Autonomy Davo Plum Aperitivo BittersAutonomy Davo Plum Aperitivo Bitters
Autonomy Davo Plum Aperitivo Bitters
Garnet red in colour, our Davo Plum Aperitivo Bitters balances tart Davidson Plum (a lip-puckering sour native Australian plum grown in tropical rainforests) and Rosella flowers with sweet Aussie oranges and a hint of Tasmanian Pepperberry. Sweet with a hint of bitterness, expect flavours of plum, citrus and raspberry with a slight peppery finish.
Like the famous, bright orange European bitter aperitivos, the Davo is best drunk with something fizzy.
Our ‘About Us’ story is probably a little different to other distilleries. We’d love to say that our spirits were born from our need to express our passion for individuality and love for crafting something from scratch, using only the most rarest of exotic species kissed by angels and all that tripe, but in all honesty, the reason was quite different.
As we started learning about the process of spirit production, we were astounded by the amount of resources required to produce a bottle of liquor. We felt so many aspects of the process were well, ‘environmentally disproportionate’. We saw the huge quantity of grain and water being used in the fermentation process, the energy required during distillation, the importation of single-use glass bottles and exotic botanicals from all corners of the earth.
So we decided to figure out our own, more sustainable approach to craft spirits.
By using native species of Australian botanicals, we can support local businesses, local farmers and reduce food miles and associated fossil fuels. Instead of peeling whole fruits, we collect citrus peels left over from Market Juice Co after they’re done squeezing fresh juice.
We think consumers should be able to understand the environmental impact of what they eat and drink. And while producing spirits like this won’t change the world, we hope it will influence consumers on the environmental footprint of simple things – like good booze!
Bordiga Bitter RossoBordiga Bitter Rosso
Rosso Bitter a bitter note, intense but not aggressive, of the root of Gentian Lutea, (hand-picked) that grows spontaneously in the Alps.
In the rocky slopes, beaten by the winds of the Western Alps, in whose valleys the ancient Occitan language is still spoken, the plants have to fight hard to survive.
In these uncontaminated regions, with the infinite rhythm of the seasons, hot and dry summers alternate with freezing and snowy winters: it is in these soils, sometimes just enough to take small roots, that flowers and herbs grow spontaneously and develop unique characteristics for their scents and colors.
Thanks to the influence of the nearby Mediterranean Sea, these plants represent a concentrate of essential oils. They are harvested strictly by hand by the mountaineers along the alpine pastures, dried at high altitude and then taken to the Bordiga headquarters.
Where our Master Distillers capture its essence creating a unique repertoire of Gin, Amari, traditional Liqueurs. From the nearby Langa, home of Barolo and Barbaresco, we take the great wines of Piedmont for our renowned Vermouth di Torino IGP.