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ELSEWHEN Anomaly – Coconut Cask Finish

$130.00

ELSEWHEN Anomaly – Coconut Cask Finish

700ml, 44% alc/vol, limited release of 200 individually numbered bottles
New Zealand’s only Applejack, aged in charred American oak and finished in a real Coconut seasoned cask for a delightful tropical twist. Inspired by a coconut old fashioned, shines in spirit forward cocktails. The most delicious premium crafted spirits don’t always have to be serious.

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ELSEWHEN Anomaly – Coconut Cask Finish Applejack

700ml, 44% alc/vol, limited release of 200 individually numbered bottles

ANOMALY: unearthing the unexpected, not past, not future, not normal. It’s about creating an improbable fusion of Coconut & Apple with oak spice. Barrel aged into a further dimension: Suggests tropical cakes drizzled with honey. Sip or Mix. Explore our harvest blend. Bottled in 2023.

ELSEWHEN won Best Overall Brandy in the 2022 and 2023 New Zealand Spirit Awards

Tasting notes:

This Anomaly punches up the subtle oak-cask coconut notes found in our Applejack. The Coconut Cask finish leaps from the glass as toasty, slightly malty aromas, neatly followed by island flavours of fresh baked macaroons with a creamy macadamia nut texture, leaving marzipan and apple notes to shine in a lingering finish.

Process: 

We went a bit off-world with this, using cask strength applejack loaded with multiple real coconut elements to season a charred oak cask, and then rested applejack from a selection of casks for several months to infuse new complex layers of apple, coconut and oak. (Minimal filtration has left a haze, and may produce some sediment over time.)

Slow, seasonal, labour intensive – we think it’s worth it.

How to Enjoy: 

ELSEWHEN Anomaly Coconut Cask Finish was inspired by a coconut old fashioned and shines in spirit forward cocktails. The gentle coconut sweetness also balances nicely in tangy highballs and fruity sours. This decadent tropical variation excels as:

  • Viale di Cocco – Our modern twist on the classic Negroni
  • Coconut Old Fashioned
  • ELSEWHEN Island Mule (with ginger and lime)

What is Applejack?

While technically Applejack is an apple brandy, ageing in charred American oak barrels is very similar to spirits like bourbon or rye whiskey, and you’ll notice that the caramel and vanilla work beautifully with the distinct smooth fruit complexity of cider brandy aged this way.