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Another ‘Gold’ for Peach Nectar schnapps

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’ for its Peach Nectar Liqueur at the Australian International Spirits Competition (AUISC) and has also been honoured in the ‘Judges Choice’ category.

This is the second gold medal to be awarded to the Peach Nectar, which claimed gold at the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

AUISC is a new spirits competition for both local and international spirits which is judged on a world scale by predominantly Australian judges, to reflect local tastes in spirits.

Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding has developed many varieties of schnapps which have proven extremely popular among visitors to the Snowy region. Peach Nectar Schnapps is one of its classic range and has a rich succulent flavour.

“Schnapps is not a traditionally Australian spirit, but we have developed a unique twist on European schnapps, that is specially tailored to Australian taste buds,” says Spalding.

“We are delighted with the performance of our Peach Nectar Liqueur in this prestigious international competition, which was established on local soil to celebrate our nation’s discerning palate.”

Wildbrumby has been developing and refining its range of spirits for well over a decade and was the first local distiller to introduce schnapps to Australian snow sports enthusiasts.

The distillery has also previously received awards for its Classic, Rubus Patch and Stallion gin, which have each claimed ‘Gold’ at international spirits competitions in recent years.

It was also named as a leading food and drink innovator in 2017 for its schnapps range in the book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations, which showcased 50 stand-out products across the entire Australian food value chain. 

Wildbrumby was chosen for its focus on product experience and the personalisation of its ever-growing range of contemporary Australian spirits.

Thredbo Valley open for business

Shake Hands with the SnowiesIconic Thredbo Valley businesses, Wildbrumby Distillery and the Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains, are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to ‘Shake Hands with the Snowies’. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) advise that the Thredbo Valley is open from Jindabyne via the Alpine Way. Tourists are encouraged to visit villages and towns in the Snowy Monaro region and they ask that holiday makers return and help the communities get back on their feet. This was a welcome announcement, with the local community looking forward to getting back to business. Wildbrumby Distillery kicked off today.
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Spirit of the Brumbies

Brumbies Gin

Wildbrumby serves up a special gin at World in Union event.

Wildbrumby was proud to present its ‘Spirit of the Brumbies’ Gin at the ACT Brumbies annual fundraising luncheon on August 30, 2019. This special gin was created as a limited release for the World in Union event at the Hotel Realm in Canberra.

To craft this unique spirit, Wildbrumby distillers used 15 of the finest natural Australian Botanicals to represent each of the 15 Brumbies players on the field. The players all received their own bottle, with the remaining bottles from the batch auctioned off to raise funds at this fantastic event.

Wildbrumby takes the road to success

Newly sealed section of Wollondibby Road will ease distillery access and parking for cars and buses.

Wildbrumby Distillery, the creator of award-winning Snowy Mountains spirits, is celebrating the completion of a long-running project to seal part of Wollondibby Road.

The section of road leading from the EcoCrackenback turnoff to the distillery was previously unsealed and heavily potholed.

Eight years in the design phase, the new section of road is now complete.

“We managed and funded the entire project,” says distillery founder Brad Spalding.

“It was a very large amount for a little distillery to come up with, but managing infrastructure is part of the cost of doing business in a remote location.

“We are already managing all our own water treatment and effluent, and this sealed section of road represents yet another big step forward for us.”

A key benefit is the creation of extra parking spaces for both cars and buses, making access to the distillery far easier for visitors.

“This will obviously have benefits for both our customers and our distilling op-erations,” says Spalding. “And in addition, we no longer have huge clouds of dust drifting in from Wollondibby Road.”

The construction of the road was part of a larger project to upgrade the commercial production area of the distillery.

The local council included a condition that the section of road be sealed as part of that development application, says Spalding.

There were, however, numerous engineering and regulatory obstacles to overcome before construction could even begin, so engineer Tom Evans was hired to oversee the project for its duration.

“We had to redesign the layout of the existing road, as well as the location of car parking facilities,” says Spalding.

“This involved a huge amount of planning, and liaising with surveyors, construction crews and the council.”

While Evans was overseeing the engineering aspects of the project, Edwin Kraft managed the civil works, and Peter Burns and his team managed the survey work, Spalding says.

“We think the result is terrific and has really improved the whole appearance of the distillery grounds. Now we just wish those people using the road would slow down a bit.”

There is an official ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for June 2 at 4pm.

“We’ll be calling it our end-of-pothole party,” says Spalding.

Wildbrumby Unveils Its ‘Spirit Of Christmas’ Gin

Limited-edition Black Label gin brings a festive twist to the distiller’s award-winning range of spirits.

Wildbrumby, the Snowy Mountains Distillery, has released a limited-edition Black Label gin which has been crafted just for Christmas.

The Black Label has been created from the traditional botanicals and organically home-grown raspberries used in its Rubus Patch gin.

To this award-winning spirit, we’ve added twists of festive fruit, elderflower and citrus notes to recreate the sublime spirit of Christmas.

