BFG - Country to Coast Collab
Country to Coast 48% alc/vol, available in 700ml bottles only and
limited to 300 bottles.
In these strange days of isolation, Country to Coast is a collaboration
of two Australian distilleries. This whisky is a pairing of barrels. One
Apera cask filled with peated new make distilled and matured at
Black Gate Distillery in Mendooran NSW, the other a Tawny cask
filled with peated new make distilled and matured at the Fleurieu
Distillery in SA.
In early 2020 these two casks were brought together at the Fleurieu
Distillery. Here with diligence and respect to their individual
character they were carefully put through the process of being
blended, rested, adjusted to 48% alc/volume, and given the working
title of “The BFG” (Black Fleurieu Gate). After further resting, this
beautifully integrated whisky was then bottled.
This limited edition peated whisky is an exceptional pairing of casks
from two highly respected Australian mainland distilleries. The deep
mahogany hue carries forward a nose of solid peat smoke upon a
bed of raisins, spice and vanilla. It offers an inviting multilayer
complexity of peat mixed with signature Apera and Tawny barrel
characters. Immerse yourself in the wispy smoke over briny coastal
iodine and sweet country infused malt and umami. This balance and
integration mingles well through to the end, beckoning another sip
Thanks to Gareth and Ang for these tasting notes :)