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Reed and Co Distillery - Wild Blackberry Gin

Reed and Co Distillery - Wild Blackberry Gin [©Reed and Co Distillery]

Reed & Co. Distillery


Reed & Co Distillery, the small family owned distillery in the alpine town of Bright North East Victoria, creates Australian gin with flavour profiles inspired by the surrounding alpine landscape.

Renowned chefs Hamish Nugent and Rachel Reed turned distillers have long been bringing visitors to Bright as the creators of awarded restaurant Tani Eat & Drink where the distillery’s copper still, Molly, began her life and their popular signature Australian dry gin Remedy was developed.

For the now full time distillers, the joy in discovery and cultivation of flavour profiles drives their motivation for continual experimentation through a combination of traditional and modern techniques.

This is what lies at the heart of Spirit Lab.

Reed & Co have given themselves permission to continually explore creatively without boundaries… and the outcome will be available for all to discover, enjoy and share via the limited edition releases.

The first round of Spirit Lab releases is a collaboration series, partnering with like minded makers and celebrating local producers including the 15 Wills Street partner, Sixpence Coffee.

Coffee Liqueur

  • Category – Gin base coffee liqueur
  • Collaborator – Sixpence Coffee
  • Grain spirit: Gin, Colombian Coffee Beans, Toasted Rice, Cane Sugar
  • Process – distilled gin, cold extract dark roasted Colombian coffee, giant rice tea bag, balancing/sweetening.
  • 31.4%abv   |   RRP $55
  • Tasting notes – bitter sweet coffee with the right amount of booze.

Wild Blackberry

  • Category – Gin Liqueur
  • Collaborator – Mark The Farmer
  • Gin, wild black berries, Wild Yeast, Coconut Sugar
  • Process – Three years of wild harvested black berries, fermentation, distillation, maceration.
  • 38.4%abv   |   RRP $80
  • Tasting notes – due to the copious amount of wild blackberries used the beverage tastes like blackberries.

Gin & Juice

  • Category – Spirit
  • Collaborator – Jo Marsh (wine maker) Billy Buttons Wines
  • Distilled gin, wild fermented Gewurztraminer, macerated botanicals.
  • Process - Distillation, fermentation, maceration, freeze racked.
  • 36.6%abv   |   RRP $70
  • Tasting notes – floral on the nose, sweet nectar on the front palate followed by fine acidity and dry finish.

The first 3 Spirit Lab editions are available via the distillery door located at 15 Wills Street, Bright and a limited number of bottles will be available through Australian craft spirits distributor Nip Of Courage.


For more information see


  • Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)

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