Visit Our Cellar Door and Distillery

Our wide range of products are made on-site from certified organic or natural raw ingredients. 
Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country at Pokolbin, Hunter Distillery is the only locally owned and operated distillery.

We use premium quality raw ingredients to produce our exceptional range of top shelf spirits. 

Our multi award winning spirits include Gin, Vodka, Liqueur, Schnapps and our award winning Copperwave Distilled Gin.  

TASTINGS - OPEN 7 DAYS - 10am to 5pm

Bookings Essential - 

02 4998 6737

You will enjoy our unique "test tube" tasting experience at Hunter Distillery.


A selection of your choice from our full product range is available 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm.

Tasting fees are $5.00 per person, non-refundable. 6 x 4ml tastings.

Group tastings available. Maximum group size is 20 guests.


Please note:

NO open alcohol is allowed on the Hunter Distillery site - patrons seen with open alcohol will be refused admission.

Also, if anyone is deemed intoxicated, they (and their whole group if applicable) will be refused admission and asked to leave the site. 

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The Gin Making Process Explained

Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is typically made by flavouring neutral grain spirit with juniper berries and other botanicals. 


The exact process of making gin can vary depending on the specific recipe and production method, but there are a few key steps that are generally involved.

Neutral spirit: 

The first step in making gin is to produce a neutral spirit. 

This is typically done by fermenting a base ingredient, such as grains or molasses, to produce a low-alcohol wash. The wash is then distilled to increase the alcohol content, resulting in a neutral spirit with little flavour or aroma.


Botanicals: 

Once the neutral spirit has been produced, it is then infused with a variety of botanicals. Juniper berries are the key botanical ingredient in gin, and are required by law to be the predominant flavor in order for a spirit to be considered gin. Other common botanicals include coriander, angelica root, citrus peel, orris root, and cardamom, though the exact blend of botanicals used can vary widely.


Maceration: 

The botanicals are typically added to the neutral spirit through a process called maceration, in which the spirit is left to soak with the botanicals for a period of time. This allows the flavours and aromas of the botanicals to infuse into the spirit.


Distillation: 

Once the maceration process is complete, the spirit is then distilled again to remove any impurities and create a clear, flavorful gin. 

There are two main methods of distillation used in gin production: pot distillation and column distillation. 

Pot distillation is a traditional method that involves heating the spirit and botanicals in a large pot still, while column distillation is a more modern method that involves passing the spirit and botanicals through a series of columns to extract and concentrate the flavours.


Dilution: 

After the distillation process is complete, the gin is typically diluted with water to reduce the alcohol content and create a more balanced flavour profile. The final alcohol content of gin can vary widely, but is typically around 40% ABV.


Aging: Some gins may be aged in barrels or casks for a period of time to add additional complexity and depth to the flavour. However, most gin, including ours, is bottled and sold immediately after the distillation and dilution process is complete.


Overall, the process of making gin is a complex and intricate one that requires a deep understanding of the botanicals used and the distillation process itself. 

The end result is a flavourful and aromatic spirit that is enjoyed by gin enthusiasts around the world.

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