Brogan's Way Distillery | Gin Cellar Door

Brogan's Way Distillery | Gin Cellar Door

Brogan's Way Distillery | Gin Cellar DoorPremium craft gin, made
right here in Richmond.
This is Brogan's Way.

A craft spirit producer with a cellar door, the gin distillery will hold regular master classes and private functions on site.

Some things are best shared. Moments fill with meaning and become memories, giving life its flavour.

Distilled in Melbourne by Brogan herself, this handcrafted range of gins builds on base botanicals with art and precision, inviting you and those you love to experience a life of Spirited Sensations.

Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-6pm says

First Look: A Gin Distillery in a Former Automotive Warehouse for Richmond

Brogan's Way is by a father-daughter duo, offering just three types of craft gin, and cocktails from a Gin Palace alum.

Among the red brick warehouses, auto shops and Victorian cottages of Richmond's backstreets, there's a growing pocket for craft booze. Within a few blocks of new gin distillery Brogan's Way, you'll find Mountain Goat Brewery, craft pub The Royston, and Moon Dog Craft Brewery.

Opening on Saturday evening, Brogan's Way has joined a growing market of urban distilleries that includes Patient Wolf in Brunswick, and Coburg North's Cedar Fox. It's by father and daughter team Simon and Brogan Carr.

Simon is a former automotive production manager who quit his job to study at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and open the distillery. Brogan, who has a laboratory science background, spent three years on a research mission, travelling to more than 30 distilleries worldwide.

'I didn't want to be stuck in a lab forever,' Brogan says. Though Simon can distill, he says it quickly became clear that Brogan was the one with the talent for spirits. 'It became Brogan's way, it's just her way of doing it,' he says.

The interior is replete with the obligatory creeping greenery and industrial shabby charm of an automotive warehouse turned 120-plus capacity bar. Copper distilling equipment looms; its metallic surfaces illuminated in shades of blue, green and orange. Natural Australian timber (wood spotted gum, messmate and stringybark) features in the bar, and in panelling on the walls.

There are three gins on offer: Everyday Salvation, Royal Blood and Evening Light, running from light and fruity to heavy and oily, with hints of Australian botanicals.

he cocktail menu was created in conjunction with Maidenii (and ex-Gin Palace) spirits guru Shaun Byrne, who prioritises the flavours of the gins and pairs them with mostly in-house mixers (tonics are by Capi or Strangelove).

'All the syrups and shrubs and bitters and cordials we try to make ourselves,' says Brogan. 'There's no point buying in if we can make it ourselves.'

The fruity Evening Light gin combines with Maidenii dry vermouth and a house-made raspberry shrub (concentrated syrup) for a vegan take on the Clover Club. The textural (and heady, at 57 per cent alcohol) Royal Blood gin is mixed with fig and cinnamon bitters and salted apple-honey syrup in a bold expansion of the Old Fashioned.

A circular pattern of drinks creation aims to limit waste. The desiccated, lemony byproduct of limoncello is served as tart, chewy garnish. Genuine distillation waste - such as spent botanicals with limited reusability - are sent to the compost at Collingwood Children's Farm.

There's also a selection of local brews from Mountain Goat and Moon Dog, and a tight list of wines from Tibooburra and Punt Road.

To eat, select from four cheese and charcuterie boards with bread from nearby Phillippa's Bakery, each paired with a gin cocktail.

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First Look: A Gin Distillery in a Former Automotive Warehouse for Richmond

Published on 17 September 2018

❊ Address & Contact ❊

Brogan's Way Distillery | Gin Cellar Door⊜ 61 North Street, Richmond | Map
61 North Street, Richmond
(03) 9428 8173

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Brogan's Way Distillery | Gin Cellar Door

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