Our first Black Gate bottling is a rich, wine cask driven, classic Mainland Australian style whisky.
The Black Gate Distillery produces both Single Malt Whisky and Dark Rum (both brewed and distilled on site.) An annual capacity of just 3,000 litres of whisky means it can be pretty hard to come by! Our 231 bottle release equates to almost 4% of their annual production!
The distillery is run by Brian and Genise Hollingworth. Brian, an ex school teacher, looks after whisky distilling but is an automotive mechanic by trade…… He definitely knows what he is doing though, having learnt the art of distillation from Aussie distilling guru, Bill Lark, in Tasmania.
The Black Gate Distillery utilise casks which whilst small in size, have a big impact on flavour. The arid, desert-like environment in New South Wales results in a fast, aggresive maturation.
Noise: An old, dusty Cognac. Ruby red grapes, dark sugars and burnt caramel.
Palate: Big, rich and oily. Burnt caramel carries through.
About the Label: The distillery building is located next to their bungalow home. Kangaroos and emus are a common sight here, often getting onto the property and wandering around outside the distillery.
Their small dachshund ‘Frankie’ an unofficial mascot of the distillery has been found herding wandering emus off the property.
We’ve recreated of of Frankie’s nighttime espacades on our label here. - That Boutique-y Whisky Company