Bakehouse Distillery (Tasmania)
At the Bakehouse Distillery in the Far South of Tasmania, we’re proud to have created the world’s first sassafras inspired spirit: Evoke. This small batch botanical spirit is hand-crafted using native Tasmanian sassafras, complemented by other locally grown botanicals and the purest and healthiest rainwater in the world.
Southern Sassafras has its roots in the rainforests of Gondwana and has continued to evolve from its ancient ancestors over the 55 million years since Tasmania separated from Antarctica. Evoke is inspired by the fragrances and flavours of this remote and windswept region, with its wild oceans and rivers, its raw and ancient wilderness.
Distiller Martin Wohlgemuth embarked on a labour of love when he set out to see if he could capture the essence of this untamed island in a 700ml bottle. Inspired by a life-time association with and respect for Tasmania and its Far South, he was compelled to source and experiment with the very best the area had to offer
“The sassafras leaves we use in our distilling process are sourced by selectively pruning trees by the side of bush tracks. We have also initiated a propagation and planting programme for the species in the garden surrounding our distillery.”
The leaves of the sassafras tree are vapour-distilled to extract the flavours using our handsome copper Alquitar still. Finally, thoughtfully selected local botanicals and the purest rainwater are added to create a truly unique and local taste: Far South Tasmania distilled.
In keeping with our respect for the land, we ensure that sustainable practices are central to the way our distillery interacts with this remote corner of the earth.