In these strange days of isolation, Country to Coast is a collaboration of two Australian distilleries.
Country to Coast
In these strange days of isolation, Country to Coast is a collaboration of two Australian distilleries. This whisky is a pairing of barrels. One Apera cask filled with peated new make distilled and matured at Black Gate Distillery in Mendooran NSW, the other a Tawny cask filled with peated new make distilled and matured at the Fleurieu Distillery in SA.
In early 2020 these two casks were brought together at the Fleurieu Distillery. Here with diligence and respect to their individual character they were carefully put through the process of being blended, rested, adjusted to 48% alc/volume, and given the working title of “The BFG” (Black Fleurieu Gate). After further resting, this beautifully integrated whisky was then bottled.
48% alc/vol, available in 700ml bottles only and limited to 300 bottles.
This limited edition peated whisky is an exceptional pairing of casks from two highly respected Australian mainland distilleries. The deep mahogany hue carries forward a nose of solid peat smoke upon a bed of raisins, spice and vanilla. It offers an inviting multilayer complexity of peat mixed with signature Apera and Tawny barrel characters. Immerse yourself in the wispy smoke over briny coastal iodine and sweet country infused malt and umami. This balance and integration mingles well through to the end, beckoning another sip to savour.
Whether you are in the county or on the coast, or anywhere in between, this ground-breaking release is a celebration of coming together after unprecedented times. It is sure to please throughout the chilly months of Winter.