Spirits from the 35th parallel south
Full Circle’s distiller (and co-founder) is well known as a maker of award winning wines from McLaren Vale South Australia, Corsica and Provence. But quietly, as is her way, Rose Kentish has been distilling eau de vie for the local market on the isle of Corsica since 2010. She is a deeply creative maker by nature; one in a lifelong pursuit of flavour, scent and beauty. Rose also values story when anchored firmly in authenticity.
Full Circle’s philosophy aligns with its maker’s, and we celebrate flavours that hero what’s bountiful and commonly found in the backyards and on the kitchen tables of South Australia. Our coastal Mediterranean-like climate produces a bouquet of scent that rises from lavender, eucalyptus, bay leaves, olives, luscious and varied types of citrus; frequently these are hand picked by us from the gardens of family, neighbours and friends. Sunlit flavours are captured in gins that take us straight to the ocean’s edge - a soft and round vodka, infused with savoury botanicals freshly rinsed by morning rain leads us to the Adelaide Hills.
She is a deeply creative maker by nature; one in a lifelong pursuit of flavour, scent and beauty.
Deeper inland, the grain, barley, is grown on the fertile, undulating plains of the north. In summer, the sun polishes fields of Yorke Peninsula until they shimmer gold. The land is abundant, remote and quintessentially South Australian. Barley, grown there by friends Mark and Meridee, transforms into a malt the equal of those prized by makers far north across the equator; a malt that is the basis of our new make, and future whiskies.
The generous bounty around us drives the flavours of our new collection; a botanical vodka, a spirit of oak and malt, and three extraordinary gins.