Discover Ipswich Magazine 2023
Ipswich’s own award-winning Gin Distillery Imbibis Craft Distillery, is a small business success story worth celebrating with a tasting room and cellar door, and a range of spirits to sample.
Ipswich has its own award-winning boutique craft gin distillery with a tasting room, cellar door and a range of spirits worth sampling. Founded by award-winning winemaker Jason Hannay and his wife, Maree, Imbibis Craft Distillery prides itself on using Australian ingredients in its small, bespoke gin batches, including bottlebrush, lemon myrtle, native pepperberry and anise myrtle, with many ingredients grown in the Hannay’s very own backyard. When it comes to creating distinctive gins and brandy, Imbibis is leading the way. Chief distiller Jason consulted local Imbibis fans to help create Heritage Gin – a nod to the people, places, history and flavours of Ipswich. It sold out in record time, as did Imbibis’ colour-changing Jacaranda Gin – another local favourite. While it all started with gin, Jason has also created several award-winning brandies, and recently launched Limecello, made with local limes and a limited edition rum. They’re open most Fridays (and other days by appointment) for you to enjoy a gin
and tonic while relaxing on the big leather chesterfield couches. Pre-order platters to enjoy while you toast to the week that was and sample the full range of Imbibis delights. The distillery hosts several special events throughout the year, from gin and chocolate tastings through to live music events, paint and sip nights and private functions. Imbibis Craft Distillery has been recognised on both the Australian and world stage. Clarity: Silver Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2022, Bronze London Spirits Competition 2022 Single Cask Release Brandy (Batch 4): Silver London Spirits Competition 2022 Three Myrtles: Silver London Spirits Competition 2021 Passion: Hottest 100 Gins of 2021 Shiraz Brandy: Silver London Spirits Competition 2021, Bronze Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2021, Silver Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2020. Nestled in the Citiswich precinct of Bundamba is Ipswich's internationally award-winning craft distillery. Stay awhile and enjoy artisan spirits inspired by local botanicals. Imbibis is the perfect venue for a get together with friends or family whilst enjoying the flavours of the region. Open on Fridays (and other times by appointment) for tours and tastings with the Chief Distiller, it is one of Ipswich’s must-do attractions. Be sure to pick up a bottle or two as a memento of your visit to Ipswich. Location-Dot Unit 5, 1 Gliderway Street Bundamba QLD 4304
Make it at home
Fill a highball glass with ice, add 30ml of Imbibis gin, 15ml of Imbibis Limecello, 15ml of Watercress Creek lime juice and top with Long Rays dark soda. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime slice.
By Alli Grant Writer, Marketer and Speaker @incahootsco
Imbibis Craft Distillery
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