Bass and Flinders Ochre Aged Grape Spirit
Bass and Flinders // Victoria, Australia
Bass and Flinders Ochre hail’s from Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, a southern wine growing region in Australia boasting over fifty vineyards, and also produces a range of liqueurs and gins. The Ochre is double-distilled in a copper alembic, using Chardonnay grapes grown at Red Hill. The maturation takes place in French oak barrels previously used for grape spirit storage in France. Note: Only available in Australia at this time.
Other BrandyBrandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
Cask TypeFrench oak
"The nose begins with a hint of dry pepper, followed by resinous woods and some early stage rancio. The wood becomes roasted, and soon gives way to small nut and fruit sweetness with apricots and nectarines being the most predominant. On the palate, we see the beginnings of fruits cakes, with the apricots and nectarines returning in addition to oils beginning to seep in as the resinous wood returns. The brandy turns grappa-like, then hits the ground with earthen notes that are out of place by well received. The finish is long, the oils leaving midway and the spirit finishes dry and tannic."