A little alchemy goes a long way

Martin Pye

Martin Pye, the sole proprietor and Head Distiller of Riverbourne Distillery, is a third generation Pharmacist and has always had a keen interest in the alchemist's art. After a pilgrimage to Tasmania, the spiritual home of Australian Single Malt Whisky, Martin soon embarked on a journey to launch his own distillery, crafting world class whisky, rum and other spirits. 

Under the tutelage of Dean Jackson from Redland’s Distillery, a course designed by the father of Tasmanian whisky, Bill Lark; Martin honed his craft and now mashes, ferments and distills with the same passion and obsessive attention to detail as the award winning whiskies of Tasmania. 

Having studied Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Mathematics, Martin possesses a unique skill set for a distiller that gives him a deep understanding of the processes involved in making the worlds finest spirits. 

ALCHEMY OR SCIENCE - taste and you be the judge...

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