These have been carefully balanced with juniper and native botanicals, such as the mountain pepper berry that grows wild in the Snowy Mountains.

“The subtle addition of traditional Christmas fruit to our award-winning Rubus Patch is a celebration of the things we love best as we spend time with friends and family,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Add pristine Snowy Mountains water and organic citrus fruit from the family orchard, and you have a gin that truly embodies the spirit of an Australian Christmas.”

The Black Label gin will be available until Christmas, or until stock runs out. Each bottle is elegantly packaged and includes a festive cocktail recipe card (details below).

Price: $95 (700ML)
Availability: Wildbrumby distillery door and online store

Holy Hoity Toity Cocktail

A refreshing and delightful twist on the classic gin and tonic with subtle notes of elderflower and festive fruit overlay this Black Label limited-edition gin.

How to create it:
• 30ml Gin
• a handful of fresh raspberries
• cucumber and lemon, thinly sliced
• soda with a splash of lemonade or elderflower tonic

Method: Steep raspberries in gin for at least an hour before serving, and then top up with either soda and a splash of lemonade — or add a festive twist with elderflower tonic.

Serve with sliced lemon and cucumber in a high ball or long-stemmed glass, over ice.

Golden Gong For Peach Nectar Schnapps

Wildbrumby wins gold medal at Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’ for its Peach Nectar schnapps in the Schnapps Liqueur category at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

Wildbrumby has been in the spirits business for well over a decade. It was one of the first craft distilleries established in Australia, and introduced schnapps – that quintessential tipple from the European Alps – to Australian snow sport enthusiasts.

Distiller Brad Spalding has developed many varieties of schnapps which have proven extremely popular among visitors to the Snowy region. Peach Nectar Schnapps is one of its classic range and has a rich succulent flavour.

Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Australian Distilled Spirits Award is the only national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs.
“We are honoured that one of our classic schnapps products has received a gold medal in this prestigious category,” says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

“Schnapps is not a traditionally Australian spirit, but we have developed a unique twist on European schnapps, that is especially tailored to local palates.”

This latest award follows recent successes with its Classic, Rubus Patch and Stallion gin, which have all claimed ‘Gold’ at international spirits competitions in Melbourne and Asia.

The distillery was also named as a leading food and drink innovator in 2017 for its schnapps range in the book Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations, which showcased 50 stand-out products across the entire Australian food value chain.

Wildbrumby was chosen for its focus on product experience and the personalisation of its ever-growing range of contemporary Australian spirits.

Stallion Navy Strength Gin Claims Gold

Wildbrumby chalks up new victory with latest gin release.

Wildbrumby Distillery has been awarded ‘Gold’ for its Stallion navy strength gin at the Asia International Spirits Competition last week.

This follows similar successes with its Classic and Rubus Patch gins which have each claimed ‘Gold’ at the Melbourne International Spirits Competition.

The Asia International Spirits Competition brings a major international spirits event to the region, and features trade-only judges. Close to 100 entries were submitted from 15 countries around the world.

Wildbrumby is best known for introducing schnapps to the Snowy Mountains, but over the past few years, the distillery has been undergoing something of a ‘gin revolution’.

Stallion is a high spirited (57%) navy-strength gin, and a smooth and spicy addition to the expanding range of wildbrumby gin, says Wildbrumby founder, Brad Spalding.

Developed for gin connoisseurs in search of a strong, flavourful spirit, it blends juniper and native mountain pepper with black tea, ginger and orchard-grown citrus to create an exceptionally well balanced contemporary spirit.

“Subtle notes of cassia coalesce with more dominant juniper and citrus picked from the family orchard to deliver a punchy pallet of flavours,” says Wildbrumby distiller Sebastian Drüge.

“A smooth, viscous ‘oiliness’ rounds out the spicy spirit, further enhanced by the purity, alkalinity and mineral trace elements of the natural alpine spring water used in the distilling process.”

Wildbrumby Takes Spirited Journey South

Local distillery to promote Snowy region as it showcases gin range at Melbourne’s Junipalooza festival.

Wildbrumby Distillery will be introducing its growing stable of award-winning gin to a wider audience this month at the Junipalooza carnival of gin.

The annual ‘meet-the-maker’ gin festival will run from 21st to 22nd October at Melbourne’s Meat Market, and features distillers from around Australia and beyond.

Distillers Brad Spalding and Sebastian Drüge will be manning the Wildbrumby stand at the show, offering free tastings to all attendees, and demonstrating how the unique Snowy Mountains environment has shaped their range of gin, with its pristine alpine water and wild native botanicals.

Although best known for bringing schnapps to the Snowies, the past few years have been something of a ‘gin revolution’ at the distillery.

Its Rubus Patch gin claimed ‘Gold’ at the 2017 Melbourne International Spirits Competition, following in the footsteps of its Classic gin the previous year. It has since added to its range with the release of Stallion navy-strength gin.

“Junipalooza presents us with the opportunity to share our unique distilling heritage with Australian gin enthusiasts, while raising awareness of the Snowy Mountains as a region,” Spalding said.