"Just not with coke (cola)... ever!" This way, you'll only be diluting (and not compromising on) the flavour.
Meeting the Label Artist: Guadalupe Cincunegui
With the overall aim to capturing the story of the liquid in their bottles through their signature labels and offering a design that is open to interpretation by their customers, 23rd Street Distillery commissioned artist and archaeologist Guadalupe Cincunegui, who also runs her own business around heritage consulting in Adelaide and has a keen interest around art and photography. After meeting with the 23rd Street Distillery team and discussing the vision around what the label would represent, Cincunegui was able to trial the whisky and recounted to find the blend "thoroughly enjoyable". Using the flavours and ideas that were forming with every drop, Cincunegui developed a patterned design to represent the core elements of the whisky blend.
Incorporating the flavours of barley, pear, and the patterned designs from the state heritage-listed bridge that is near 23rd Street Distillery in Renmark, Cincunegui combined the art of detailed, stippling work with her expertise around archaeological illustration to create art that depicted the depths, shapes, and curves of the Murray River (which has a significant meaning to the Aboriginal Australian community in South Australia). The finishing touch of adding a bit of gold to the overall label personified the 'limited-edition' status and celebrated the success of this drop that has had an extensive process around its production.
"Being in the Riverland, we're in an advantageous position for producing superior whisky, with our warm climate and unique ageing techniques, we're able to gently accelerate maturation and character development to produce exceptional spirits."
Less than 5000 bottles (4200, to be exact!) of the unique blend of 23rd Street Distillery's Single Malt Whisky make it a limited-edition release. They are available for purchase online, from selected retailers, their Distillery in Renmark, and their Melbourne Street residence.