Finders Is the Lower North Shore's New Gin Distillery — and, Yes, It's Making Hand Sanitiser

You can't have a drink at its St Leonards digs just yet, but you can order its gin and sanitiser online.
Cordelia Williamson
Published on April 14, 2020

Despite it not being an ideal time to open a brand spanking new gin distillery and tasting bar, Finders Distillery has just launched. But, instead of opening the doors to its St Leonards space, the lower north shore's first distillery is starting out online — so you can get your gin fix regardless.

Its first release is an Australian dry gin, made with orange peel, chamomile, native gun and wattle seed, which you'll be able to buy online from Wednesday, April 22 for $79. Also on the lineup are an Australian vodka ($69) and, yes, a hand sanitiser. Like many Australian distilleries and breweries, Finders has created its own finger-cleaner following World Heath Organisation guidelines. It's currently sold out, but 1000 500-millilitre bottles will be landing on the website on April 22, too.

To launch its first batch of Australian dry gin, Finders founders Kyle Ford and Georgia Conn started a Pozible campaign in March, which received $22,506.

In the future, you can expect more Aussie spirits from Finders, too. The distillery's ethos moving forward is to celebrate a region of Australia by sourcing botanicals unique to that specific area for each gin it makes.

You can get these gins and sanis delivered to your door or you can pick them up — and get a quick socially-distant peek at the new digs. The distillery and tasting bar is then hoping to officially open to the public once restaurants, bars and cafes across the country can reopen.

Finders Distillery is slated to open at Unit 12, 6 Herbert Street, St Leonards later this year. In the meantime, you can order its Australian dry gin and hand sanitiser from Wednesday, April 22.

Published on April 14, 2020 by Cordelia Williamson
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