Australian Gin Distilleries You Need to Get Around
Australia is quickly becoming a hotbed for gin distilleries, with a growing number of artisanal producers cropping up all over the country. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or just looking for a unique and interesting experience, there’s something for everyone in the world of Australian gin. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best Australian gin distilleries to visit.
Four Pillars Gin – Yarra Valley, Victoria
Four Pillars Gin is one of the most well-known gin distilleries in Australia, and for good reason. Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley in Victoria, the distillery is housed in a stunning 100-year-old timber yard. Four Pillars is famous for its signature gin, which is made with four botanicals: juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, and cardamom. The distillery also produces a range of other gins, including a Navy Strength Gin, a Bloody Shiraz Gin, and a Spiced Negroni Gin. Visitors to the distillery can take a tour of the facilities, enjoy a tasting, or even participate in a gin blending workshop.
Archie Rose Distilling Co. – Rosebery, New South Wales
Located in the heart of Sydney, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is a true urban distillery that produces a range of high-quality spirits, including gin. The distillery offers a range of gin experiences, including a gin blending masterclass and a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities. Archie Rose produces a range of gins, including a signature gin, a limited edition gin, and a range of seasonal gins. The distillery also has a bar and restaurant on-site, where visitors can enjoy a delicious meal and a cocktail made with Archie Rose gin.
The West Winds Gin – Margaret River, Western Australia
The West Winds Gin is a premium gin producer located in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The distillery produces a range of gins, each with its own unique flavour profile. The Sabre Gin is the distillery’s flagship gin, which is made with a range of botanicals, including juniper, coriander seed, and lemon myrtle. The Cutlass Gin is a navy-strength gin that is aged in American oak barrels, giving it a rich and complex flavour. The distillery has a tasting room on-site, where visitors can sample the gins and learn more about the distilling process.
Distillery Botanica – Erina, New South Wales
Distillery Botanica is a boutique gin distillery located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The distillery produces a range of gins, including the award-winning Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin. The gin is made with a range of botanicals, including juniper, coriander, and angelica root, as well as a number of local botanicals, such as lemon myrtle and finger lime. The distillery has a beautiful garden on-site, where many of the botanicals used in the gin are grown. Visitors can take a tour of the garden and the distillery, and enjoy a gin tasting in the tasting room.
Manly Spirits Co. – Northern Beaches, New South Wales
Manly Spirits Co. is a boutique distillery located in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The distillery produces a range of gins, including the popular Australian Dry Gin, which is made with a range of native botanicals, such as sea parsley, lemon myrtle, and finger lime. The distillery also produces a range of other spirits, including vodka and whisky. Visitors can take a tour of the distillery, enjoy a gin tasting, or even participate in a cocktail-making class.
Never Never Distilling Co. – McLaren Vale, South Australia
Never Never Distilling Co. is an award-winning gin distillery located in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The distillery’s signature gin, Triple Juniper, is made using three different types of juniper, giving it a bold and complex flavour. The distillery also offers a range of other gins, including a navy strength gin and a limited edition Christmas gin. Visitors can take a tour of the distillery and enjoy a gin tasting, as well as participate in a gin blending workshop.
Cape Byron Distillery – McLeods Shoot, New South Wales
Cape Byron Distillery is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the art of distilling and the world of spirits. Located in the beautiful Byron Bay area of New South Wales, Australia, the distillery is nestled among the rolling hills and lush rainforests of the region. Visitors can take a guided tour of the distillery to learn about the distilling process, taste the various spirits produced on-site, and gain insight into the history and culture of the local area. With a focus on sustainability and local ingredients, Cape Byron Distillery offers a unique and memorable experience for all who visit.
Husk Distillers – North Tumbulgum, New South Wales
Husk Distillers is an award-winning distillery located in Tumbulgum, New South Wales, Australia, and is a fantastic destination for those interested in exploring the world of craft spirits. Visitors can take a guided tour of the distillery, which includes a walk through the cane fields where the distillery’s key ingredient, sugar cane, is grown. The tour then continues into the distillery itself, where visitors can learn about the process of distilling, from the fermentation of the sugar cane juice to the aging of the spirits in oak barrels. Of course, the highlight of the tour is the tasting room, where guests can sample Husk’s range of premium spirits, including their signature Ink Gin. The distillery is set in a picturesque location overlooking the Tweed River and surrounded by lush greenery, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink.
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