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Adelaide Hills Distillery  Building a copper still from the ground up, at Adelaide Hills Distillery we are passionate about using quality Australian produce.

The Dry Vermouth is crafted from our modern blend of Torino inspired roots, herbs, spices and carefully selected Australian native botanicals, with McLaren Vale Chenin Blanc at its base. This variety showcases ripe stonefruit, citrus and herbaceousness, while adding great mid palate fruit characteristics to the Vermouth on which to carry the botanicals.
Aged in old oak and stainless steel with our modern blend of Torino inspired roots, herbs and spices, this Dry Vermouth gets its distinct Australian flair by utilising the French method of adding salinity in the form of karkalla, resinous herbal notes of native thyme and a rounding off of undertones of honey and nuts imparted from roasted wattleseed, tying all of the botanicals together with the varietal characteristics of the Chenin Blanc.
Adelaide Hills Distillery’s Dry Vermouth - Available nationally from all great retailer that stocks craft spirits.

Mindfully Sourced, Sustainably Made.
Quality is important to us, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to sourcing the highest quality raw produce. We have adopted the mantra, ‘Mindfully Sourced, Sustainably Made’, to complement our commitment to implementing best practices that minimise our impact on the planet.
Our journey into sourcing native Australian ingredients gave us a real education into the challenges affecting the sourcing of Indigenous ingredients. Working closely with @somethingwildaus we learnt quickly that most native ingredients sourced within Australia are done so illegally.
We are proud to be able to work with organisations like Something Wild who implement systems that benefit, help establish micro-businesses and return profits to Indigenous communities.

@somethingwildaus are one of our fiercest collaborators and producers. Artisans in their own right, their aim is helping grow business, empower Indigenous communities, as well as help raise awareness of how native Australian ingredients are sourced and used.
You may recognise them from the @adelcentralmarket as ‘the place’ that sells uniquely Australian meats, but Something Wild have also been channelling their efforts into the regulation of native ingredients sourced and foraged from native land, and in doing so implementing a permit system whereby purchasing and distributing indigenous produce is regulated by the indigenous communities responsible for the harvests.
This initiative strives to help establish micro-businesses in Indigenous communities, return profits to traditional landowners, allow traditional landowners to control the sustainability of harvest volumes, systems and helps create employment opportunities in Indigenous communities, thereby improving community welfare.
We liken the initiative of the permit system to the Fair-Trade Coffee Program, as both encourage the consumer to make an educated choice that supports disadvantaged producers and strives to empower communities.
Something Wild are another example of one our favourite producers in Adelaide and Australia doing it the right way.

Production up at Lot 100, Hay Valley has been underway since January, but the cellar door is still a little way away.
Located in Hay Valley in the Adelaide Hills, Lot 100 is a collaboration with @thehillscidercompany, @mismatchbrewing and @ashtonvalleyfresh. Our home will be a premium destination comprising of a production facility, a cellar door, restaurant and function space. Positioned among the established gums atop of our property’s hillside, the cellar door will maximise the sun light hours during the cooler months, naturally reducing our heating requirements, while large windows and doors allow the natural flow of air during the warmer months.
While it’s been a longtime coming, we can’t wait to finally have an actual home to be able to share with you and share a space with so many like-minded producers.

Our flagship gin, 78˚ Gin, is our interpretation of a classic London-dry style. We use pure Adelaide Hills water bored from our underground water reserves on our Hay Valley property that our distillery is built upon, and twelve unique botanicals, never heated above 78.1˚.
Distilling at this gentle temperature ensures that only the purest alcohol vapours interact with the botanicals, and preserves their delicate flavours and aromas.
Adelaide Hills Distillery’s 78˚ Gin - Available nationally from your favourite independent retailer or online from

It all starts with the water, our most valuable resource for distilling.
One of the most exciting features of our site, Lot 100, is how we process our water from three onsite bores. The bore houses located around the property draw from underground bores that were originally drilled for irrigation. Our purpose built reverse osmosis & wastewater plant stores, demineralises and strips all impurities before being sent to our production team.
All wastewater is returned to our wastewater plant where it is treated using live organisms to filter, remove solids and clean the water before sending it to our purpose built dam. By reclaiming this water, we are able to return it to its original intended use; irrigation.

Having long been inspired by using Australian native botanicals, we started a conversation with the team at @somethingwildaus to discuss how foraged Australian Indigenous and native ingredients are often taken without working together with the traditional landowners or under correct permits. From this conversation arose the opportunity to speak with the Motlop family of the Larrakia people.
Working together we have collaborated to craft a truely unique offering in our Green Ant Gin. The Green Ants, traditionally favoured by Indigenous societies for their medicinal benefits and protein content, display vibrant flavours of kaffir lime leaf with a big citrus hit on the palate further enhanced by finger lime.
Something Wild Beverages’ Green Ant Gin - Available nationally from your favourite independent retailer or online from

Our 78˚ Sunset Gin is a new interpretation of our classic 78˚ Dry Gin. Through the use of botanicals such as Strawberry Gum, Bush Apple, Juniper and Rosella, this gin exhibits notes of fresh red berries, subtle hints of pine and a light eucalyptus tone.
Further botanical integration adds depth and complexity, allowing the it to finish with great balance and intensity, just like an Adelaide Hills sunset.
Adelaide Hills Distillery’s Sunset Gin - Available nationally from your favourite independent retailer or online from

Innovative handcrafted Australian spirts. That’s what we believe in at @adelaidehillsdistillery and we can’t wait to share more of the exciting projects coming up. .
Quality produce, great product and mindful production.

A project that we have been working on behind the scenes with Potatoes SA and researchers from @uniofadelaide as a part of a movement to half food loss and waste under an initiative called Friends of Champions 12.3.
At the 2015 UN General Assembly, the UN formally adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Goal 12 seeks to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.” The third target under this goal (Target 12.3) calls for cutting in half per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reducing food losses along production and supply chains (including post-harvest losses) by 2030.
Our work with Potatoes SA is allowing us to develop a use for waste, the otherwise discarded potatoes peelings and pulp, and turn them into a premium vodka, ensuring that all parts of the potatoes grown are utilised. The aim is to provide South Australian potatoes industry and opportunity to transform their waste into a premium spirit.

A big thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the 78 Degrees Sunset Gin.
The response has blown us away and it is our most popular product launch yet.
It’s taken us a little while to catch up with orders, but it’s on the way and everyone should start receiving their online orders today.

Our Sunset Gin, handcrafted and bottled at Hay Valley in the Adelaide Hills, is available for order now.
The 78˚ Sunset Gin is inspired by those closing moments in the day that throw panoramic views across the sky. This vision slowly morphs and changes, continually captivating the viewer.
This gin exhibits notes of fresh red berries, with subtle hints of pine and eucalyptus. Further botanical integration adds depth and complexity, to give the finish great balance and intensity, just like a sunset in some of the remote locations where they are harvested.
Be the first to get you hands on a bottle from one of your favourite retailers below on July 1st or order online - link in bio.
Booze Brothers The Avenues
@fassinaliquor Camden Park, Glenelg, Mansfield Park, Pennington, Somerton Park, Walkerville & Whyalla.
@malttraders CBD & South Bank
Red Bottle Bottleshops
Pitt Street, Elizabeth Street, Chippendale, Haymarket, Alexandria & Pyrmont

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