In Tasmania's Huon Valley exciting things are afoot. Typical to many regions throughout the world, a clever trio has produced an unaged brandy using the primary resource of the Huon Valley - apples. Out of the shiny bowels of a purpose-built copper still flows a white spirit similar in style to its French predecessor's which call their version "Blanche de Normandie" (white of Normandy).

Charles Oates' Apple Spirit is beautiful sipped as a chilled shot after a meal to create space before dessert. This style of unaged apple brandy is essentially the local variant of white lightning, grappa, mezcal, and rum in that it is produced from what is available locally.  For this reason, the Charles Oates Apple Spirit is true to the region of the Huon Valley and its apple industry.

We absolutely love this dynamite spirit for its drinkability as a stand-alone digestive as well as its ability to be a killer cocktail mixer in place of aromatic white spirits.

Get on board and head over to our shop for a tipple. Your palate will thank you!

Charles Oates Apple Spirit

We're delighted to offer in-store now the true spirit of the Huon, the Charles Oates unaged apple spirit.

Distilled from a specifically brewed cider from organic local orchards, this is a visionary local product that we love drinking cold after meals or mixed as a delightful local alternative to white rum or gin in fresh cocktails. Mojitos and White Ladies never tasted so good.

Enjoy in a: Pan American Clipper

Style: Unaged apple eau-de-vie

Producers: Charles Oates, the distilling brand of Willie Smiths Cider

Region: Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia

Ingredients: Pink Lady Apples

Agriculture: Organic

Fermentation: Controlled ferment of fresh apples. No preservative added.

Distillation: Twice-distilled in a custom Charentais alembic still.

Filtration: Natural filtration whereby spirit is left to rest for up to six months, allowing for natural flocking to drop out and leaving as much character as possible inside the spirit.

Mutability: We'll get back to you on this.

Size: 700ml

Strength: 40% ABV


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