Something a bit different from the hands of Heartwood's Tim Duckett, a barrel aged gin aimed firmly at whisky drinkers.
A creation that causes more than a bit of curiosity at the Heartwood Cellar Door, this is an Adams distillery recipe distilled at Western Tiers and put into a Goaty Hill Chardonnay cask for a few weeks.
The result shouldn't be surprising, but it's one of the best barrel aged gins we've tried. A mixture of juniper freshness and subtle spices, the oak is not dominant and used as an ingredient. Bottled at 54.6% this is definitely a neat sipper - too complex for mixers in our minds.
Heartwood - founded by Tim Duckett - is arguably Australia's most lauded independent bottler, having bottled a number of Tasmanian whiskies in the modern industry's formative years. Known for his unorthodox techniques of blending casks, beating his whisky with a paddle, rolling casks into the sun-exposed "hot box" of his warehouse - some Heartwoods are considered by whisky lovers to be amongst the best Australian whiskies ever released.
- Barrel Aged Gin
- Western Tiers