2. Uniquely Australian whisky, vodka & gin
Is it our botanicals, climate or willingness to give anything a crack, that’s helping Aussie craft spirits win awards worldwide? From the native botanicals on Kangaroo Island that happen to be a perfect addition to gin, to the realisation that the Tasmanian climate can age whisky quicker than in Scotland, to the farmer who revived his family farm by creating vodka from his sheep’s whey, this episode looks at the people putting a uniquely Aussie spin on whisky, vodka and gin and getting praised worldwide for their efforts.
Featuring: Bill Lark of Lark Distillery, Peter Belgrove of Belgrove Distillery, Ryan Hartshorn of Hartshorn Distillery, Sarah Lark of Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), Master distiller of Archie Rose Distilling Co. Dave Withersand founder of Nip of Courage Kathleen Davies.
During the making of The Aussie Spirit series, the craft distilling industry lost a dear friend, Raymond ‘Spike’ Desert III. Spike was one of the pioneers of craft distilling in Australia and built the Hoochery rum distillery by hand on the Desert family farm just outside of Kununurra. Luckily...
How do you become a first generation distiller? From the young couple who mixed their love of science and art to start their own distillery in rural New South Wales, to the distiller who decided on a trip to Kentucky that he should buy a distillery in Victoria, this episode focuses on the next...