Inspired by the majestic ancient cool temperate rain forests of lutruwita (Tasmania), our small distillery in the seaside town of Dover at latitude 43° South is the place where we handcraft a distinctive botanical spirit; in fact, a world first, Evoke! Using the byproduct molasses from sugar refining, derived from Australian grown sugar cane as our alcohol base, we vapour distil the evocative oils from our famous native sassafras tree. This provides our central botanical flavour, which we complement with the native pepper bush and a couple of locally grown fruits.
Distiller Marty Wohlgemuth has spent close to a decade developing through the use of sustainable methods, this flavourful beverage that makes no apologies for putting the very essence of our rainforest's front and centre of stage, without trying to imitate other variations of fine botanical spirits.
The distillery in Dover which is a combination of a restored historic bakehouse (and yes, we still bake bread on a small scale), along with new structures, in an established garden setting and is open on weekends for tours, tastings and purchases, or otherwise by prior appointment, suited for small groups, generally no more than twelve persons.