Translating from old Latin, Aqua vitae means ‘Water of Life’ and originated in the middle ages as a term for distilled spirits. This modern gin has a focus on Tasmanian and Australian ingredients, some even harvested by us. Challenging the typical full bodied, heavy gins that dominate the Australian market, this is a modern, clean spirit that teases the palate with fresh, fruity and floral notes. Imperial Mandarin, Strawberry Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle blend harmoniously alongside Wild fennel and of course the hero, Serbian Juniper. Best enjoyed with a ice and splash of tonic, along with fresh fruits like mandarin or peach to highlight the fruity characteristics that make Aqua Vitae so special.
7K Distillery, was founded in Brighton about 30 minutes from Hobart’s CBD, high on a hill with spectacular views, and built entirely by hand by founder and head distiller, Tyler Clark a born and bred Tasmanian. Working as an electrician in locations all across the country gave Tyler the means to start collecting Australian whisky. This quickly led to a broad collection of spirits and a serious passion for whisky, and the dream of starting his own distillery started to grow. Fast forward a few years and Tyler, not even 30, opened 7K distillery on his Nan’s block and built our big, beautiful copper still and distillation system himself, entirely off instinct – with no physical plans. Tyler’s very first whisky release is due in the second half of 2020.