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“excelent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Spirits
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Owner description: South Australia's only boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits is producing award winning Gin and a number of liqueurs which utilise local and native ingredients. The cellar door offers free tastings in a rustic but personal setting.
Adelaide, Australia
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“excelent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Excellent friendly service, My friend and I were the only ones there at that time and were encouraged to taste as much as we liked and were given recommendations on what we might like to try next. I can definetly recommend the liquors as I bought 4 bottles!! The also were able to advise us what to mix them with.
Well worth the stop, have recommended to family and friends!

Visited November 2013
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Thank kelly B
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KISpirits, Manager at Kangaroo Island Spirits, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank-you for your review. We are glad you both enjoyed your tastings.
We look forward to welcoming your family and friends when they come to visit!
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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“That's the Spirit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have to admit that I may have overindulged here. No, not on tastings, though we worked our way though most of their range. But on purchases ... for ourselves. I think at the time that some was meant to be gifts ... but I think they might just remain in my possession!

They make a wonderful gin that makes a wonderful martini (and it probably makes an excellent G&T too but I will wait till summer before testing that theory!).

The vodkas are great ... pure is great but I can't wait to try the chilli or the samphire or the slap with oysters or a bloody mary or a cervice.

And I'm planning on the Honey + Walnut liqueur drizzled over dessert ... yum (they make a great affogoto there)

Visited October 2013
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KISpirits, Manager at Kangaroo Island Spirits, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We are pleased to be SA's first boutique distillery and hand-make Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs.
The Honey and Walnut makes fantastic Affogattos and a topping for all of your favourite desserts.

We'd love to hear how the Vodkas went - bloody mary, cervice - and there are some other recipes on our webpage you may like to try.

Thank-you for your review, and sometimes you need to treat yourself to gifts too!
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Perth, Australia
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“Really well distilled and free tastings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Rustic charm to this distillery but friendly owners and dont mind showing off their wares. The limoncello is fantastic.

Visited October 2013
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KISpirits, Manager at Kangaroo Island Spirits, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank-you for your review.
Our Limoncello is made with the zest of locally sourced lemons from around the island. Its intense lemon flavour is really refreshing and its lovely to hear that you enjoyed it.

See you next time!
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A Boutique Distillery in the Bush!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were not quite sure what to expect, particularly given the cellar door was a rusty galvanised iron shack. (see my photo) Inside however it quickly became apparent that the proprietors really knew what they were doing when we sat down for a tasting. Fortunately we had a nondrinker with us so the driving was taken care of and I would advise others to nominate someone who is not partaking.

As a fan of gin and tonic I was very impressed with the gin and also the fact they provided Fever Tree tonic imported from Italy which is softer than usual and brings out the flavour of the gin. A bottle was far from cheap but it is a quality product and compares favourably with other top shelf gins. An oversized copper kettle behind the bar was the source of all the mystical brews with local botanical products in a basket inserted in the top of the still to infuse the aromatics. it was clearly a labour intensive process which in part explains the price added to the fact that the high alcohol content attracts higher excise.

Similarly the range of liqueurs was very interesting and we left with a number of bottles including the Zenzerino which we subsequently mixed with olive oil and used as addressing for salad. This was just sensational.

It is certainly worth a stop to try new taste sensations and get expert advice on the various ways they can be enjoyed – including drinking! Thanks for your helpful vote if you found this interesting.

Visited October 2013
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KISpirits, Manager at Kangaroo Island Spirits, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank-you for your photo, review and recent visit to Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Lovely hearing that you enjoyed our Wild Gin and Fevertree tonic. We are just finishing off a new gin, O Gin, that will be in the cellar door for tasting and sales the next time you visit - we'd love your feedback. This gin is also made in our 80Lt Copper Pot Still and has native botanicals.

Your salad sounds divine, and we always have new liqueurs we're playing around with - we look forward to seeing you when your next on Kangaroo Island.
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“A must visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

The owner/staff sure knew their stuff, they were very informative and helpful. The liqueurs are amazing, the lemonchello was divine with cranberry juice. Well worth a visit, even if it's just for an ice cream.

Visited October 2013
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Thank KiwiBlue47
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KISpirits, Manager at Kangaroo Island Spirits, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank-you for visiting Kangaroo Island Spirits and for your review.

Although the Limoncello with Cranberry Juice is not the traditional way of enjoying Limoncello, our local Foodland can attest to its popularity this summer when they continuously sold out of Cranberry Juice!

We look forward to seeing you again for an ice-cream!
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