In case you missed it, Geelong’s new gin distillery has opened its doors

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In case you missed it, Geelong’s new gin distillery has opened its doors

You’ll never be short of a sip at Anther Distillery.

If you needed further proof that gin was having a serious moment, then the opening of Anther Distillery in Geelong is it.

The key takeaways

  • Anther Distillery has opened in Geelong
  • Anther Spirits was born out of curiosity and a love of hand made craft spirits
  • The venue offers tours, tastings, events and of course their specially made cocktails

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Located at the Powerhouse site at Federals Mills in North Geelong, the Melbourne-based small-batch gin company swung open their cellar door for retail and distillery tastings and tours back in November, and they’ve been a hit ever since.

Created by husband and wife, co-owners and co-distillers Dervilla McGowan and Sebastian Reaburn, Anther Spirits was born out of curiosity and a love of hand made craft spirits, and championed by the teams desire to experiment and collaborate so they can develop great new distillates. With a cumulative 45+ years in the Australian and world-wide hospitality industry between them, and having been awarded Australia’s Best Gin in 2018, the Geelong distillery became a labour of love for the duo.

Making the light-filled, large red-bricked, heritage-listed building within the famous Federal Mills Woollen Mills site their own, the distillery has been in the works for the past two years, originally intended to open to the public earlier last year.

With its opening, the Anther Distillery offers the spirit lover or the adventurous at heart the opportunity to discover the flavours of Australia’s craft gin industry, right in our backyard! Guests can participate in local flavour experiences with hands-on exploration of native ingredients, delighting the spirit lover with tours, tastings and events, with the ability to host 250 people in their space. There are also future plans for distilling courses and gin-making classes.

If you’re just keen on heading there for a drink, the Anther Distillery bar offers Gin and tonic tasting flights, seasonal cocktail tasting flights and of course their specially made cocktails. Our eyes are on the Anther Blackcurrant Negroni made with Anther gin, Maidenii Sweet Vermouth and Marionette Cassis.

While the past eight months haven’t been kind to anyone starting a new business (especially opening a new distillery), The Anther Distillery have put some of their focus into a newly relaunched e-commerce store providing sanitiser, award-winning gin, home Anther Gin tasting packs, and Anther bottled cocktails – allowing people to enjoy the Anther Distillery experience at home.

Whether you’re a gin aficionado or a recent addition to the fanclub, you’ll no doubt be stoked with all this new distilleries in North Geelong. Overflowing G&T’s, coming right up.

Anther Distillery is located at PH3 Federal Mills, 33 Mackey St North Geelong. Head to the website for more information.

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