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The Largest Gin Tasting in the World!

We called on all local gin lovers to join us at wildbrumby to celebrate Aussie gin & break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest gin tasting event ever on November 22. You answered the call and we claimed the world record with a photo finish!

Multiple venues around Australia hosted 802 participants, which surpassed the previous record of 796 held by the Brits, allowing us to claim the Gin Ashes.

A big thank you to all who took part and a massive thanks to the event organisers at Gintonica.

 

wildbrumby opening hours

OPENING HOURS

 

––STILLHOUSE CAFE––
Serving sumptuous Austrian meals, beers and schnappy cocktails, with a wide range of wildbrumby spirits available at the distillery door

Thursday, Sunday and  Monday  |  10am to 5pm

Friday and Saturday | 10am to 6pm (4 – 6pm Antipasti and Cocktails)

Telephone bookings are requested for lunch reservations to avoid disappointment

Please call 02 6457 1447 to ensure a booking.

 

––DRIVE-THRU BOTTLE SHOP––
A wide range of wildbrumby schnapps, gin and vodka is available at the drive-through located in the carpark 

Tuesday and Wednesday  | 10am to 5pm

 

––ONLINE SHOP––
Our full range of schnapps, gin and other spirits can be purchased from our online shop

Open 24/7

 

wildbrumby is 100% Australian made and owned

 

Have yourself a schnappy gin-filled Christmas

Schnappy Christmas Tree

We’ve got all the ingredients to add a dash of magic to your festivities this year.

Let’s raise a glass to Christmas 2020. It’s been one heck of a ride getting here, but like a true Christmas miracle, this festive season looks set to deliver the fun-filled celebrations we’ve been dreaming of all year.

Fine food and drink are the hallmarks of the silly season, and while we’ve never let a lack of snow get in the way of the great Australian Christmas, traditional mulled beverages just don’t cut it this time of the year.

For most of us, summertime celebrations are spent beside the pool or the barbie where ice-cold beer and cocktails are the stars of the show. So whether it’s a sparkling peach bellini, sour cherry martini, or a limited-edition pink gin & tonic that jingles your bells, we’ve got all the ingredients to make yours a magical one.

Black Label Christmas gin
Born through blending vibrant Christmas flavours with our award-winning Rubus Patch Gin, this is a gin you’ll wish someone would gift to you.
Our Black Label Gin has vivacious notes of festive fruits and elderflower paired with homegrown raspberries, juniper, and a trio of citrus. And like all our gins, this one is balanced with pristine alpine water and native botanicals found in our own backyard — the Snowy Mountains.

You can enjoy this lusciously pink gin over ice or with a quality tonic. But the best way to enjoy a festive fruit-forward gin? In a big glass of our Holy Hoity Toity cocktail while you lounge around in a sun-bathed beach chair. Heaven! Serve to your party guests or be the best gift-giver and surprise a loved one with a bottle under the Christmas tree. Just remember, you deserve one too.

Holy Hoity Toity
Like a classic gin and tonic but with a festive twist. Our wildbrumby Black Label Gin is the centrepiece of a cocktail with all the sleigh bells and whistles. Sweet, fruity and paired perfectly with a traditional pavlova – your Christmas party guests will be coming back for seconds.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Black Label Gin 30ml
Soda Water and Lemonade (or Elderflower Tonic)
Raspberries
Cucumber
Lemon

Method:
Steep raspberries in wildbrumby Black Label Gin for at least an hour before serving. Prepare garnishes by thinly slicing lemon wheels and cucumber strips.
Add ice, garnishes, soaked raspberries and wildbrumby Black Label Gin to a large wine glass. Top with either elderflower tonic, or soda water and a splash of lemonade. Shop for Black Label gin here.

Can’t get enough of our Festive Cocktails?
Neither can we.
Here are two more of our go-to cocktails for summer. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas with family or cheering farewell to 2020 (FINALLY!) these cocktails are fruity, easy to make and sure to impress party guests.

