CLOSED — Kilderkin Distillery
Ballarat's small batch distillery producing gins and whisky.
Trivia lovers, gather, for here lies a feather of knowledge to add to your cap: Ballarat be the town that was home to Victoria's first-ever distillery. Although the OG gin and whisky distillery has long since retired, Kilderkin has risen in its history-making place.
The distillery is co-homed at Red Duck Brewery (which makes the wash for the Kilderkin whisky). It's named after an old-English barrel size (18 empirical gallons in size for those of you playing at home), which allows the whisky to age faster than its international counterparts due to its smaller barrel size. By 2019, the crew hope to have matured their first whisky — but for now, gins are on offer. Snag a Scoundrel Gin: notes of juniper and coriander, and accents of fresh citrus are balanced with grains of paradise, cinnamon verum, and green and brown cardamom.
The bar is open seven days a week alongside Red Duck.