin. It may sound like an Italian drink for a warm summer’s afternoon, but Limonene is often used as a natural treatment for a variety of health issues and is a popular ingredient in household items. It has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and possibly disease-preventing properties. Not so surprising when you realise Limonene is found in many citrus fruits and gives citrus its distinctive aroma, it is especially concentrated in orange peels. You guessed it, Limonene is found in Australian Hemp and Cannabis. The strong citrus flavours act as a powerful natural flavouring in food and drinks, giving what you are eating or drinking familiar, yet subtly distinctive and complex flavours.
Our use of Hemp, Limonene and Australian grain and is what makes Natural Distilling Co, Australian Craft Gin unique. Adding both a depth and a complex flavour profile that is both pure and a totally natural Hemp product.