Sloes are the autumnal fruit of the blackthorn tree which grows wild in Tasmania. The berries are foraged from rural hedgerows and thickets, and then macerated in our quality gin for over four months. This draws out the intense colour and bright, ripe flavours of strawberry and orange, with hints of sweetened citrus and spice. Best served chilled over ice as an aperitif.
Our distillery overlooks Hellfire Bluff, a rocky outcrop above Marion Bay in Tasmania — one of the world’s last remaining wild and remote regions. The Bluff gets its name from the unusual colour of its sandstone cliffs. Marion Bay alternates between glass-like stillness and angry white-caps depending on the moods of the fickle island weather. Its namesake Marion du Fresne, a Breton navigator, landed in March 1772 and declared the land “good and abundant” due to the large number of crayfish, lobsters and oysters.
Tasmania’s fertile land and clean air made it an obvious place to start a farm and raise a family. The farm provides potatoes for our vodka – one of the last vodka's worldwide still using this old method. And we source quality ingredients locally wherever we can for our other spirits. While the farm is our bread and butter, the distillery is our labour of love and we give it the careful dedication you need to make really good stuff.