Perth Gin Distilleries Tour – Iso Style
GIN is IN!
We know this because of the level of interest you guys have had in our gin tours and gin walking tours and since we can't run them right now we thought we'd improvise.
Saturday was spent re-creating our sold out gin tours into something you can do from home to comply with social distancing and keep you in the spirit.
We stopped by Perth's best gin distilleries and had a chat with the people behind the gins - and boy, we were not disappointed!
If you missed it you can catch all the action here:
Kicking It Off - Old Young's
Distiller James Young was on fire and covered so much GINformation our heads nearly exploded.
This gorgeous venue in the heart of the Swan Valley makes some GINspired gins (and also some great vodkas)
We can't wait to find out what the mystery gin is...
Old Young's is still trading at the moment (albeit without tastings) so you can go have a look around and a chat while you pick up some winner gins - and maybe a bottle of their multi-award winning Pavlova Vodka.
You can also order online, and find the Old Young’s range at all good bottleshops.
Next up we do a quick drop in to Harris Organic - a little organic winery down the road from Old Youngs who just make the one gin (hence the quick chat).
Duncan meets us out the front of the cellar door at Harris Organic - best known for being the only organic winery in the Swan Valley, but you might not know that they also make some spirits, including an organic gin!
Distiller Duncan explains his gin (which you can buy here or at the cellar door) and we can't wait to get back one day soon to taste it!
Swan Valley Gin Co.
Next we jump back on the bus (still filming) with Monique for a trip down Great Northern Highway to the Swan Valley Gin Co.
We meet Nicola among the vines, who walks us up to the distillery to chat with owners Martin and Lorraine, GINjoying a bevvy in the sun.
We meet Jordan (the distiller) who talks us through the process and then we saddle up to the Gintoneria with Nicola where she describes the feature gins in more detail.
Thirsty? Stop by the distillery, they have a drive through set up, or shop the gins online here.
Sin Gin - Swan Valley Settler's Market
Next up we meet Kate and Mark from Sin Gin at the Swan Valley Settler's Market. Kate tells us a bit about the markets themselves and Mark shows us the still and talks us through some of his range of gins.
Sin Gin have 7 deadly sins of gin, plus a Perth Pink and an Australian Dry Gin which you can buy here, at the cellar door in the Swan Valley or these stockists.
High Spirits Distillery
High Spirits Distillery isn't on the beaten track. It's a bit special to visit this distillery on our Gin Distillery Tour as it's definitely a hidden detour. The roller door goes up and your in a world of wonder. There's beakers and a bunch of science-y looking equipment that Mike uses to push the boundaries of gin-making.
As a former chef, Mike puts his palate to the test to bring you some incredible gins (and some fab vodkas) which you can buy here.
Make sure you sign up to the email list though, as many of these small batch releases don't go on sale to the public. Exclusive gin? That's bound to have you in high spirits!
Those who wander are not always lost. And you can't go astray with Wade from Wandering Distillery. This distillery in O'Connor see's Perth-raised Wade return home from the east coast to set up shop as O'Connor's best distillery!
He shows us around and mixes up some of his gins into cocktails for us - including using pomegranate as a garnish and a GINspired negroni.
You can buy Wade's range of gins at the Cellar Door (now that it's finally allowed to open), in many bottleshops, or on the Wandering Distillery website.
So there you have it folks! Our Gin Distillery Tour made couch-friendly to adhere to social distancing and government restrictions!
Make sure you book the real thing for when we can safely take you again, and in the meantime GINjoy drinking local gin and supporting the people behind the stills.