An overproof rum release from the Black Gate distillery drawn from casks BG081 and BG082, 225 litre and 100 litre tawny casks respectively.
Distilled September 2017 and bottled November 2020. From fermented refinery molasses, double distilled in a traditional copper direct-fired still.
Located in Mendooran, not far from Dubbo in New South Wales' Greater West, Black Gate have earned themselves cult status amongst drinkers with their single malt and rum expressions.
The small town of about 300 people has a unique climate for whisky and wide temperature variations ensure lots of interaction between the rum and the cask.
That intensity is matched by Black Gate's heavy spirits which is achieved by late spirits cuts. The inspiration comes from Brian and Genise Hollingworth's penchant for big, smoky Scottish whiskies and Black Gate's releases often find themselves on the heavier side of the Australian rum spectrum.
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