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Sour Cherry Martini
What would Christmas in Australia be without buckets of rich red cherries?
Our wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps is a seasonal addition to our schnapps range —providing this martini with true tart, candied cherry notes.
Give the gift of good drinks to your martini-loving friend with our Sour Cherry Martini Pack here.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps 60mL
wildbrumby Kosciuszko Vodka 30mL
Maraschino Cherry

Method:
Add ice, wildbrumby Sour Cherry Schnapps and wildbrumby Kosciuszko Vodka to a mixing glass and stir for 15 rotations. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a single maraschino cherry.

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Bellini
Inspired by 15th Century paintings of pink togas and holy garments – the Bellini is sophisticated in flavour and simple to create here for extravagant celebrations! It’s been a long 2020 and we’re all itching to ring in a better New Year. So, pop the cork on our wildbrumby Brut and get those bubbles flowing.

All you need now is good company to share the special occasion and our award-winning wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps.
You can find our Bellini Pack ready-to-go here.

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps 20mL
wildbrumby Brut

Method:
First, garnish your chilled champagne flute with a slice of fresh peach. Pour wildbrumby Peach Nectar Schnapps into your glass and top with wildbrumby Brut.

Cheers from the wildbrumby team!

Dandelion & Honey schnapps is in full bloom

Wildflowers are in bloom, the sun is out, and the mountains are singing for adventure. 

Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating with a floral, herbaceous and honey-sweet treat – our Dandelion & Honey schnapps.

Incorporating wild, handpicked dandelion flowers and local alpine honey with a base of our Pink Lady Apple schnapps. This is a seasonal schnapps made to be savoured for as long as our dandelions are in bloom.

You may be asking yourself, why dandelion? This vibrant yellow flower is highly aromatic and known as one of the most common edible flowers. In teas and drinks, dandelion gives off a rich herbaceous and floral flavour often served alongside honey and lemon.

Local alpine honey is a key ingredient in our Dandelion & Honey schnapps too. As bees busily venture from plant to plant, the taste of the snowy mountains in spring is collected into each drop of their gorgeous golden honey.

For us, the vibrant notes of wildflowers and local alpine honey are the true flavours of spring. So, where does the idea of floral schnapps come from?

Herbs and flowers, like dandelion, have a long history in liquor creation. Particularly in Western Europe where many traditional alcoholic beverages consumed in springtime, and beyond, are herbal liqueurs and aromatised fortified wines.

Today, you’re bound to come across plenty of cocktails celebrating springtime with herbaceous and floral flavours.

Here’s how we like to drink it:

Our Dandelion & Honey schnapps is delectable served neat or over ice. You can also try it as a boilermaker with your favourite lager after a long mountain bike ride or enjoy it in a simple cocktail like our Dandelion Highball. What better way to celebrate spring than with a floral and honey forward refresher?

How to make the Dandelion Highball (aka Angry Bee):

Ingredients:
wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps 60mL
Fresh Lemon Juice 15mL
Soda Water
An edible flower

Method:
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and fresh lemon juice. Stir in ingredients and top with high-quality soda water.

Want to make this drink extra special? First, add ice to your highball glass and fill it halfway with soda water. To a cocktail shaker, add ice, fresh lemon juice, our wildbrumby Dandelion & Honey schnapps and shake well.

Using the cocktail shaker will thoroughly mix these ingredients and creates a soft texture that tastes phenomenal and is sure to impress your friends.

Strain the contents of your cocktail shaker into your highball glass and top with extra soda water if needed. Garnish with your favourite edible flower – our pick is the dandelion, of course!

 

*wildbrumby seasonal products are available from our online shop or distillery door for limited periods only.

Are you a Local Luvva?

The only cases we want to increase this year are cases of wildbrumby products blessing the shelves at BWS stores following their Local Luvva campaign to support small, independent brands like ours. But we need your help!

BWS say they will stock the top 18 brands across Australia based on a public vote, so we’re asking you and your drinking buddies to vote for us. You’ve got until Friday, 2nd October to cast your vote so please help us SPREAD THE LOVE across Australia!

