Once upon a time, there lived a boy called Rory. When he was young, he loved to draw and paint and make things. When he grew up, he went to Art College, studied Film and got a job. After a few years of making second-rate commercials, he realised he wasn't going to hit the big time in Hollywood, so he had a change of tack and moved into the world of wine and spirits.
Many years later, he had an idea to make some gin, a great love of his, and Nosferatu Distillery was born. With a little help from his friends, he created Nosferatu Blood Orange Gin, the first in a series of gins inspired by film and the arts.
While Rory didn't win an Oscar for his commercials, he did win the prize for BEST GIN BOTTLE IN AUSTRALIA at the Australian Gin Awards in 2018 for Nosferatu Blood Orange Gin. Since then, Nosferatu Blood Orange Gin has gone on to win more awards and hearts & has gathered quite a cult following.
Part two of our story begins with the birth of Mandrake Cucumber and Mint Gin, the younger, mischievous sibling of Nosferatu. Following in the cinematic footsteps of Nosferatu, Mandrake Cucumber and Mint Gin was inspired by the mythical Mandrake Root, which has been featured in folklore, legend, the Bible, Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, and famously in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter films & novels.
Part three of our story sees the birth of baby number three, Giselle Pavlova Gin; the delicate younger sister of Nosferatu and Mandrake. It seems Giselle is already keeping up with her older siblings with a following beyond our wildest hopes.
Part four of our journey took us to the Mornington Peninsula in hopes to create something new and unusual; and that is exactly what we did. Bunyip Sticky Gin was born as a modern interpretation of a french classic called ‘Mistelle’. Bunyip is a specially crafted gin distilled off a lemon juniper base, where after its distillation process, is blended back with seasonal Australian unfermented grape juice. What sets this elusive creature apart even further, is that each batch that is distilled utilises a new grape each time, keeping the core flavours of Bunyip alive but giving it a new twist each time you take a sip.