A sensuous blend of local and imported botanicals combined with fresh local blackberries
Todd and Bert started working on some new Retiring products earlier in the year for Destination Cellars five year anniversary. They wanted to create some drinks that embodied the spirit of Wilmot Hills - both the people and the place. This year's challenges have meant that the products have been delayed, but they are ready now and we are really excited to show them to you as part of Destination Cellars five year celebration.
On October 12th 2020 the founders of Wilmot Hills Distillery John and Ruth Cole left this earth with dignity in view of mountains that they loved.
During his life John sought little recognition for his achievements although I consider him to be a pioneer in Tasmania with respect to geographical identity orchard and garden to bottle craft distillation.
To honour this legacy and place I have produced special bottlings of four unique spirits each with connections to Wilmot and expressing my particular interests that were encouraged by John and Ruth.
“The Retiring” Spirits
Distilled at the stunning Wilmot Hills Distillery, The Retiring Gin is made with 100% raw ingredients using a secret combination of a dozen different botanicals both local and imported.
Using fresh Westerway Blackberries, the flavour is fresh and spicy, textured and earthy, balanced and rich.
Previously bottled at 20%, this batch is bottled at 26% making it even richer and more decadent than usual.
500ml | 26% ABV | Tasmania