1. The Aussie spirit
What is our history with alcohol? From convicts using booze instead of currency, to the colourful character who created the first cocktail in Australia, to the truth behind how much alcohol was actually involved in the Rum Rebellion, this episode follows the history of distilling in Australia all the way through to what sparked the Godfather of the modern craft distilling movement in Australia, Bill Lark, to get the first craft distilling license in over a century.
Featuring: spirit industry veteran Chris Middleton, historian David Hunt, acting curator of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum Melissa Flyte and the Godfather of Distilling Bill Lark.
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...