Headlands – Single Malt Whisky – Illawarra Plum Single Cask 46%

(1 customer review)


World First – Illawarra Plum Cask Whisky

1st Release – Single Cask – 399 individually handwritten 700ml bottles

Distilled in 2016 and bottled in 2023, this is one of our earliest distilled whiskies and our oldest ever release. It was aged in an American Oak ex-bourbon barrel for 4 years, then transferred to a Spirit of the Illawarra Plum barrel and left to age for a further 3 years. Headlands Distilling Co. fans may remember Spirit of the Illawarra Plum; the now discontinued product which inspired the creation of Liqueur of the Illawarra Plum.

Tasting notes include a distinct bush tucker plum character, sugarbag honey, vanilla bean, caramel apple and subtle smoked oak.

This complex, balanced Australian single malt whisky offers a grain to glass drinking experience, ready to be shared.

700mL bottle size. 46% ALC/VOL 25 standard drinks

Illawarra Plum Cask Whisky

The release of this whisky was planned for many years. We patiently waited (sampling the cask each year) until it was brimming with complexity. It is a whisky which is much greater than the sum of its parts. We can't wait to share a completely unique Australian native single malt, single cask whisky with you.

Spirit of the Illawarra Plum was made exclusively from perfectly ripe, rare and hand foraged native Illawarra Plum fruit from the Illawarra region. It was a world first that still hasn't been replicated. Spirit of the Illawarra Plum was barrel aged with the native fruits inside the barrel for the entire maturation period. The fruit was then pressed to extract the liquid and not sweetened. If you are lucky enough to have one of these bottles in your collection, we literally can't think of a more rare drink. For more information on the Illawarra Plum click here

How to serve

Experienced whisky connoisseurs can enjoy this single malt whisky neat. We can also recommend adding spring water with a water dropper to unlock hidden levels of plum and other berry/lolly flavours as the ABV drops. This release is also delicious with a single large cube of ice, which dampens the plum tannins, allowing you to appreciate a broader spectrum of flavour.


Gold Medal: 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal: 2024 London Spirits Competition

1 review for Headlands – Single Malt Whisky – Illawarra Plum Single Cask 46%

  1. Will

    Take each sip slowly and savour it to the full! A wonderfully different whisky that shows it’s place and origins well.

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