Winston Quinn – Opening Soon
Australia’s craft-spirit scene is moving from strength to strength, with a growing number of artisan outfits producing world-class drops all over the country. Brisbane is starting to develop its own collection of boutique operations, and newcomer Winston Quinn is looking to help build the city’s profile with its small-batch gin distillery. Ryan and Megan Sanders are the founders of the operation, which set to debut its range and open its bottling and distilling facility and cellar-door-style bar in Fortitude Valley later this year. Inspired by their gin-soaked travels to London last year, the duo (who operate creative agency Binge Creative) decided to take their shared passion to another level. The couple aren’t doing this by halves – the past six months have included an intensive research period, which saw Ryan and Meg working with industry experts to perfect their recipes. The Winston Quinn team is currently outfitting its future home – a 1960s-era warehouse on Prospect Street – where upon launch it will initially be bottling and storing its range while it awaits necessary approvals to set up its own still, which is being imported from Germany. Although exact details on the range are being kept under wraps, Ryan and Meg are planning four gin flavours tailor-made to complement the Queensland weather while remaining approachable for both die-hard gin lovers and novice spirit seekers. You can follow the Winston Quinn journey through social media, but we’ll no doubt have more info for you closer to the brand’s tentative August launch.