Discover the magic of microbrewing with one of the region’s best-kept secrets which has recently relocated to inside Hip Hops Brewers (one of the newest brewers in the region).
Whether you’re a gin, vodka or rum aficionado, or a recent addition to the craft spirit fanclub you're sure to enjoy a few sips of Copper & Cane's locally made liquor with varied flavours infused with native botanical, local fruits and native ingredients.
The brainchild of Guy Dalby, the distillery now occupies a site at Brendale, inside a new brewery called Hip Hops Brewers.
Having honed his craft with distillers in Tasmania, Guy’s emphasis is unashamedly on quality over quantity, with gin created in a 300-litre copper pot that he took with him from the old site of Normanby Rum Distillery at Old Petrie Town.
While they have relocated, visitors can still take the chance to talk to the artisan behind the beverages and hear about how he makes the magic happen.
It’s a part of the business he relishes – sharing his secrets and love of all things gin with like-minded souls.
Copper & Cane specialises in locally produced small batch gins, many of which are flavoured with native botanicals found in the grounds of Old Petrie Town, resulting in a truly unique blend that can’t be found anywhere else.
It’s tapping into a growing demand for locally produced small batch gins, and Guy’s foraging expeditions have led to some inspired discoveries, with native botanicals contributing to the unique blends.
One such blend is a lemon myrtle base with rosemary and wattleseed that delivers a gentle, dry gin, while the Garden Gin has more spice, with grapefruit citrus on the front palate and green melon on the back.
Copper & Cane’s not just about gin – it’s producing unique vodkas and rum is in production too.
After securing a Barossa shiraz barrel, Guy spent nine months ageing vodka to create a limited release that he says drinks like a port, but without the sweetness at the back.
Guy is looking forward to launching some of Australia’s oldest rum using rum made by the Normanby Rum Distillery before it closed.
It was barrelled in 2000-2001 and Copper and Cane plans to release it by the barrel over the next few years – so there’s plenty of reasons for return visits!
If you are a gin lover and looking to taste some new Moreton Bay inspired flavours be sure to check out Copper & Cane, one of the best gin distilleries Brisbane has to offer.
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