The Jabberwocky


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

An excerpt from, “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll



The Jabberwocky is our barrel-ends release. A little peated, a little wild, “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll resonated as a name for us, as it was a favourite read aloud to our boys from the Graham Base illustrated book of the poem. It fascinated us that although the poem was made up of many nonsensical words, together they created a powerful story.

This can be reflective of whisky too. Our Jabberwocky is not only comprised of barrel-ends from other releases but also married up with other barrels that didn’t exhibit the typical Fleurieu DNA. Like the nonsense words within the poem, these “black sheep” barrels when combined, created a beautifully balanced whisky with just a hint of heat and smoke.

A perfect example of the whole in the end being greater than the sum of its parts.

Tasting Notes: 52% alc/vol, available in 700ml bottles only and limited to 750 hand-numbered bottles.
The Jabberwocky is our ‘barrel-ends release’. A little peated, a little wild, it is comprised of barrel ends from other releases married up with other 100L apera and tawny barrels. At 52% the dark mahogany hue offers the classic Fleurieu pastrami umami DNA overlaid with deep raisin and fig sweetness on the front of the palate. This is carried through by a malty barley backbone to a delightful finish of toffee vanillin notes. The subtle overlay of smoke giving it just a hint of danger.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! We hope you enjoy the Jabberwocky!


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