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WHAT IS IT?
It's a vodka distilled in Western Australia using 100% locally grown wheat from the Southern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. These wheat farmers have been farming and use no artificial chemicals on their soil or plants. The wheat is then fermented in all batches with filtered water and distilled in a traditional 450 litre German copper pot still called Kylie. The still has attached to it 2 x 10 plate columns, which effectively means the spirit is distilled multiple times.
The finished product is non filtered but blended with purified water before being bottled by hand.
The result is a local style of vodka that is incredibly soft, rich and smooth. The nose has a beautiful vanilla aroma and the palate is smooth, clean and rich with no harsh flavours.
Alcoholic strength: 40% ABV
WHO'S BEHIND IT?
Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery was founded by a group of friends Alex, Jason and Jye (pictured above in the wheat fields that supply their grain) who all met working in the brewing industry and had a vision of building on their brewing experience and making distinctive small batch spirits in Australia.
Distiller Alex is a craft brewer by trade and gained distilling experience in Norway in addition to some personal experimentation particularly with botanical infusions. Jason has worked in the local beer and wine industry at the pioneering end for more than a decade, whilst Jye has lived and breathed good hospitality and liquor since he was of an age to legally bend a tap and mix a drink behind a bar. Initially based out of Western Australia but now Melbourne, the distillery produced its first vodka batch in early 2015.
HOW TO DRINK IT - SOME SERVING SUGGESTIONS
This vodka is so clean and crisp, it'd go well in a vodka and tonic.
For something a little fancier, why not try our version of this classic?
The “hippocampus” is a part of the brain that forms new memories and connects emotions and senses, such as smell and taste, to memories.
Hippo is also greek for horse and kampus means sea monster. Hence the eccentrically dressed seahorse on the label.
*April 2020 update*
Please note we are currently experiencing delays with deliveries across our entire shipping network. This is largely due to reduced domestic flights, social distancing measures being put in place by our shipping partners which increase processing and sorting time, and an increase in the volume of parcels they have to process. The estimates below are therefore not accurate but we are unable to give a more definitive guide as to shipping times. If you do however, require the parcel urgently, please get in touch and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. Thanks for your patience and thank you more particularly for staying home!
WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
We currently deliver within Australia only. If however, you wish to purchase a gift for someone living in Australia, please feel free to do so. All you have to do is nominate their delivery address in the checkout stages but please make sure you enter your billing address as being your overseas address to which your card is registered to. We suggest you include a note with the order to let us know it is a gift otherwise there may be a delay in the processing of your order whilst we verify your details for fraud purposes.
HOW LONG WILL MY DELIVERY TAKE TO ARRIVE?
Orders are normally despatched within 48 hours of cleared payment being made.
Current estimates for standard delivery times are as follows:
NSW - Between 3-5 working days
ACT/QLD/VIC - Between 3-7 working days
SA/WA/TAS - Between 5-10 working days
NT - Between 7-14 working days
The likelihood is that your order will arrive sooner than the above estimates however, this can vary from location to location and time of the year. There may also be certain periods around special occasions such as Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day etc where you may experience some delays in your orders being received due to the volumes of parcels that are being processed and delivered by our shipping partners. If you need your order to arrive by a specific time or urgently (including same day for Sydney metro), please contact us before you place your order so we can work with you to accommodate any requests.
WHO DO YOU SHIP WITH?
We currently use the services of Fastway, Couriers Please and Australia Post. Depending on your delivery location, we will ascertain which of the delivery providers are best placed to ship your order in a timely and cost efficient way.
WHEN ARE DELIVERIES MADE? WHAT IF I'M NOT HOME?
All deliveries are made during business hours on the weekdays. We therefore ask that you nominate an address at which someone over 18 is available to sign for the parcel. We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes or Parcel Lockers at this time. If a parcel has to be re-delivered or delivered to a different address, you will be fully responsible for any re-delivery charges that may be levied by the delivery provider.
CAN I RETURN OR CANCEL AN ORDER?
You can cancel an order if it hasn't been despatched. Please contact us straightaway if that is the case. We do not offer returns unless the wrong item has been shipped to you or it is delivered damaged. Please ensure you take photos of your parcel upon delivery to forward to us so that we can process any refund or send out a replacement item appropriately.