Why 'Dusty Barrel' Distillery?

Our story began earlier but during the setting up of the business, I would often drag the family around to visit other distilleries and during one of these trips, my daughter, who was three at the time, leant on a dusty barrel and uttered those words. This then became our name for the business – Dusty Barrel Distillery was born!

Rekindling The Love...

Years passed.Β  I got married and we had a little one in tow, when we went on a trip to a place called Mendooran, in Regional NSW. We stayed the night at the local camp site where I was reading about the whiskey industry in Australia. I decided to look up distilleries in the areas we were going to camp at, and to my surprise, found that Black Gate Distillery was in Mendooran.

I phoned the number on the gate and Brian, from Black Gate Distillery, welcomed us in. Spending the day with Brian and learning about whiskey rekindled my love of distilling and spirits. Looking at Brian’s operation, I knew this was what I wanted to do and the investigation began…

Two years from that day, we have set up a business, with a still being made and a new shed on my farm under way.

Our Story Begins...

Years ago, travelling through Europe, I went to visit a few schnapps distilleries and found the process fascinating. Whilst whiskey was my preferred choice, I found a greater appreciation of other spirits. Opportunity arose whilst on one tour to work at the distillery and learn the process. It was an amazing week of my life. My rolling thoughts were: “how do I possibly do this back home?” and that thought always stayed in the back of my mind after coming home.

See What We've Been Up To Lately...

Our family wants to share our story and our love of whiskey and schnapps with our friends, family and community. We want to showcase what we can produce from local fruit growers and grain suppliers and have a true local spirit that beats the best in the world!

We love where we live and try to capture our environment is our products.
Relaxed, simple and refreshing so take the journey with us.
#dustybarreldistillery #gin #whiskey #whisky #schnapps #vodka #auzoOur malt has arrived. Thanks to the Stu and Team at Voyager Craft Malt.

Look forward building this mash bill and getting the founders bottle and cask underway.

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#whiskey #whisky #gin #vodka #schnappsIn the wilds of Queensland, a rare sighting of Dusty Barrel Gin.πŸ˜€

Great to see our gin is being enjoyed.

#dustybarreldistillery #gin #whisky #auzo  #schnappsMeet Bart (bbaaaarrt) our new ram on the farm.
Big Barry will stay around the distillery/house and keep up secuirty.

#dustybarreldistillery #newram #grain feed #gin #auzo #vodka #whiskyCellarbrations Monbulk are stocking our gin. Drop by and grab yourself a bottle.

#cellarbrationsmonbulk #dustybarreldistillery #gin #auzo #whisky #schnappsGreat start to a long weekend, eating breakfast and watching the hot airballons rise through the trees. 
#yarravalleybusiness #dustybarreldistillery #gin #auzo #whisky #schnappsPlease suppprt Australian Distillers for a fair and sustainable tax reform.
This redorms helps us create jobs and add to local tourism and hospitality recover from COVID-19Sunday bottling day

All in Family time, washing bottles, filling and labelling and preparing orders.

Thank you to our wonderful customers and we are glad your loving our gin.

#dustybarreldistillery #gin #whisky #AUzo #vodka #schnapps #yarrabusinessWhat a line up...

3 Victorian  distilleries centre stage. 4 lovely gins

Check out The Railway dog in Emerald Victoria.
#dustybarreldistillery #therailwaydog #patientwolf #tinybear #gin #gintasticSsshh experiments under way. Malts, roasted, chocolate, crystal and multi yeast types to form beautiful easters and flavour profiles. Black cockatoos in near bye trees sqwacking with approvel on the smell.
#dustybarreldistillery #whiskey #gin #schnapps #auzo #vodka #whiskyexperimentChelsea Hope photography captured an amazing picture in far north Queensland. Sunset after heavy rain.
#dustybarreldistillery  #chelseahopephotographyReady for the weekend.

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#gin #dustybarreldistillery #schnapps #vodka #AUzo #yarravalleybusinessSummer fun, easy drinker, beautiful citrus blast and we think a citrus gin that envokes another dimension. First release has been  a hit and it has made us excited on producing a second gin. Thanks for the solid feedback Dusty followers.

#gintastic #gin #dustybarreldistillery #whisky #vodka #schnapps #yarravalleybusiness #drinkresponsiblyRelaxWhat a roller coaster of a year.
Fires, COVID, lockdowns, making hand sanitiser and our first release gin.

Happy New Year from the Team at Dusty Barrel. Stay safe and enjoy

#dustybarreldistillery #gin #AUzo #schnapps #vodka #yarravalleybusinessHuge shout out to those who bought our first release dry gin. Made and bottled in Victoria, a beautiful easy drinking citrus summer drink.

If you havent yet purchased, do your self a favour and try this gin and if your wanting to step into gin , then this is the gin for you.

#gin #dustybarreldistillery #whisky #schnapps #vodka #AUzoFrom the team at Dusty Barrel wish youball a safe and festive season.Christmas sorted, lobster and Gin ready.

From our family to yours Merry Christmas and may you have a safe and enjoyable break.

#dustybarreldistillery #gin #whiskey #auzo #vodka #schnapps2020 where nothing has gone to plan , we managed to work with industry leaders to make our gin come to life. Finally its ready and ready to be enjoyed the way you like.
20th December we release our first spirit.
Hurdles jumped new paths taken and we made our destination.
#dustybarreldistillery #gin #AUzo #schnapps # whiskey #vodka20th December 2020 our first gin release

Super excited and the taste test panel have given double thumbs up.

37%abv 700 ml bottle

Juniper, angelica.root, orris.root, coriander, orange, lemon

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