Applewood Red Okar

An Australian Bitters perfect for your Negroni – with the good old Lilly Pilly taking centre stage!

“It’s an Amaro – a bitter/herbal aperitif that have been popular for more than a century – for the Negroni or Wine Spritzer. We like to take an Australian-spin on things – and dry aperitifs seem to epitomise a renaissance in contemporary Australian drinking.

It just so happens that seemingly – 90% of all native Australian botanicals are also intensely bitter. Probably something to do with the harshness of our climate – and one native ingredient stood head-and-shoulders above the rest when it came to Økar – Riberries. Otherwise known as Lilly Pilly.

The Riberry’s cranberry-tartness, hints of clove and bark-like bitterness make it well-suited for an Australian aperitif. Riberries aren’t the only stars in this beverage – alongside we see Davidson Plum, Blood Limes, Lemon Myrtle, Saltbush, Sweet Orange Peel, Cassia Bark and Cinchona Bark (to name a few).

What is Økar? A phonetic spin on the word ‘Ochre’ – a natural earth pigment found in the Australian Landscape. It is how Australians pronounce it.” – Applewood Distillery.

Serving suggestion: Made for the famous “ALL AUSSIE” Negroni, mix with Madenii Sweet Vermouth, Applewood Gin and fresh orange. 


SILVER – New York Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

SILVER – Australian Distilled Awards 2017

BRONZE – San Fransisco Spirit Awards 2017

26% alc/vol.  500ml Bottles.


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