We take our Limoncello perhaps a tad seriously. Made from a safely guarded recipe – two different types of lemons from South Australia’s oldest citrus plantation in Lennane Orchards, Montacute Valley, Adelaide Hills. This citrus orchard is believed to be planted 150 years ago.
Why is our Limoncello important? The lemons are what one might call “UGLY”. Yes, they are different sizes and kind of weird looking. Unfortunately, that meant that supermarkets did not want to buy them. So, after trying to sell these ugly little lemons for years, the growers decided to remove the 150-year-old trees. To help preserve this historic orchard, Applewood Distillery put up our hands and promised to buy all whole crop to make our delicious Limoncello.
It is our labour of love. Literally! We spend 12 hours hand peeling lemons from the orchard to produce this delicious drop. In fact, we have a family ritual of taking turns to peel a couple of buckets a day. Everyone chips in!
We think all lemons are beautiful and hope you do too. Saluti! – Applewood Distillery