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Animus Distillery

Kyneton's own gin distillery and cocktail bar.
By Kayla Larson
October 17, 2018
By Kayla Larson
October 17, 2018

When the Animus team started out, it was waiting for its barrel-aged whisky to mature — but the four lads didn't sit idly around, twiddling thumbs and rolling each other across the plains in Kilmore. Instead, they decided to use their time wisely to create a gin. Or, as currently is the case, five vapour-pressed varieties of the stuff.

The Davidsonia Gin is its take on England's traditional sloe gin, but with a distinctly Australian flavour. Using native Davidsonia Pruriens — a tropical sour plum from the temperate regions of northern NSW and Queensland — the distillery has steeped the plums in their award-winning dry gin to create an intense and unique character.

The best part is that the distillery's cellar door also operates as a cocktail bar on Kyneton's main drag. It's open every night of the week — and it's only an hour away from the city on the V/Line.

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