Adelaide, there’s a new distillery in town!
Southern Shine Distillery has opened in O’Halloran Hill with a range of spirits, a bar, and a restaurant.
Sitting ‘just up the hill’ from Adelaide, the new distillery offers $25 gin tastings and pairings in their unique octagonal building. Founder Scott Blackburn says the building is part of the brand’s identity.
“We have embraced the shape. It transfers through all of our labels and branding,” he says.
“It’s a building that everyone remembers buying fruit from since they were kids. It was left abandoned for four years before we revised it and brought it back to life.”
The two gins currently on offer in the unique venue are blackburn dry gin and an autumn gin. They are paired with two canapés as part of the deal, and they are currently offering Port Lincoln tuna and Hahndorf venison. There’s also a port barrel-aged Korenwijn gin and a navy strength “dry bookmaker” gin on the horizon, and their website also has a “fresh and zesty” limoncello, a whiskey, and a lesser known spirit called new make.
The new distillery makes their flavours with local South Australian herbs and fruits.
“With ingredients sourced from local South Australian suppliers throughout the range, including local barley from South Australia’s pristine Yorke Peninsula, malted to perfection, along with home-grown ingredients and other locally-sourced botanicals, the inclusive destination highlights local growers and producers alike,” Southern Shine says.
Southern Shine’s physical distillery is also impressive, with three Australian-built copper spirit stills and customised metal plaques; Their commitment to their craft is no joke.
“The contemporary, purpose-built facility represents Southern Shine Distillery’s dedication to celebrating the legacy of distillation and the harvesting of ingredients in a uniquely South Australian fashion,” they say.
“The rich background of Southern Shines Distillery’s process is apparent, through their well-practised distillation and spirit maturation philosophy.”
Founded by Scott Blackburn in honour of his grandfather, who crafted spirits for his shipmates during WWII, The O’Halloran Hill location not only has a bar and distillery, but they also have the Stokers Restaurant (named for his grandfather––a stoker). The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including platters with pickles, charcuterie and antipasto to act as finger food with your tastings.
“A perfect pairing to an afternoon of tasting gins, whiskies and wines, or to accompany a more social gathering of friends – our food will inspire and delight your tastebuds,” they say.
We can’t wait to try it out!
They are open from 7am each morning until late weekdays and 1:30am on weekends.
Find Southern Shine Distillery at 25 Main South Road, O’Halloran Hill.