Forager 1: 'A peculiarly earthy aperitif'
$49 / 24% ABV / 700mL
Pre-order now for the first release [ETA Late March]
Forager 1 is our debut in-house spirit creation. Distilled and bottled in Melbourne, Forager 1 is a bittersweet liqueur made with a blend of dried oranges, roasted Wattleseed and earthy roots. These native and exotic botanicals are infused in spirit distilled from Australian sugar cane and blended with a spot of earthy red wine.
Blending, blending, blending.
We embarked on creating our own spirit as a little challenge for ourselves.
We started with orange peels infused in cane spirit. Gradually we added one botanical at a time, trialling everything we could find... including our neighbour's curry tree, wild dandelions and our very own backyard grown Lemon Myrtle and Lilly Pilly.
After countless drowsy tasting nights and plenty of failed experiments, we settled on "E1v2+S1:1", later renamed Forager 1.
Recycling... one empty bottle at a time.
Creating our own spirit also helped solve one of our pet hates - waste! When we make our tasting flights, we generate a lot of empty glass bottles. Although these get responsibly recycled, we knew there had to be a better use for them.
So instead of buying new bottles for Forager 1, we've also foraged the damn bottles themselves from our very own tasting set production line. We strip the labels off (sometimes easier said than done) and give them a hardcore hot rinse before a quick polish to rejuvenate them back to life.
This means your bottle of Forager 1 might look slightly different to another. Yep, this is what they say to avoid in 'Marketing 101', but for us sustainability wins and we hope you'll enjoy the peculiarities of your own bottle!