Founded by obstetrician and fertility specialist Toby Angstmann, Canberra's Underground Spirits was brought into this world with a "life's too short" mentality. Even when you're a well-regarded doctor, life is clearly too short not to pursue your dream of making spirits.
Angstmann has transported some of his medical skills to his new business, too — which is where the brand's impurity-removing cryofiltration process was born. The result: smooth tipples that go down easily, as anyone who tries Underground Spirits' caramel vodka discovers. Of course, the very concept of caramel vodka was always going to tempt tastebuds. How could it not? Think warm, sweet, creamy and buttery, and the kind of spirit you'll want several sips of.
Underground Spirits' distillery is located in Kambah, in the southern outskirts of Canberra, with products available online. As well as caramel vodka, it makes cold-brew coffee vodka, shiraz and pepperberry gin, a special-edition native gin in collaboration with the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, and standard vodka and gin.