Okar x RE Wasteland Aperitif 700ml
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 17% ABV
At the heart of Matt Whiley's Sydney-based bar, RE, lies the core principle of eradicating food waste.
Opening in April 2021, the bar has secured the 46th position on the 2021 World’s 50 Best Bars list, and ignited a more intricate conversation concerning what it means to be sustainable in the modern word.
This limited edition collaboration between Økar and RE is a love letter to our war on waste. Created entirely from agricultural excess, as well as recycled spirits and wines from our distillery, the 2023 Wasteland Aperitif is the first fully recycled Aperitif in the world.
Limited to 500 bottles.
Tastes like tennis on a Saturday morning.
As winemakers, Laura and Brendan are incredibly passionate about the soil and produce here in Australia. It's their aim 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 have maintained the land for thousands of years.
It's this passion that has driven them to start two wine labels: one that protects farmers, Harvest Wines; and another that protects the future, Unico Zelo. They've since taken these concepts and catapulted them into the horticultural realm with their distillery, Applewood; studying indigenous produce, its beneficial effects on our land and the stories it can tell through incredible colours, flavours, and textures.
Applewood seeks to add value to native ingredients, supporting farmers who opt for more sustainable farming methods, crops and orchards. They value those who wish to listen and learn from indigenous culture and understand the importance of working in harmony with nature. Applewood crafts uniquely Australian liquor and are passionate about ways to communicate this in a familiar manner. To share the wonders of the rarest produce on Earth, with the rest of the world.