Sure, we've still got winter to get through, but it's never too early to start dreaming about sunny spring afternoon G&Ts. And to help us get there, Brunswick-based gin producer Patient Wolf will open the doors to its Brunswick distillery for one day this Saturday, June 23.
It's been almost 18 months since Matt Argus and Dave Irwin joined the growing ranks of Victorian artisan spirits producers, launching their first small-batch dry gin with the help of a Pozible campaign. And they've certainly been busy ones, with Cookie, Howler, and award-winning cocktail bar The Everleigh just some of the local venues quick to add Patient Wolf to their collections.
But there's nothing quite like enjoying your gin-fix straight from the source, which you'll be able to do from 1–6pm, when the label's tasting bar opens to the public for the second time. Patient Wolf will deliver the full gin experience out of its Albert Street digs, where gin lovers can not only indulge in their favourite tipple, but enjoy free tastings, learn all about the botanicals that give this spirit its unique flavour and buy a bottle from the cellar door. All while marvelling at the boys' shiny 220-litre copper still, which was custom-made in Germany and takes pride of place in the distillery.
Over 500 people turned up to Patient Wolf's last open day — so we reckon you'd best rock up early.