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Get into this Tassie spirit Dover, Tasmania

If Tasmania’s southern reaches could be bottled then this local baker has achieved it. Turning his hand from flour to spirits, Martin Wohlgemuth of the aptly named Bakehouse Distillery in Dover has made the world’s first sassafras spirit. Evoke, as it is called, is created using a base spirit made of Australian sugar cane infused with local botanicals, including southern sassafras, and blended with pure rainwater.

Martin selectively prunes the leaves from the trees which are then vapour distilled to extract the flavours. The idea was initially a labour of love to encapsulate the essence of the region for which the former baker has so much respect, but it has become a sought-after tipple on the Apple Isle.

If you’re visiting the tiny town of Dover, be sure to call ahead to make sure someone is at the distillery. As well as a bottle of this unique spirit, you can also grab a loaf of its famed wood-fired sourdough from the century-old bakery.


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Bakehouse Distillery is located at 8 Station Road, Dover. Dover is about a one hour drive south of Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart.

From AUD$39 – $79.

Bakehouse Distillery
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