The Black Gate distillery was the first hot climate distillery in NSW. Situated in Mendooran, roughly 45 minutes from Dubbo in Central West NSW, Black Gate was established in 2009 - and is a small husband & wife operation that is owned and run by Brian & Genise Hollingworth.
Small by Australian standards - practically a backyard hobby by Scottish standards, Black Gate has a capacity to produce roughly 3000 litres of whisky and 1000 litres of rum per year on their 630 litre and 300 litre direct fired copper pot stills that produce the rich flavourful spirit that Black Gate is famous for.
In celebration of the recently launched BG075 peated single malt that was fully aged in an Australian ex-Tawny cask, we will be sampling 5 whiskies and 1 rum that are either peated and/or have been aged in ex-Tawny/Port casks.
Brian & Genise Hollingworth will be coming down to Canberra from Mendooran for this flight - chat with the distillers as they take us through the lineup of 5 of their whiskies, and 1 of their rums!