Hepburn Distillery began with the idea of LOCAL and drawing from the mineral-rich soil, and abundant rainfall of Hepburn Shire. Surrounded by forest in cold, spud country, we were inspired to make a product that grew locally, was free of chemicals and low in food miles. We source as many of our raw materials as we can locally, organically and seasonally and grow some of the botanicals for our gin.
Our commitment to being SUSTAINABLE is at the heart of our lives and our business. Our packaging and labels are made from recycled and FSC approved paper and we compost all our organic waste onsite. Where we have to import materials or products (such as our bottles which are manufactured in China) we offset the carbon footprint of travel and postage with tree planting partnered with Fifteen Trees .
Living close to the earth and the cycles of nature means that every batch of spirit we make is UNIQUE. Being small and seasonal gives us the opportunity to forage, experiment with flavour, make use of gluts in produce and collaborate with other producers, chefs and business owners. In autumn we pick blackberries for our gin, in winter we harvest excess lemons. Each season provides new opportunities for experimentation with new flavour combinations.
We are delighted to be able to announce that our new Daylesford distillery is open! You can now enjoy our award-winning spirits in a number of different ways. You can drop in for a tasting flight of either gin or vodka, a seasonal cocktail or your favourite gin and tonic, to drink at our bar. You can buy yourself and your friends some of our exclusive spirits to take home (many of which are only available direct from our cellar door) or you can book in for a full distillery tour and guided tasting.