The Retiring Gin is Retiring

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The Retiring Gin is Retiring

Last Call for The Retiring Gin


It is with great sadness that I report that The Retiring Gin is to retire. Distiller Bert Shugg has confirmed that he is distilling his final batch in the coming days. 

But WHY, you might ask?!? The answer is quite simple. Bert distils his gin in the beautiful surrounds of Wilmot Hills in the shadow of Mt Rowland, and Wilmot Hills Distillery owner, John Cole (pictured below with Bert with Mt Roland in the background), is hanging up his distilling boots.

"The spirit of The Retiring Gin is in the Wilmot Hills. It is entwined with the place, and the ritual of making something special with John. I can't imagine making my gin anywhere else or with anyone else," Bert said with just a hint of sadness.

I was lucky enough to do a spirit run with Bert and John a couple of years ago in the wonderful surrounds of the distillery and can attest to the natural beauty of the place.

The final batch of gin is limited to around 50 bottles, of which we will have access to a portion. All will be individually numbered and cost $95 each. 

To get your pre-order in please click on the Buy Here button below. If you are a local please choose click and collect and we will notify you when the bottles arrive. 

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