A collaboration with South Australia’s award-winning Main & Cherry wines, these American oak casks held Tempranillo sourced from the Adelaide Hills, before being re-coopered and given a medium toast and char to integrate our spirit into the wine and the wood. This is a blood-orange, maraschino cherries, old-fashioned-cocktail of a single malt whisky. The aroma transports you to an underground speakeasy where jazz fusion harmonises with muffled conversation. On the palate is swathes of Turkish delight, berry compote, rich brown sugar, praline and madeira cake. The finish; long-lingering, dark and enduring like the last notes in the Club in the early hours of the morning dawn. Take me to Birdland!
Spirit Thief Distilling Co.
When three thieves from Tasmania’s whisky industry chose to explore the marriage between spirit and heavily-charred ex red wine casks, the outcome was uncertain. What they discovered years later, was a complex arrangement between oak, spirit, char, tannin and flavour profile that was both bold, elegant and unique. This laid the foundations for what would become an exploration into single malt whiskies matured in varietal specific red wine casks. Capital investment and further collaboration would be required. Procuring some of the world’s rarest red wine matured whiskies from award-winning, distinguished distilleries around the globe at the outset, through to uniting our own spirit with our distinct curated wine barrel collection; Spirit Thief now creates unique, limited edition single malt whiskies.