Founded in 2015 by four friends, Animus Distillery soon outgrew its Fitzroy origins and is now located in central Victoria. Triple filtered, 100% Australian grain spirit is used and many of the botanicals (all vapour pressed in a 50L copper still) are grown on the property. During production botanical baskets are changed every few litres and the final ABV is kept relatively high in order to maximise flavours.
Clear. Opening sniffs are moderately peppery / spirity with floral-yet-earthy scents of dried herbs (tarragon / lavender / thyme?) and white pepper over background citrus oils. Air contact adds green juniper and lime peel to the mix. A lively, concentrated, resinous delivery includes early juniper followed by an alluring mixed herb / pepper combo with distinct lime peel, subtle smokey cardamom, cinnamon and saffron at the finish. Concludes mildly oily, tongue tingling and medium long. A robust, full bodied style with a touch of Asia to it.