What a pair, the OG Wildflower beer and their first release of whisky made with (mostly) just that beer..... This is a boiler-maker like no other! WE LOVE!
Wildflower Brewing x Poor Toms Whisky 2023 + Wildflower Brewing Golden Ale
The inaugural release of an ongoing project with friends and neighbours, Poor Toms and Wildflower, combining each other's expertise in the fields of expressive grain fermentations and aroma forward distillations.
A product of patience and thrift, this whisky began its life in 2018 when the team at Wildflower began to select barrels which had outgrown the flavour profiles for their beer by developing excess oak or funk, and asked the team at Poor Toms to breathe new life via distillation before returning it to barrels at Wildflower, which once held beer for ageing.
The end product comprises ales made with New South Wales-grown heritage grains fermented by a diversity of yeasts and bacteria from native flowers in NSW; these are then single distilled in the German-made hybrid brandy stills at Poor Toms. Originally designed to catch the delicate fermented notes in a brandy, these stills were perfect to retain the full bouquet of the slow, natural fermentations.
Tasting notes: On the nose, floral notes of violet, jasmine, and a touch of banana skin, complemented by lychee and subtle buttery oak. On the palate, toasted coconut, milk bottle lollies, juicy malt, confectionary banana, and overripe peaches. Finishes with a combination of paperbark smoke, white ash, and a vibrant hint of mandarin.