Owner Distiller, Belgrove Distillery
Peter is often described as a renaissance man – farmer, sculptor, engineer, coppersmith, environmentalist and bio-fuel chemist, and now the distiller of Australia’s first 100% Rye whisky, and the world’s first peated 100% Rye whisky. |
Those who know of Peter's exploits at Belgrove Distillery will be aware that he has taken the path less travelled; opting to steer away from many the commercial constraints faced with conventional... Read More →
Partner, Distiller & Licensee, Black Gate Distillery
I am a mother of 3 girls, I live in a small rural town with a population of 400 people in Central West NSW Australia. In 2009 my husband Brian and I decided to make a big change and build a distillery. While still working full time, we had the shed built and then proceeded to do all the internal fit out ourselves. I went from being an administrator in a school to learning how to install a mezzanine floor, tech screw, install insulation and... Read More →
Founder/Distiller, Four Pillars Distillery
Before throwing my lot into the production of craft spirits, I was a fifteen year veteran of the wine trade having made, sold, marketed and judged some really wonderful wines. |
Australia has some rare and unique botanicals and I am fascinated in how well they work in craft gin production.
Global Brand Ambassador, Four Pillars Gin
Sam loves talking gin! Especially the Australian stuff! Proud ambassador for Four Pillars Gin, based out of the famous wine region in the Yarra valley, in Victoria, Australia. |
Sam has his background in cocktail bartending, most notably at the Black Pearl in Fitzroy, where he was part of the team that was nominated for and won Best international high volume cocktail bar at the Spirited awards 2015 and Drinks International Top50 Best... Read More →
Founder, New World Whisky Distillery
I'm the founder of Australia's best single malt whisky - STARWARD. Our distinctive whisky is matured in Australian wine barrels and Melbourne's highly variable climate matures our whisky much faster than in traditional countries without compromising the quality of the whisky. |
I'd love to talk to spirits entrepreneurs about their journey and anyone else interested in learning about the Australian whisky scene.