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21 August

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There's a light wind outside, perfect to set sail and explore some Damn Fine Gin from the West of Australia.

THE DISTILLERY

Our gins are small batch distilled in Pugwash, our Hungarian custom made 600 litre copper pot still located in Margaret River, Western Australia. While we don’t have a regular cellar door at the distillery, if you are going to be in the area then drop Rummy rummy@thewestwindsgin.com an email and if he is distilling then he will be happy to show you around.

THE WEST WINDS GIN BAR & PILOT DISTILLERY

Nestled in the heart of Leederville within Bill’s Bar & Bites, The West Winds Gin Bar & Pilot Distillery is our new space for experimentation and exploration!

Featuring a cocktail list designed by our distiller and National Brand Ambassador, a 100L pilot still and a top-notch selection of Australian spirits, this is the place to be to see and taste the latest in innovations from The West Winds Crew.

Masterclasses are running weekly on everything from Gin History to Cocktail Creation and even Distillation! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out when the next session is coming up or check out our calendar of events.

The bar is open for a casual drink and chat Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm.

GIN MASTERCLASSES

THE BIRTH OF GIN COCKTAILS

You’ve heard of the Martini but do you know it’s predecessor the Martinez? The word cocktail was first coined in 1806 and Gin was there to kick off the craze with an expanse of recipes that developed over the next 200 years. Join the West Winds Gin National Brand Ambassador Brendan Scott Grey as he takes you on a journey of flavour and aroma from the earliest of cocktail recipes from the 19th and 20th century utilising traditional liqueurs, syrups and bitters that will surprise your taste buds and kick start your love for the classic drinks of socialites and debutants. Guests will sample 6 traditional gin cocktails and then craft their very own creation utilising flavours from the previous centuries.

Light snacks and a West Winds gin and tonic supplied on arrival.

Make your booking here. Duration: 1.5 hours Price: $60 per person

CRIB COCKTAILS

The greatest bartenders through-out the ages have all had one thing that the most people generally don't - a bar. The kitchen is a different setting but can be just as versatile when creating cocktails so we've set up a selection of easy recipes to make and entertain with at home. Brendan will show you how to utilise simple house hold ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemon peel, tea leaves and even week-old wine to make delicious drinks for you and your friends.

Light snacks and a West Winds gin and tonic supplied on arrival.

Make your booking here. Duration: 1 hour Price: $45 per person

THE ART OF DISTILLATION

Alchemist, heretic, scientist. Just some of the titles afforded distillers over the ages as the art of extracting highly purified spirit was developed and perfected. Join The West Winds Gin National Brand Ambassador Brendan Scott Grey to explore the rich history of spirits production, the science behind it and the flavours born from it. Guests will get to experience the distillation process first hand with our miniature 1L Still and taste distillate that has been flavoured with individual botanicals, both native and international. Each guest will then get the chance to blend their own 200ml bottle of gin using a selection of flavours created by The West Winds team. Light snacks and a West Winds gin and tonic supplied on arrival.

Make your booking here. Duration: 1.5 hours Price: $100