A Journey in Spirit
Starting a distillery from scratch is a mad cap idea, or so some might conclude after investigating the logistics of turning such a dream into reality! It does take determination, dedication and an unshakeable belief in that dream. In a sense it is a real journey in spirit, even before the first spirit starts flowing from the stills.
Tin Shed has been built on this spirit. Every step of the process we employ is hands on; from milling the malt, stirring the mash, making the cut and moving the barrels, to judging which casks to use, bottling, labelling and shipping bottles of INIQUITY to our clients and friends.
True, we are more hands-on than some may consider necessary, but that is the way we choose to make INIQUITY because we believe our way produces the depth of flavour we demand of our whiskies. In short, we simply would not do it any other way.
Bringing our whisky, INIQUITY, to the market has been a real journey and has tested our individual and collective spirit at every step! But we are proud of what we have achieved. We now invite you to share our passion, and enjoy your own journey in spirit, our spirit, INIQUITY.
We were off to a great start with a rating from Jim Murray of our first release of INIQUITY, as 'LIQUID GOLD' with a score of 94 points. Murray described tasting INIQUITY Batch No. 001 as a "gorgeous experience". The highest score he has ever awarded is 97.5. At Tin Shed Distilling we are committed to maintain this great standard.
It's a simple philosophy - to make the very best whisky we can, because we only want to sell and drink the best.
Our passion at Tin Shed Distilling is to produce the very best whisky that we can, using the best locally-sourced materials, and to share that passion with you, our clients and friends. This passion, we call INIQUITY.
To provide our clients and friends with world-class, inspirational, South Australian whisky... INIQUITY.
Tin Shed Distilling Company Pty Ltd is a partnership of like-minded and experienced distillers who share a dream of producing quality whisky from local South Australian ingredients. The company commenced distilling in the middle of 2013 and 'INIQUITY' was born.
‘INIQUITY’... sinful, immoral, or wicked. An appropriate name really, because anything this good is usually illegal, sinful... or just plain fattening! We say, reward yourself with a dram of liquid sunshine at the end of a hard day... or just because you deserve one of life’s wicked pleasures.
While it looks a lot like a double-headed Phoenix, an ancient mythical bird, it also resembles the Piping Shrike, which appears on the flag of South Australia. Sitting, as it does, on a strand of barbed wire, our bird proclaims our South Australian heritage and the difficult journey travelled in realising our dream. One head looks back to the distilling traditions of the past and the other looks to the future and our philosophy.