Through the process of forming this distillery we stumbled across areas where we had a choice, waste or re-use. Due to the surrounding land the distillery is placed upon we have been able to incorporate a more sustainable approach to the distilling process of our spirits.
Able to grow and control the entire growing process of the grains used to produce our spirits means we know precisely what goes into our products and be completely hands-on for the entire distillation process.
The spent grain waste that occurs from making the vodka is happily received by our cattle in the surrounding paddocks. Instead of treating the product as a waste we are able to put it to good use.
Our water is sourced on site. Below the surface, we have access to natural spring water which is gravitated up by a solar pump. This water is of high quality, and since a large portion of alcohol is made up of water it's essential to use only the best, this water is also what makes our spirits stand out amongst the crowd.
The bi-product nutrient-enriched water from the distilling process is re-distributed onto the surrounding 450 acres of farmland, acting as fertigation. Meaning we are able to avoid having to cart water to be disposed of elsewhere and consume carbon miles on the roads.
It was more of a coincidence that we ended up using what was already left lying around. Up-cycling is something stumbled upon in the process of establishing this distillery. But it has assisted in creating the charm it holds today. From converting the old shearing shed into the distillery. Using the weathered hardwood timbers that once formed the sheep yards which now take centre stage as the barn door.