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.  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!

Ready for the weekend.

#gintastic
#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

#gin #dustybarreldistillery #AUzo #vodka #schnapps #yarravalleybusinessDusty Barrels dry gin coming soon.

Check in for release date

#gin #dustybarreldistillery #schnapps #AUzo  #vodka #yarravalleybusinessBottling day in preperation for our release.

Sitting back looking at our distillery and now product bottled, gives us an overwhelming sense of pride and achievement.
Go Team Dusty
#whiskey #dustybarreldistillery #gin #vodka #AUzo #schnappsSitting at distillery door having a nip watching the storm roll by. Double rainbow double the luck.Gin..... Dusty Barrel Gin

 labels are on there way... Not long now

#dustybarreldistillery #yarrabusiness #gin #whiskey #schnapps #auzo #vodka
#notlongnowMeet Poa, our Waler horse, the same bread our soldiers in the light Horse rode.
Poa is a gentle giant who and roams around the house and occasionally visits the distillery. Two characters  captured on the label for our first release. Who is next??
Jennifer Trott creative designs really has capture something special.
#dustybarreldistillery #gin #foundersclub #schnapps #whiskey #oyzo #yarrabusiness #vodkaOur first release is on the horizon. 
Meet Baz, our security and house hold pet.
Baz visits the distillery and checks out the goings on. We wanted to capture the characters who make this place special each day. Who is next??
#dustybarreldistillery #gin #foundersclub #schnapps #whiskey #oyzo #yarrabusiness #vodka300 of our 430 trees planted.
Massive effort for two and little one.

Tomorrow if weather holds off we'll try another 90 planted.

#ribbonsofgreen #yarrabusiness #dustybarreldistillery #foundersclub #whiskey #vodka #gin #schnapps #oyzo