Country of origin: AUSTRALIA Alcohol content: 26% Alcohol by Volume
This spirit is literally the 'Taste of Australia'.
It's an Amaro - a type of bitter/herbal aperitif that have been popular for more than a century - famous for it's use in the Negroni or Spritz. We like to take an Australian-spin on things - and dry aperitifs seem to epitomise a renaissance in contemporary Australian drinking.
It just so happens that seemingly - 90% of all native Australian botanicals are also intensely bitter. Probably something to do with the harshness of our climate - and one native ingredient stood head-and-shoulders above the rest when it came to Økar - Riberries. Otherwise known as Lilly Pilly.
The Riberry's cranberry-tartness, hints of clove and bark-like bitterness make it well-suited for an Australian aperitif. Riberries aren't the only stars in this beverage - alongside we see Davidson Plum, Finger Limes, Lemon Myrtle, Saltbush, Rivermint, Peppermint and Strawberry Gum Leaves (just to name a few!).
Serving suggestion: Made for the famous "ALL AUSSIE" Negroni, mix with Madenii Sweet Vermouth, Applewood Gin and slice of fresh Orange.
SILVER - New York Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
SILVER - Australian Distilled Awards 2017
BRONZE - San Fransisco Spirit Awards 2017
As winemakers Laura and Brendan are incredibly passionate about the soil and produce we have here in Australia. It's their contention to showcase products to the rest of the world that embrace Australian native ingredients and pay homage to the custodianship of the indigenous people who maintained the land for thousands of years.
It's this passion that has driven them to start two wine labels, one that protects our farmers and another that protects our future. They've since taken these concepts and with their distillery, applewood - catapulted it into the horticultural realm - studying indigenous produce, it's beneficial effects on our land and the stories it can tell through incredible colours, flavours, and textures.
They seek Australian identity in the products they craft and the services they offer. They seek ways to communicate this with an entirely new demographic.
Their hope is that these Australian stories can one-day be heard on a global scale.