42% ABV / 700mL
Twenty Third Street Distillery
Until the turn of the millennium, the buildings and equipment on a substantial block in Renmark were part of a distillery, originally built in 1914 and designed to take advantage of the plethora of local fruit produce and turn it into brandy. But after such a long period of existence, things started to go south and in 2002, all fell silent. Twenty Third Street Distillery was re-born from its ashes in 2016 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s most prominent distilleries, producing spirits from its historical site once more.
Blended in Australia but distilled overseas, this interesting whisky is made by combining barrels of Scotch and Bourbon whisky to create a blend between the two: a Hybrid Whiskey. The Scotch is aged around five years and the Bourbon two years. The blend is then put back into Bourbon barrels for finishing. Technically this isn’t an Australian whisky... or is it? It’s a definition that’s divided opinion amongst whisky enthusiasts.