Sometimes love is found in the strangest of places. The chance meeting of a one-eyed muscle bound sailor with waif of a girl the shape of a toothpick sparked a truly unique relationship. Popeye and Olive were two peated whisky barrels filled on the same day – and named after these two cartoon characters. There is never any guarantee the whisky from barrels named after couples will end up in the same bottle. Sometimes though, there is that certain magic and the whisky from Popeye and Olive certainly had this for us. And as Celine Dion so aptly puts it, if you are truly in love you’re not in love, you’re in “lurve”.
Gold Medal – Craft Spirit – American Distilling Institute Awards 2020
The Distillers say... "hints of gentle smoke and sweet iodine on the nose", with the palate offering "an interesting balance between sweet smoky toffee and wisps of toasted walnuts plus overtones of dried stone fruit."
Fleurieu Distillery are located in the coastal township of Goolwa in South Australia. They quietly go about their business producing some truly exceptional Australian Malt Whisky.
Only 300 bottles produced. 700mL. 52% ABV