Dasher & Fisher Meadow Gin
ORIGIN: Devenport, TAS, Australia
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Southern Wild Distillery
DISTILLATION: 1100L Handmade Copper Pot Still
INTRODUCED: March 2017
MADE FROM: 15 botanicals including local Tasmanian Lavender, wakame, pepperberry, oranges & herbs.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 45.0
WATER: Northwest Tasmania’s finest, originating from the snowmelt of the Cradle Mountain and delivered via the Dasher and Fisher rivers
“Meadow” is the most popular in the range and includes fifteen botanicals such as oranges, wild Tasmanian herbs and flowers as well as sage, cardamon, wild fennel, lavender, bay leaf, rosemary and juniper.
Clear. Intense aromas of white pepper, lime juice, woody juniper and potpourri. Follows through with flavours of pepper/dried herbs and orange peel. Finishes spicy, peppery, warm and with excellent persistence. Lovely texture. Great new gin. Recommended in a G&T garnished with a slice of ruby grapefruit or in a negroni
ORIGIN: Highlands, Jalisco, MEXICO
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Tequila Tromba
DISTILLATION: Double Distilled
AGED FOR: 40 days in American white oak
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 36%
Recommended neat. This new boutique highlands tequila shows a brilliant vegetal aroma with sweetness on the palate. Plenty of vanilla and spice with the agave character shining through. It is a brilliant tequla and worth a try. You will love it.
Arcane ‘Extraroma’ 12 Years Old
ORIGIN: Mauritius, aged in Cognac, France
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Arcane / O de Vie SAS
DISTILLATION: Column still
AGED FOR: 12 years in Oak casks
MADE FROM: Fresh sugarcane juice
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 40.0%
Arcane Extraroma is an exceptional 12 years-old solera aged in oak barrels. It combines the fresh cane aromas and the very smooth, complex aromas of an old rum. It boasts a delicious nose of tropical fruits and buttery pastry, and a smooth and exotic palate of fruits with vanilla, chocolate, and more dried fruits.
ORIGIN: Potrero Hill, San Francisco, USA
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Anchor Distilling
DISTILLATION: Pot Still – Distillation
MADE FROM: Fresh Botanicals
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 49.3%
Anchor Distilling have taken delight in the adventure of researching and experimenting with many such botanicals. They believe they have achieved a distinctive, intriguing complexity in their Junípero Gin: light and crisp and clean, combining a spiciness – the formula for a Martini with subtle delicacy. Martini Republic’s description hits it on the head: “Clean but not light like Plymouth. It is smooth but not the least bit tame, the spices shining through and the finish leaving a bit of a tang in the nose. The aroma is not as strong as, nor as mediciny as Bombay.” While Lawrence Marcus from Variety comments, “…this does the London Dry style better than anything from the U.K. Power, spice, perfume and balance: It might be the most perfect gin around.” (tasting note provided by Nicks Wine Merchant – Armadale)
Sullivans Cove Double Cask
Single Malt Whisky
ORIGIN: Hobart, Tasmania
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Sullivans Cove Distillery
DISTILLATION: Traditional – Pot Stills
AGED FOR: 11 Years
MADE FROM: Blended Grain
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 40%
The latest release from this remarkably well known Tasmanian distillery is clean, complex and highly recommended. The double cask is a combination of two single malts, one matured for 11 years in French Oak and the other matured for 11 years in American Oak. It offers a wonderfully fruity experience especially on the nose and often receives comparison with the Aberfeldy 12yo…trust us that’s a good thing.
Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Small Batch
ORIGIN: Lawrenceberg, Kentucky, USA
DISTILLERY OWNED BY: Wild Turkey, Pernod Ricard
DISTILLATION: Pot Still Distillation
AGED FOR: 10 Years
MADE FROM: Corn, grain & malted barley
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 45%
WOW. This is one of the worlds top 20 whiskeys! A perfect 10 year old bourbon. After 10 years bourbon can often reach a point of maturation where some are at peak. This bourbon was designed to be the perfect 10 year old.
Macallan 12 Year Old
ORIGIN: Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, Moray
OWNED BY: The Edrington Group ltd
DISTILLATION: Direct-fired wash stills, indirect steam-fired spirit stills
AGED FOR: 12 years, triple cask: American ex-sherry, American ex-bourbon, European ex-sherry
MADE FROM: Unpeated malted barley
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 40.0%
A beautiful, well-structured entry from Macallan, where grapes and green flavours intermingle with rich sugars and barley notes, and just enough vanilla to make it work. An excellent choice for both first-timers and seasoned Macallan fans alike.