If you’re ready to take your gin obsession levels from amateur all the way up to pro, we have just the news for you.
Landing in West End in October is Brisbane Distillery, a grain to glass gin and vodka distillery where they’ll be handcrafting a range of boutique spirits using Queensland ingredients. Getting a new Brisbane based distiller is exciting news in itself, but it gets even better—they’re also launching Brisbane’s first gin school.
Word is that the gin school will give you the opportunity to not just taste test the full range of gins on the Brisbane Distillery shelves, but also make your very own personalised gin. After sniffing and sampling spirits to find your preferred style, you’ll be able to to choose from botanicals like juniper, citrus, spices, herbs, fruit and even Australian bush foods to create your gin in a mini copper still, before bottling up your final product to take home. Cut to you telling everyone you know you’re now a master gin distiller.
The gin school isn’t taking bookings just yet (devastating, we know), but they plan to be open in October, and you can pre-register to be one of the first to craft your very own bottle here. As for the distillery, they’ll be bottling soon, and even plan to have a refilling service where you can take in your spirit bottles for refilling—if that’s not an excuse to drink more, we don’t know what is.
Find out more about the Brisbane Distillery and register for updates on their launch date here.
Prefer your drinks steeped rather than distilled? Check out Brisbane's first tea festival instead.
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