Indie Tasting Brisbane: Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin

It’s just a matter of weeks until the Indie Tasting concept goes on the road with its first outing: Indie Tasting Brisbane on Sunday, 29th May (click here to book your tickets) at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Caxton Street.

Little-known brands, many of them brand new to market are the staple of Indie Tasting Brisbane, and Poor Toms Gin from Sydney’s inner west is no exception. Started by a couple of mates, Griffin Blumer and Jesse Kennedy, who started experimenting with gin on their kitchen table. Since then, they have spent their savings on a 200 litre German copper still, Jane, and started distilling in a little warehouse up the road. They gathered a crew of wise locals and invited one of Australia’s most experienced gin distillers, Marcel Thompson, to join their team, and Poor Toms Gin was born!

Their Sydney Dry Gin will be available for sampling at Indie Tasting and is making its debut in the Brisbane market. It is handcrafted in small batches from Australian wheat spirit and features fresh green apple, native strawberry gum-leaf, and chamomile. On top of this, the boys have announced they will have a brand new prototype gin, available for tasting for the first time. “The exact specs are a bit of a secret but we’re making something that’s more punchy than our flagship Sydney Dry, and more suited to full-flavoured, high abv cocktails. It’ll be a real gin nerd’s gin,” says Griffin. They haven’t even locked down the final recipe so they will be looking for some customer feedback on the day. Griffin will also be on hand and available to answer any of your questions about his gin.

For more information please check out their website.


Indie Tasting lands in Brisbane on Sunday, 29th May and is Australia’s only independent spirits showcase. Packed with live music, 100-plus craft and boutique spirits, this event is just $20 if you book online. So, click here to book your tickets now!

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