After The Fire Cut Back 52%





Single Malt Whisky – Ex Bourbon / Rum Barrels– Blend of multiple 25L ex- bourbon barrels and finished in TGD-129 Ex Rum Barrel 500ml First Barrel Date: 01/03/2016

Bottle Date: Expected Late June

In 2016 we experienced something that no Distillery wants to face, a fire in our Still House. While thankfully nobody was harmed, our original still was badly damaged. To keep production going while we awaited the arrival of our brand new (and much bigger!) still, we ordered 25 litre barrels to speed the maturation process of our whisky’s. These 25 litre barrels have now been aged for nearly 5 years. Due to our Mediterranean climate, it’s inevitable that we lose quite a bit of ‘angel’s share’ to the heat. With 25 of these small, 25 litre barrels filled with whisky, there wasn’t enough litre-age in the barrels left to make up an entire release. Enter, our first ever blend. James decided to dump the contents of all 25 barrels and blend them in a larger ex-bourbon / ex-rum barrel.

We’ve dumped 50L out of this barrel now for bottling, giving us only 100 bottles. The rest will remain in barrel to soak up the ex-rum goodness. We expect to bottle the rest of this unique blend some time next year.

For now, we are offering The Grove’s second release in the Collectors Series – we’ve called it ‘After the Fire’. This fine, hand crafted single malt blend is cut back to a high 104 proof which releases its bold flavour with an exceptionally clean, bright, medium amber tone. On the nose you’ll notice a well balanced blend of orange, oak vanilla and honey. On the palate this whisky offers warm, smooth characters of toasted barley, mixed citrus peel caramel and vanilla.

With a long finish of pleasing orange tones that linger.








Ex Bourbon and Ex Rum

Drink it with

This Release is best when served neat at room temperature.


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The first distillery in the Margaret River Region to make Single Malt Whisky’s. Our first release was in 2015 With never more than 80 bottles per release, you can be sure you’re purchasing a truly exclusive and unique Single Malt Whisky from Margaret River.

Here in the sub-region of Wilyabrup, we are bound by the ocean on three sides creating high annual rainfall, which is captured on-site and triple filtered before being distilled into our small-batch whisky.

Every barrel we use tells the story of the spirit it nurtured, an ex-shiraz port barrel to impart a rich cherry tone or locally made smaller 50 litre barrels to enhance ageing. This inspires us to creates a whisky that is distinctly our own. Time is on our side, producing small-batch quantities of no more than 80 bottles per release.

We hand-bottle everything before it’s sent out, winning awards both locally and nationally for what we do here. This is the spirit of the Grove, it’s bravery, it’s not being satisfied with normal, it’s making bloody good spirits while having a good time.