Name a more classic combo than gin and tonic – I’ll wait. But you shouldn’t wait to head along to Brisbane’s newest distillery and gin school, Brisbane Distillery.
No joke, if you want to take your gin tasting to connoisseur levels, you can sign up to the Master Distillers Experience where you’ll be guided through the gin distilling process.
You’ll start with a tasting session so you can pick your fave flavours to add to your own concoction. There are over 100 botanicals and a whole bunch of Aussie bush foods, so you’ll find something that tickles your tastebuds.
Then you get right into the distilling, complete with expert guidance, mini copper stills and your own personalised label to take home when you’re done.
Of course, you can drop in any time for a casual gin tasting and/or buying. They make their base spirit right on-site and create some unique flavours from there – including Chocwork Orange which is crafted with cocoa, rosemary and orange.
Seriously though, how big are the bragging rights next time you have mates over and crack out the G&T’s with a simple “oh let me just grab the gin I made”.Image: Instagram @brisbanedistillery