Valli 2017 New Releases and Sweetdram Spirits – Escubac, Smoked Rum, Whisky Amaro

$10.00 per person
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12:00 pm Saturday,
February 22, 2020 - February 22, 2020


PWS Bank Street


Valli is the personal vocation of pioneering winemaker Grant Taylor. Grant’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. He has been crafting wines there since 1993 when there were only 20 ha planted – today there are over 2000. Grant founded VALLI in 1998 with the intention to produce single vineyard Pinot Noirs highlighting the different characteristics of Otago’s sub regions. More than 20 years later, Valli is doing just that, producing single-vineyard pinot noirs from Gibbston, Bannockburn, and Bendigo in Central Otago and the Waitaki Valley in North Otago.

In 2015, established Otago winemaker Jen Parr joined Grant in the winery where the two aim to create wines with honesty, integrity, and most of all, a sense of place.


Daniel Fisher and Andrew MacLeod Smith met at university in 2011 while studying for their Master’s degrees in brewing and distilling. After the course, the pair kept in touch to flesh out an idea they had for a modern drinks brand focused entirely on original flavour instead of conventional categories and repetitive trends. Their first foray was a modern twist on an old drink, Escubac, a reinvention of an old style, spicy yellow liquor that originated in Tudor England. Think mixed style liqueur somewhere reminiscent of gin with elements of vermouth and bittered liquers–delicious! Also on tasting the latest additions to the portfolio with their Smoked Spiced rum and Whisky Amaro.

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