Maiden Whisky Program
By purchasing now you’ll be securing your place amongst a small and select group on a three year immersive whisky journey with seminars, VIP events and tastings led by Rose Kentish.
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Here’s a brief summary of how The Full Circle Maiden Whisky story will unfold:
A journey in three partsJoin our Whisky program
The journey will begin with a 700mL bottle of our Maiden New Make, a Crystal Whisky Tumbler, a Plinth made of timber reclaimed from the Adelaide Hills bushfires of 2020 by artist Oakie, and a hand numbered, letter pressed certificate of authentication visually created by artist Amy Joy Watson - delivered to your door.
Rose will lead you in a guided tasting of the New Make that also sets the stage for our journey together.
In approximately 18 - 24 months, when the maker decides the New Make is ready to share, you’ll receive a 200mL bottle as pictured above, before joining Rose in a tasting that explores the development of our whisky’s flavour, learning more about how the oak is shaping the final whisky.
You’ll receive quarterly updates, invitations to exclusive online seminars and whisky focussed cocktail classes.
When the whisky is ready for release - likely to be another twelve to eighteen months along - you’ll receive one precious 500mL bottle of Full Circle Maiden Whisky. We’ll celebrate the culmination of the journey in our final guided tasting with Rose, where our rich, matured whisky finally passes from our hands to yours.
Our concluding event will again be offered online, and for those who can join us, we will provide the option of raising whisky tumblers face to face in Adelaide
Maiden New Make Tasting Notes
700mL and 50% ABV
300 bottle limited release
After ageing for one month in selected Bourbon, Muscat and Apera Oak Barrels, this unique malt spirit shows the promise of the beautiful, rare whisky to come. Our Maiden New Make has been thieved from barrels containing this unique spirit, that has already begun to show notes of citrus, fresh-cut hay and bread dough on the nose. Sweet apricot nectar, Christmas cake spice, Gingernut biscuit, and a slight toastiness linger on the palate. Still full of youth, it has begun the journey of a rich, ageing spirit. In your guided tasting, Rose will have you tasting it neat, over a large cube of ice, and with selections of fresh citrus garnishes. She’ll also recommend how and where she uses it in place of any fine whisky in a number of classic whisky-based cocktails.
Malt Whisky creation traditionally starts with grain that is malted, mashed and fermented to create a beer wash. The wash is distilled into a spirit known as new make, which must age in barrel for at least two years to earn the title of whisky. A beer wash is akin to beer, but not the same. A finished beer is a more refined, complete beverage – something with carefully calibrated flavour. Beer wash is a raw material, with malt and yeast chosen to create a unique whisky. For Full Circle’s first whisky, Rose used Sparkke’s highly awarded Pale Ale in place of a beer wash. Distilling the hop-heavy brew twice, Rose had the opportunity to create a unique new make that is delicious now, and also full of promise. The fine oak barrels chosen (an ex-Bourbon barrel, an ex-Apera barrel and an ex-Muscat barrel) to support the aging process, held the Maiden New Make for 30 days before bottling.
Participants In The Program Will Enjoy:
700mL Maiden New Make Limited Release (300 bottles only)
Riedel Crystal O Whisky Tumbler
Reclaimed bushfire wooden tumbler plinth created by Adelaide artist Oakey
Adelaide artist Amy Joy Watson letterpress Certificate of Participation
Invitation to exclusive Whisky Banking Seminar
Invitation to online Mixologist New Make Master ClassOnline Interactive Guided Tasting with Rose Kentish
200mL Maiden New Make (est) 18 to 24 months Limited Release (300 bottles only)
Online Interactive Guided Tasting with Rose Kentish
Invitation to online Mixologist New Make Master Class
500mL Maiden Whisky Limited Release (300 bottles only)
Online Interactive Guided Tasting with Rose Kentish and friends
Invitation to online Mixologist Whisky Master Class
Online event finale
Along the way:
Quarterly Whisky Updates
Exclusive Program Offers
About the makers
Rose Kentish and Kari Allen co-founded Sparkke in 2016, creating one of the most recognised and award-winning for-purpose brewing companies in the world. Full Circle Whisky marks a new chapter in their history. This immersive whisky experience is the result of a collaboration between talented makers and provides a unique opportunity to share in the end-to-end journey of a premium bespoke whisky.