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. For this 274 bottle batch, production lasted 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.
Batch 02 (274 bottles)
Label artwork by Hannah Lange
Ceramics by Tina Thorburn (Clay by Tina)
For ideas on how to drink, please visit our recipes page.
The full story behind our Kakadu Plum including Hannah Lange's artist statement can be found here.