This is the first of the Dark Series releases. Our Southern Strength Gin is a beast of a gin. It contains not only the intense juniper concentration of the Triple Juniper Style but also a heavier alcoholic content sitting at 54%abv. We have also increased the botanical weight to add even more mouth-feel and character and to balance the sheer flavour intensity that juniper at this strength creates. This gin is the very first of our experimental Dark Series, with each label a limited release.
Nose: Intense and immediate citrus character. Dark resinous pine mingling with wood-spice and pepper.
Palate: Oily and intense, balanced despite the high alcoholic content. The juniper is still the most prominent feature however the earthiness has been dialled up with angelica and orris root clearly major contributors to this character. Pepperberry and cinnamon announce themselves as the gin dries across the back palate. Lemon oils linger on the lips and palate.
Finish: The finish is long and extended, aided by the alcoholic content. The resinous finish found in the Triple Juniper is heightened and developed through the addition of a light menthol character from the Tasmanian pepperberry.
500ml | Alc/Vol 53%
This gin is a throw back to the times when gin had juniper and lashings of it. The juniper is treated in three separate ways, partially steeped, partially in the pot and partially in the vapour, in carefully selected balance. Despite this obsession with juniper, it is still a force that needs to be managed. A carefully selected bouquet of botanicals honours the brilliance of the juniper by complementing it, rather than overpowering it.
A heaviness of botanical concentration means that mild cloudiness is inevitable when the gin is chilled or diluted. This cloudiness is an indication of the heaviness of botanical character that is left in
Nose: Pine needle, brushed rosemary, lemon oil, earthy root vegetable extending into fragrant pepper.
Palate: Immediately fragrant with a bright citrus character up front. Oily and intense, the juniper is prominent, supported by the earthy undertones of angelica and orris root and extended by the addition of wooded spices and pepper.
Finish: Long and complex with a rich creaminess that dries out almost immediately. There is a changing dynamic of juniper, first bright and fragrant that develops into an earthy more resinous finish. The length is long and luxurious.
500mL | Alc/Vol 43%
(Batch 1 stillavailable)
This dark sipping rum is made from the finest Northern NSW molasses some of the sugar cane being grown by my Nephew on the old family property "Oaklands" at Coraki. The Yeasts were pitched into this sweet warm brew in Autum of 2016 and double distilled and then barrelled into an ex port barrel to age and mature to this beautiful dark rum.
700mL | 48% Alc/Vol
Sullivans Cove XO Single Cask Brandy was born from a collaboration between Sullivans Cove Distillery and the thriving Tasmanian wine industry, when ten years ago we were given the opportunity to distil wines from the Huon Valley. The result is a spirit of incredible complexity and character, matured for many years by the unique Tasmanian climate in various European and American oak casks.
Like our Single Cask whiskies, XO Single Cask Brandy is bottled one cask at a time, allowing each to express its own unique character and producing only a very few bottles of rare quality.
700mL | 47% Alc/Vol
This limited edition is a Pilot Run for the Distillery.
They use the same new make for the Upshot but has been matured in toasted Virgin Frenck Oak casks.
300mL | 45.5% Alc/Vol
1 bottle only. Bottle 32 out of 50