The concept of the Farmers Wife Distillery was formed sharing a fine gin with friends. I knew it had to incorporate all of my passions: food, flavours, family and friends.
As 3rd generation farmers, we were inspired to share our love of country life and our passion for creating something unique.
The concept of the Farmers Wife Distillery was formed sharing a fine gin with friends. I knew it had to incorporate all of my passions: I wanted to create something that encompassed my love for growing food and gardening, my love of family, friends and community and the idea of mastering different flavours to produce something unique and special.
The sense of place to gather is as important as the creation and we would love for you to join us on our journey as we build and grow a home for the Farmer’s Wife spirits and most importantly to be inspired by the magic of craft distilling.
So here we are at the start of a new chapter in our families lives and we are excited to see where it takes us! We can’t wait to share it with old friends and new and look forward to seeing you on the farm soon.
We are committed to making gin the way gin used to be made, by a one shot distillation in a traditional copper pot still. Our beautiful still was commissioned to Peter Bailey of Hobart in Tasmania and was precariously road tripped home. Copper is essential to the distillation process as the chemical reaction results in a softer and smoother spirit.
We rest our botanicals on the finest quality neutral Australian sugar cane spirit. This spirit provides a clean blank canvas upon which I can weave my botanical magic. We keep only the very hearts of the spirit and then blend it with purified rainwater harvested from the farm.
Created on our farm at Allworth in the Barrington Coast of NSW, this small batch of hand crafted gin is my homage to the tradition of gin making and the native flavours of Australia. Native sage, myrtles and pepperberry along with our signature native sugar bag honey bestow their magic upon this gin, layering each sip with a refined local flavour.
The rare sugar bag honey is produced in small quantities by Australian native stingless bees. This inscribes a unique citrus sweetness that when distilled using a traditional copper pot still delivers a softness and depth to the gin.
On the nose you are greeted with the distinct aroma of juniper softened by the sweet scent of pink grapefruit and a lingering hint of honey. When sipped the distinct punchy juniper notes are first and are layered with citrus from the lemon myrtle, zesty kaffir lime and grapefruit.
This is quickly followed by a savoury warmth (not heat) to the palate from the cardamom, pepper berry & native sage. The Angelica, orris root and liquorice provide an earthy balanced undertone but it is that gorgeous grapefruit and honey that lingers on the palate and leaves you with the feeling and colours of autumn.