Smith's Angaston

Angaston, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Est. 1997. Still: 9000L Oak: 300L American & French oak Hogsheads. Status: Mothballed.

For a brief period of time, from the early 1950's to early 70's, Samuel Smith & Son sold a product called 'Smith's Imperial Vat Whisky'. In 1997, the old 1931 pot still was fired up again to produce an Angaston single malt whisky.

The idea came about while Robert Hill Smith, the company's Managing Director, was taking a well earned sabbatical, and the then Production Director, Peter Wall, was standing in as titular head. In his early days with the company, Peter had experienced first hand the activities that took place during Yalumba's period of brandy distillation. As a bit of a nostalgic throw back, Peter thought it a good idea to put a few charges through the ageing pot still, before it was de-commissioned.

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