You can vote here: bws.com.au/productgroup/vote-for-local

Thank you ❣️

Warming cocktails to make this winter

Negroni

Here at wildbrumby, wintertime is our favourite season!

Roaring fireplaces, snow angels, ski slopes and snowflakes – the world is a little more magical at this time of the year. Ok, maybe winter looks a bit different to you. But we think you’ll agree that this season isn’t complete without a mug of hot gluhwein or a steamy winter warmer.

So, to toast the winter, we’re sharing a few must-try winter cocktail recipes so you can re-create the spirit of the Snowies in your own home.

Here’s a hot tip…
The secret to any warm cocktail is to pre-heat your mug or heat resistant glass. To do this, pour hot water straight from the kettle into your vessel of choice and allow the heat to warm it up. Just remember to discard the hot water before serving your cocktail. Now, get creating the perfect Après treat!

 

Glühwein
You can’t make a list of must-try winter cocktails without mentioning the king of all winter warmers.

Gluhwein

Glühwein is a warm, wine-based drink enjoyed throughout western Europe during wintertime, mulled with a delicious blend of wintery spices. The literal translation in German is ‘glow-wine’, and that is exactly what this drink does. One sip and you’ll be glowing with warmth from head to toe.

How to make it:
All the hard work is done for you with this fusion of spiced wine and pink lady apple schnapps. Simply pour a bottle of our wildbrumby Glühwein into a pot. Add a cinnamon stick, star anise, orange slices and heat on a stovetop. Make sure to heat the liquid without bringing it to the boil.

Once warm, serve into 4 pre-heated mugs and garnish each with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.

 

Negroni Tea
Possibly the simplest cocktail on our list is the Negroni Tea.
Our wildbrumby Negroni is an expert blend of our award-winning classic gin, our seasonal baked apple schnapps, and a dash of homemade Italian bitters. It’s all there in the bottle. Ready for you to enjoy over ice with a slice of orange. Imbued with vibrant spices, there is only one thing that could make this cocktail more perfect for winter – give it a hot twist!

Ingredients:
120mL Rooibos Tea
60mL wildbrumby Negroni

How to make it:
Add boiled water and rooibos tea to a teapot and brew for 4 – 5 minutes. For one serve, pour 120mL of rooibos tea into a pre-heated mug and top with 60mL of wildbrumby Negroni. Rooibos tea combined with our wildbrumby Negroni is vibrant in colour and has a berry, spice-filled scent that will awaken your senses all by itself.

 

Liquid Apple-Butterscotch Pie
What’s better than apple pie? How about an apple pie with butterscotch… in liquid form! That is exactly what this drink is. Delicious toffee notes from our signature wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps matched with cinnamon spice and apple sweetness. You’ll want a second serving of this drink.
Better still, it is low in alcohol volume. So, you can enjoy a little bit more after a long day on the slopes.

Ingredients:
400mL Cinnamon Tea
400mL Sparkling Apple Juice
200mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps

How to make it:
Make the Cinnamon Tea by placing 2 cinnamon sticks and 2 cups water into a pot. Bring to boil and allow the tea to simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
At the same time, heat 2 cups of Sparkling Apple Juice in a separate pot over the stove and bring to the boil.
Once your cinnamon tea and sparkling apple juice are heated, add 100mL of each to a pre-heated mug and top with 50mL wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps. Repeat this step to achieve four serves and garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick.

 

Faceplant
The best kind of Faceplant you’ll have all day! Baked Apple Schnapps brings home the sweet spirit of home-grown pink lady apples, cinnamon, cloves and star anise — and a velvet layer of whipped cream on top will soon melt away all memories of any snow-related mishaps.Baked Apple | Faceplant

Ingredients:
Baked Apple Schnapps
Whipped cream
Cinnamon

How to make it:
Warm 25 ml Wildbrumby Baked Apple Schnapps gently in the Microwave for 10-15 seconds in a shot glass. Top with whipped cream and add a light dusting of cinnamon. Sip and savour with friends, preferably in front of a roaring fire.

Be snug and warm this winter, and don’t forget that all wildbrumby ingredients are available online or at our distillery door.