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The Gospel x Blackhearts & Sparrows Project Release

Carefully chosen, the release stays true to the combined philosophy of The Gospel and Blackhearts & Sparrows, ensuring the whiskey world is accessible, welcoming and enjoyable to all.

10 Jun 2021

by The Blackhearts Crew

SPIRITS

It’s our great pleasure to announce the launch of our collaborative limited project release with The Gospel: a single cask, 100% Rye Whiskey.

Brought together thanks to our mutual love for the well-curated, we’re so pleased to have collaborated with The Gospel to bring this delicious drop to our shelves.

To bring this release to life, the good people at The Gospel very kindly opened up their Bond Store for us, and let us take a deep dive through their specially-selected casks of 100% Rye whiskey. From the extensive sampling, we selected one barrel as our absolute standout: a heavily toasted, 36-month old, air-dried single barrel, which sat high in the racks.

Bottled at cask strength (56.8%), it’s rich with brown sugar, muscat, red fruits, allspice, vanillin-laced tannins, and The Gospel’s distinct rye spice.

“There are few brands that have managed to manifest the essence of Melbourne into everything they do. Blackhearts & Sparrows is one of those. Enter any one of their stores and you’ll feel like you are in Melbourne’s eclectic north. Their curation of wine, beer and spirits is second to none, and the selection of this particular cask is no different. It’s the best of our best.” says Andrew Fitzgerald, Co-Founder of The Gospel. “The moment we tasted this cask I knew it would be the one - such depth and richness.”

Carefully chosen, the release stays true to the combined philosophy of The Gospel and Blackhearts & Sparrows, ensuring the whiskey world is accessible, welcoming and enjoyable to all.

"Ever since the first release of The Gospel’s very distinctive bottlings of Aussie Mallee Rye we have proudly had them on the shelves of our stores” says Adam Cotterell of Blackhearts & Sparrows. “For us, The Gospel represents what is so great about the Australian distilling community - a crew of folks thoroughly committed to celebrating the unique Australian raw materials they get to work with, combined with some incredible know-how and quality focus."

“When the conversation started up to make a deep dive into their Bond Store to find a more personal cask, we ran around the corner, tasting glass in hand, as fast as we could! With The Gospel's Master Distiller Ian Thorn having pulled cask samples from the four corners of the Bond Store, it was a pretty memorable moment when we came to the tasting glass with what would become our chosen cask - all of us knew we had something very special in our glasses.”

With only 261 bottles produced, this limited release isn’t going to be here for long - so make sure you grab a bottle and add it to your cocktail trolley!

$135, available online and in stores (check with your local for availability).

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