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Big River Distilling Co

Stop by this distillery door to sample artisanal gin and vodka.
By Melanie Colwell
July 08, 2021
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By Melanie Colwell
July 08, 2021
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Based in the industrial area of Fyshwick, directly behind Capital Brewing Co, is Big River Distilling Co. The artisanal distillery was established in 2017 by Clyde Morton, who has a post-doctorate in nuclear physics.

The current range features two gins and a vodka, which you can sample with mixers and garnishes for $15 per person the distillery door. Start with the Canberra Dry Gin, a classic London dry-style gin that is juniper-heavy with coriander, lime, navel orange and lemon myrtle characters. For something a little experimental, there's the Cinn Gin, which strips out the citrus and subs in apple, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Finish up with the 3 Grains Pepperleaf Vodka, which has a subtle smoky, nutty flavour.

For a more immersive experience, join a 45-minute distillery tour. Founder Morton will explain the distillation process and art of gin making before guiding you through a tasting. Tours run at 12pm and 3pm on weekends for $25 per person.

Images: Nathan Harradine-Hale

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