Laura & Brendan Carter
The brainchild of Brendan and Laura Carter (the forces behind Unico Zelo winery), Applewood Distillery is set in an old industrial cold store, built in the 1920s and situated high in the pristine Adelaide Hills. Importing their distillery in 2012, they’ve taken a great deal of time to craft, in a carefully intricate manner – spirits that celebrate the food, lifestyle and drinking culture we embrace in this sun-drenched country. Exploring novel techniques such as torpedo ‘lavender-ing’ gin prior to bottling – or foraging for fresh native Australian botanicals such as saltbush and diluting with saké – the two have set themselves apart as spirituous adventurers searching to elevate the enjoyment of spirits in Australia.
“When we first imported our still in 2012 – the intent was always to play around with Gin and Whisky – and after 3 years of trial-after-trial, we’re astoundingly happy with the result – a citrus-driven and floral Gin that has an interplay of fragrance, depth and vibrancy – inspired by Spring-time in the Adelaide Hills, distilled from grape-based spirit and composed of the following botanicals: Juniper Berries, Coriander Seed, Angelica Root, Ginger Root, Lemon Myrtle, Earl Grey Tea, Lavender, Vanilla, Cardamom, Macadamia, Lemon and Orange Peel.
BRANDAN AND LAURA CARTER