SASSY SISTER DECADENT BLUEBERRY LIQUEUR
Amanda and Rob hand craft a unique and rare blueberry liqueur, a labour of love and passion, called Sassy Sister Decadent Blueberry Brandy Liqueur. Produced at Bilyara Springs in the foothills of the pristine Strathbogie ranges in north-east Victoria, where our organically grown blueberries and red currants thrive. Our annual crop of berries is steeped for 12 months in a 20 year old brandy which has been blended with a younger vibrant brandy spirit in the style of a cognac (both of which have been aged in American and French Oak barrels). This is then crushed and the essence is returned to the vat for another 4 to 5 years to allow the fruit and spirit to mature into a smooth, well rounded and delicious liqueur.
Our family and friends have enjoyed Sassy Sister Liqueur for many years and finally convinced us to offer her to the wider audience. In May of 2019 we released her into the market and simultaneously entered her into 2 prestigious competitions, the 2019 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) where she won a Silver medal and the Melbourne International Spirits Competition winning another Silver medal being just 1 point short of a Gold (we were unaware of the necessity to inform the judges that her deep rich, red colour is natural and not synthetic). As small craft distillers we were thrilled to receive the awards and the accompanying accolades acknowledging that Sassy Sister Decadent Blueberry Brandy Liqueur is as special as we believed and at 33.4% AV she is no shrinking violet!
She has since been taken up by many bars and boutique spirit outlets (Including several Foodworks and IGA outlets) across Victoria as well as serious interest from overseas distributors.
As a digestif or aperitif she is great on her own, but it is in cocktails where she really shines. I have added a few of her special ones (we have 6 children between 35 and 45 who name and judge all our cocktails and they are pretty ruthless when it comes to what they all like) but there are more on her website and on instragram.