Our accelerated maturation cubes, built from unique Australian hardwoods, have a much higher wood-to-liquid volume than a barrel, so more wood equals more flavour and the colour of a 10-year-old single malt whisky in months.
The Australian hardwoods we chose, most of which come from the high-country areas, are hard and dense because of the weather extremes. Unlike oak, which is effectively a ‘wet’ wood to begin with, our hardwoods react violently with the liquid, cracking and opening up, absorbing the liquid. The results are Australian hardwood malt spirits and wood-infused gins that are sweet, complex, and delicious.
The Australian hardwoods chosen by Goodradigbee Distillers include Jarrah, Ironbark Yellow, Ironbark Red and Tasmania Blackwood. From the Alps and the high country, they are hard and dense because of the weather extremes they experience. The hardwoods react violently with the spirits, cracking and opening up, absorbing the liquid. The results are Australian hardwood malt spirits that are sweet, complex, delicious and revolutionary. The portfolio also spans wood-infused gins like Goodradigbee Sweetwater Gin and native botanical gins like Freshwater Gin and the complex pink Blush Gin. Add their Orchard Road Dry, and the range is comprehensive. The hardwood influence continues with their Grey Gum Vodka, aged in Grey Ironbark and then double distilled. Goodradigbee Distillers’ gins use indigenous bush ingredients including native juniper, akadu and Davidson plums, quandong, muntries, native currents and finger limes, sourced by 100% Aboriginal owned social enterprise, Bush to Bowl, Something Wild, Warndu and Australian Natif.