All that SHIMMERS
There’s something new and sparkly in wine country – and it’s not wine! Small Mouth is a small family-run distillery that specialises in hand-crafted, quality spirits, including shimmering vodkas and gins. And you can now taste them all at their new tasting room at Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village.
If you think the Small Mouth brand seems a bit familiar – it is! Small Mouth Vodka has been online for, years; however, the tasting room in Pokolbin has been open for only three months and during this short time the team has been working hard to expand the range.
“Since the tasting rooms opened, we have grown our range, and now have several gins, vodkas and liqueurs to offer customers,” said co-Manager Jaydan Addis.
Small Mouth is made up of an enthusiastic team of mostly family members. Paul Addis is both co-owner (with Peter Clarke from The Garden Cellars next door) and the head distiller. Paul has been distilling for eight years. Melloney Addis, Kaitlyn Addis and co-Managers Jaydan Addis and Mia Thompson all work in-store conducting tastings and sales. Mia and Jaydan also work on the online side of the business as well.
“Small Mouth is a hand-crafted, premium spirit that is organic and vegan friendly. Our spirits are distilled in traditional copper pot stills and utilise freshly captured rainwater. We add edible glitter to our products so you can shimmer on the inside just like you do on the outside!” said Jaydan.
Since the tasting room opened, the team has been surprised by the variety of customers that walk through the doors – ranging from fresh-faced 18 year-olds to 92-year-old connoisseurs.
“For us, this is evidence that we are on the right track. We aim to create a premium and innovative product that can be used to make even simple cocktails unique and delicious. We’re dedicated to providing a product that excites all ages,” said Jaydan.
Small Mouth offers gins, vodkas, and liqueur’s, ranging from 45%, 40%, and 20%. All products have a shimmering glitter in them that are food-grade safe so that when you add any mixer with bubbles, the glitter will continuously move in your drink. Top sellers include the Watermelon Liqueur and the Pina Colada, especially in the Summer heat. Both drinks are delicious ‘on the rocks’, with lemonade or with soda water.
For more information, visit www.smallmouthvodka.com or drop in for a taste at Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village on Broke Road, Pokolbin.