People try to say no to gin, but it’s 40% stronger, so who can say no? Too much of anything is wrong, but too much good whiskey is never enough. If life gives you lemons, add vodka. Are these familiar to you? There are several distilleries in Australia, making whiskey, absinthe, and gin. Others make moonshine, brandy, vodka, and more. Every week, there seems to be a new Australian distillery launched. That is how booming the industry is right now. The said industry is no longer juvenile, but you cannot say it is mature already either. New wave distillers ushered Australian spirits into a period of adolescence. Below is a list of distilleries that are worth checking out.
Bass & Flinders Distillery
This distillery, founded in 2009, is a handicraftsman distillery. Bass & Flinders produces small-batch grape-based spirits using a traditional alembic pot still. The distillery sets out to create a range of handcrafted spirits. Their passion for adventure resulted in brandies, gins, and liqueurs. This distillery is the first on the Mornington Peninsula and an integral part of it. The distillery was one of the earlier-established Australian distilleries. Bass & Flinders are very proud of making their base spirit. They handcraft their grape-based eau de vie spirit at the distillery. Shiraz grapes or Chardonnay grapes give their product range a unique flavor profile. The distillery is family owned and run. They are the pioneers of Gin Masterclass in Australia. They conduct one of the unique gin masterclass experiences in the country. They do this by letting visitors create their signature gin blend, which they can reorder at any time. The distillery is now at 40 Collins Road, Dromana, VIC, which is a few steps away from the winery trail. You may contact them at +61-03-5989-3154. You may also visit their website at www.bassandflindersdistillery.com.
This distillery learned the craft of spirit making from the ground up. Established in 2014, they followed the footsteps of those who have done it before them. Their three copper pot stills meet their exact specifications. Archie Rose’s distilling team produces exceptional gins, vodkas, whiskeys, and rums. They have a tour of the distillery for visitors to learn first hand how they provide their products. They also let the visitors taste all four of their core spirits. The Archie Rose Masterclass for Cocktail lovers is also available. Bartenders will teach you several things. How to stir, shake, and strain three timeless cocktail classics. Then you can kick back and enjoy the fruits of your cocktail. A whiskey tour is available at the distillery. You can learn how they produce their whiskeys from grain and fermentation. You will also discover their distillation and maturation process. The tour finishes off with a guided tasting of their White Rye, Six Malt New Make, and Rye Malt Whisky. There are other events you may try at the distillery located at 85 Dunning Ave., Roseberry, NSW. You may contact them at +61-02-8458-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit their website at www.archierose.com.au.
Sullivans Cove Distillery’s original location was at the old brickworks at Sullivans Cove. Established in 1994, this is Tasmania’s second-oldest distillery. The new ownership in 1999 improved the quality of the produced whiskeys. People love it for single malts because of the Tasmanian water and malted barley. Tasmania has some of the cleanest water in the world. Thus, making it an ideal place for world-class whiskey production. Tasmania also boasts of having the best barley growing land in Australia. Good grain combined with clean water is the foundation of all good whiskey. 100% Tasmanian malted barley is what the distillery uses for their whiskeys. Whiskey is the main focus of the distillery, but it also released vodka, gin, and brandy. Sullivans Cove Distillery has a new location found at 1/10 Lamb Place, Cambridge, TAS, in 2004. You may visit their website at www.sullivanscove.com. You may contact them at +61-03-6248-5399 or email@example.com.
Australian distilleries are famous for their top-notch rum, gin, and whiskey for decades. The spirits scene begun to boom in recent years. There are traditional and modern distilleries around the country. Whatever your preference is, you can be sure to find something to please your taste.