Mt Uncle Distillery's rum has picked up a swag of prizes. Its Botanic Australis Gin nabbed a gold medal at the 2019 Australian Gin Awards. Founded in 2001, it also makes a highly regarded vodka, whisky, cane spirit and marshmallow liqueur too — and this Far North Queensland distillery does so in quite the standout location.
Nestled below the mountain that gives it this name, Mt Uncle Distillery sits on and sources much of its produce from an Atherton Tablelands farm. Here, you'll find a banana plantation, plenty of streaming sunshine, and alpacas, donkeys, goats, geese and peacocks, too. That's not a claim that every distillery can make, and it certainly makes Mt Uncle memorable.
The distillery's tasting room is open seven days a week — and if you feel like roaming around the property while you're there, that's encouraged.