Maria River Distillery – a truly unique Australian small batch distillery.
It started about 4 years ago to see if I could make Limoncello. We’d just come back from holidays on the Amalfi coast and I was fascinated with the way the Italians made Limoncello in big 10L jars.
After a few attempts I managed to make reasonable Limoncello in the same vain as the ones from Amalfi. So I decided to have a go at making Gin…. 3 years later a hobby has got completely out of control, I have been obsessed day and night on this Gin quest. It has taken over my life!!!
Not satisfied with just making Gin, I decided to grown Gin as well. After years of testing different botanical mixes I’ve settled on a very Australian styled Gin. One with a finger lime citrus twist and Strawberry Gum finish. Naturally I decided to grow my own botanicals and have planted out Junipers, Coriander, Cardamon, finger limes and Gum trees etc at the farm.
All based around the tradition of old school spirit making, everything is made onsite, in small batch production. Locally farmed, responsibly sourced, sustainably distilled.