Our first creation is an Umeshu style liqueur featuring native Australian Kakadu Plums.
We sourced our Kakadu Plums through The Australian Superfood Co. who supplied them in partnership with Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation. PWAC is a Women’s Centre in the Wadeye Community, located just outside of Darwin, Northern Territory. Together, PWAC and TASC are working to reverse the ongoing pattern of poverty, poor health and oppression in Indigenous communities.
Wadeye has an employment rate of only 4%. PWAC and TASC formed an initiative where Indigenous women are paid fair wages for collecting and harvesting Kakadu Plums used in TASC’s products. Since forming this initiative, over 300 community members now have seasonal employment. A condition of employment through the program is that their children must be enrolled in school.
To make our Kakadu Plum, the plums go through a steeping method similar to that of Ume plums in the production of Umeshu. Production lasts 18 months with plums going through a process of pre-soaking and then two extended periods of soaking in small format glass barrels before being removed from the solution. A further period of maturation results in a distinctive, complex native Australian Kakadu Plum liqueur.
This liqueur is lovely on its own over a few cubes of ice, or topped up with soda. We also recommend a few cocktails here.
170 bottles only (25 sold with clay pourers)
700mL / 28.4% alc.
274 bottles only (30 sold with clay cup)
700mL / 28.6% alc.
'This piece was inspired by the recent floods on Bundjalung country. It represents not only my journey but our entire community, struggling through water and relentless mud. Yet somehow, through this, there's a strength and beauty watching the community come together, and rise up when needed. The dripping represents the relentless rain and ongoing mud, the repetitive circular dotwork represents the people living in the northern rivers coming together and the journey line/symbol represents us all moving through the disaster together.'