A multi-year agreement, this announcement will see the release of a limited-edition gin, featuring a speciality label, in celebration of SACA’s 150th year.

A century and a half of cricket in South Australia is a remarkable achievement, and 78 Degrees Distillery have honoured that with a truly special gin, infused with our unique history.

Sacha La Forgia, Founder and General Manager of 78 Degrees Distillery, is thrilled to join forces with SACA.

“At 78 Degrees, we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with the South Australian Cricket Association as part of their 150th anniversary year. We love being a part of the South Australian community, so to be partnering with such an important community sporting organisation is wonderful.

“The unique gin we’ve created for SACA is infused with loquats – a nod to the organisation’s incredible 150-year history and the loquat trees that once grew around Adelaide Oval. The bright citrus flavour is perfect for a cracking summer of cricket!”

SACA Acting-CEO Jodie Newton also welcomed the new partnership.

“When celebrating a milestone in cricket, we raise the bat to signify a job well done, and in our 150th year as an Association, we are delighted to be raising a glass with 78 Degrees to toast our rich history.

“The limited-edition gin, bearing a beautiful commemorative label, is superb and we thank 78 Degrees for distilling such a wonderful tribute.

SACA Members will have pre-sale access to the beautiful bottle from Monday 29 November, as well as a chance to enjoy 78 Degrees gin from a bespoke bar within the Village Green during this summer’s Ashes day/night Test at the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Under the venture, 78 Degrees products will also be available in select hospitality areas throughout the upcoming BBL tournament.

Founded in 2014, 78 Degrees Distillery continues to push traditional boundaries and raise the benchmark of craft spirits, all with a unique Australian signature. Two companies with strong ties to South Australia, 78 Degrees and SACA are the perfect partners to celebrate the cricketing summer.