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Kilderkin Scoundrel Gin (700ml)

Ballarat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$84. 99
$1019.88 Dozen
ABV: 42%
Established in 2016 in Ballarat, this is the first distillery in the region since the 1930s. The venture takes its name from 'kilderkins', small oak barrels (equivalent to 18 Imperial Gallons or 81.8 litres). Perhaps more familiar to whisky lovers, these casks have otherwise been traditionally used for ales. The pot stills here are designed to produce a lighter bodied spirit. To achieve this end they commissioned Peter Bailly, a highly regarded still maker from Knapp Lewer Contracting in Hobart. Presently two signature gins are produced, a London Dry Gin and an "Australian Gin". They also have whiskies aging and expect to offer mature spirits as of 2019.

Tasting note: Botanicals include grains of paradise, cinnamon verum, green and brown cardamom. Crystal clear. Issues fresh aromas of orris root, coriander, peppercorns, lemon meringue and juniper. Follows through with medium dry flavours of lemon sorbet, distant coriander and cough lozenge. Finishes pleasantly warming and medium long with muted juniper and spice in the aftertaste. 42% Alc./Vol.