The Gin Collaboration

A Generosity Of Spirit

We hope you enjoy receiv­ing this Award Win­ning Gin as much as we enjoy giv­ing it to you. This Gin is the result of col­lab­o­ra­tion between Chris­t­ian Young, a long-time client of Swaab and a direc­tor of Lord Howe Island Dis­till­ing Com­pa­ny, Stephen Evans, one of Aus­trali­a’s most cel­e­brat­ed artists, and of course Swaab.

How it all started

Swaab was estab­lished by Fredrick Swaab, in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, in 1981. Fred was an inno­va­tor with a spir­it of gen­eros­i­ty, con­tin­u­ous­ly search­ing to find bet­ter ways to assist clients. This was not mere­ly a search for the com­mer­cial suc­cess of the firm, it was also to strive to sup­port those in need of good shep­herd­ing through legal quag­mires and con­flicts. Fred built our firm on the expec­ta­tion that our peo­ple deliv­ered hon­est, con­sid­ered, and pro­fes­sion­al advice, backed by deep skill, exper­tise, and excel­lent ser­vice. Fred was a cham­pi­on swim­mer. Swim­ming was an impor­tant part of Fred’s physi­cal and spir­i­tu­al well-being. He was a long­stand­ing board mem­ber of and was lat­er award­ed life mem­ber­ship of, the Bon­di Ice­bergs, where he com­pet­ed in mul­ti­ple swim­ming competitions. 

The Cel­e­brat­ed Artist — Stephen Evans

After Fred’s pass­ing in ear­ly 2016, as part of our com­mit­ment to Fred’s lega­cy, Swaab com­mis­sioned a paint­ing from Stephen Evans — Bon­di, one of Aus­trali­a’s most cel­e­brat­ed artists based in Bon­di and renowned for his unique and breath­tak­ing inter­pre­ta­tions of the Aus­tralian land­scape. Our brief to Stephen was to cre­ate a paint­ing from the per­spec­tive of Fred’s favourite place, the icon­ic Bon­di Beach, which includ­ed the sub­urbs resided in by those part­ners who owned the firm at that time. That’s why the paint­ing cap­tures Bon­di Ice­bergs and extends all the way out to the ANZAC Bridge and Bal­main. The pop­u­lar­ity of the paint­ing became so entwined and syn­ony­mous with Swaab’s brand, that Stephen was again engaged to pre­pare a floor-to-ceil­ing mur­al of the paint­ing to greet clients at the fir­m’s recep­tion on Lev­el 4, 20 Hunter Street Syd­ney. This same paint­ing adorns the bot­tle you are holding.

The Award-Win­ning Gin — Chris­t­ian Young 

Chris­t­ian is a direc­tor of Lord Howe Island Dis­till­ing Com­pa­ny and has been a client of Swaab for many years. Again, as part of our com­mit­ment to Fred’s lega­cy and as a cel­e­bra­tion of our fir­m’s para­mount val­ue​‘Gen­eros­i­ty Of Spir­it’, we col­lab­o­rat­ed with Chris­t­ian to cre­ate the bot­tle you are hold­ing. We hope this mul­ti-award win­ning Gin wrapped in a snap­shot of Swaab’s cul­ture is the per­fect addi­tion to your col­lec­tion. The Gin is an Aus­tralian clas­sic dry gin and tru­ly Syd­ney, with Straw­ber­ry Gum, Lemon Myr­tle, and Lil­ly Pil­ly botan­i­cals. All of which can be found in the sub­urbs of Stephen’s art­work. Loaded with cit­rus, every sip leaves you with a can­died fruit finish.

Thank you

I want to express my per­son­al grat­i­tude and thanks to Stephen and Chris­t­ian who agreed to col­lab­o­rate on this unique project. They both will­ing­ly gave of their time and ener­gy. As I am sure you will agree, the final prod­uct is some­thing very Swaab’.

I would also like to thank all our clients, Mer­i­tas col­leagues, con­tacts, and friends of Swaab for your ongo­ing sup­port and com­mit­ment through­out the year.

Please Enjoy!

Kind regards.

Mary Digiglio

Man­ag­ing Part­ner, Swaab.