Keep your gin up at Brisbane Distillery | Gourmand and Gourmet

Keep your gin up at Brisbane Distillery

Brisbane, you’re about to get schooled.

Sitting pretty in  West End, Brisbane Distillery has opened its doors, and just so happens to be Brisbane’s very first grain-to-glass artisan distillery. Crafting unique gins, rhums and botanical vodkas, we’re only just getting a taste of what this trendy new spot can offer…

Not only do they have shelves of the good stuff available for purchase, Brisbane Distillery also offers a bespoke boozy masterclass for those wanting to learn all there is to know about gin. 

Head upstairs to the loft above the distilling room and take a seat at the Gin School, where you can craft your very own 500ml bottle of the spirit (and have loads of fun in the process). Boasting over 30 copper stills, the school can cater for large groups, but specializes in intimate experiences. With help from the expert distillers, take your pick from over 130 botanicals – including a range of citrus, spices, flowers, herbs and fruits – and get set up at a your own still to start the distilling process. 

Every Master Distiller class at the Gin School includes the opportunity to sip on four unique gins from the distillery, tasty snacks to nibble on, and, of course, your own personalised gin to take home.

Get ready to take the wheel for a hands-on gin experience, and let the fun be-gin. 

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who will pass this class with flying colours.