Here, we hear from Never Never Distilling Co. about their new distillery, why they began the brand, and get their tips on starting a brand.
One of the original brands to sign up to the Indie Spirits Tasting events was Applewood Distillery, which started in a little winery in the small town of Gumeracha in South Australia. A mission to swallow waste and push native ingredients has created a booming spirits business that’s all about ethics.
Over the last five years, the Indie Spirits Tasting has unearthed a bunch of little Australian brands that are grinding away, trying to stake their claim in the competitive Australian drinks market. Our first craft distillery profile for 2020 is Karu Distillery from the foot of the Blue Mountains in NSW
Karu Distillery is an independent, multi-award winning distillery that is hidden away at the mouth of the Devils Wilderness NSW.
Sprawled across two levels on a busy corner of iconic Smith Street Collingwood, the historic building not only holds a distillery, but also houses a commercial brewery, a micro-dairy, as well as an eatery and bar.
Sydney’s Brix Distillers is the latest to open up their shiny gilded temple to distillation. We asked Brix’s James Christopher how they got their start.
Distilleries are taking a leaf out of the winemakers’ playbook and opening their own version of cellar doors: the distillery bar.
Watched over by Wollumbin (Mt Warning) in the deepest caldera in the southern hemisphere, the beautiful, subtropical Tweed Valley in Northern NSW seemed the perfect place to establish Australia’s only Agricole rum distillery, Husk Farm Distillery.
Opening a distillery seems like a great idea, a romantic one (for a certain type of person); opening a ‘moonshinery’ has even more illicit appeal if you ask us. That’s exactly what Melbourne Moonshine mates Ben Bowles and Andrew Fitzgerald did when they opened their urban distillery in South Melbourne in 2015.
Cape Byron Distillery is owned by the Brook family, and world renowned master distiller, Jim McEwan, whom you may know from any number of award-winning whiskies and from the creation of The Botanist Gin. The distillery is set on the Brook family farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay, and they’re making gin with a sense of place.
Despite the inefficiencies in their operation, Never Never Distilling Co. has made an outsized splash so far, landing on some of the country’s best back bars. That may be because they are unashamedly making spirits that appeal to bartenders .