Brisbane Distillery Company
Located in the leafy heart of West End sits Brisbane Distillery Company – a small-batch distillery that specialises in grain-to-glass distilling. The distillery features two space-age iStills are made from six millimetres of stainless steel and come with built-in automated programs for mashing, fermenting, and distilling for the production of whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, vodka, and liqueurs. Currently Brisbane Distillery stocks three kinds of gin in its core range – the Game of Eucalyptus (featuring strawberry, eucalyptus, lemon myrtle, kakadu pluma and finger lime), A Chocwork Orange (juniper, cacao, orange, rosemary, almonds, orris, coriander seeds), and the classic Brisbane Dry (bergamot, lemon myrtle, orange peel, pepper berry, juniper), with the full range set to expand in the coming weeks (monthly specials will also be up for sale). Also included in the range is Brisbane Distillery’s own French Caribbean-style agricole rhum, which is made using sugar cane juice sourced from Rocky Point Sugar Mill. A secret bar utilises Brisbane Distillery’s range across a selection of signature cocktails made to highlight the tones of each spirit. If you’re keen to sample something different, the staff can whip up 90ml batches of custom gin from your choice of botanicals for you to enjoy with tonic on site. Located above the distilling floor is the gin school, which gives spirit enthusiasts the chance to sample and formulate their own gin, which can be bottled and taken home. Bookings for gin school are online now (the two-hour class includes drinks, light snacks and the take-home bottle) and can be made via the Brisbane Distillery website.