GINTONICA’s Gin Podcast

Australia is going through a gin boom and new distilleries are opening at an unprecedented rate. David Box and John Deeks introduce the listener to a growing number of these distilleries, as well as other gin and cocktail connections.

Gintonica – for all things gin.


Tiny Bear Distillery & Patient Wolf Distilling Co.

David Box & John Deeks visit Tiny Bear Distillery and Patient Wolf Distillery….

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Anther Spirits & Big Tree Distillery

This time David Box & John Deeks continue their journey around Victoria…

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Melbourne Gin Company & Animus Distillery

One of the older distilleries in this modern gin era, Melbourne Gin Company is located…

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Hurdle Creek Still & Reed & Co. Distillery

This time John and David head to the Victorian Alpine region, with a stop at Milawa and a small diversion to Hurdle Creek Still…

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Gin Palace

This time John and David head to the Victorian Alpine region, with a stop at John Deeks and David Box leave the distilleries and pop into the most iconic cocktail and gin bar in Melbourne, maybe Australia: The Gin Palace…



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Manly Spirits & Bellarine Peninsula

Deeksie and Boxy have to resort to calling up the distilleries that they really, really want to visit – but can’t. We all know why. In this episode we explore the back story of Manly Spirits Company with founders Vanessa Wilton and David Whittaker as well as Bellarine Distillery with Russell Watson…

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McHenry Distilery & Nonesuch Distillery

This time Deeksie and Boxy head south to Tasmania, the home of our modern era distilling. It was back in 1992 that Bill Lark of Lark Distilleries lobbied to have the maximum volume of a licensed still dropped down over 10 fold so he could make whisky…


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Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers &The West Winds Gin Company

The Barossa Valley and Margaret River are well known for wine, however increasingly gin is making its presence known. Deeksie and Boxy interview Jon and Nicole Durdin at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers in South Australia who have made a big splash in the gin world, already winning gold medals in prestigious competitions. Then on to Paul White at The West Winds Gin Company in WA…


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The Abel Gin Co. and Barossa Distilling Co.

What do wine labels Seppelt Great Western, Jansz, Torbreck and Penfolds have in common? A couple of their winemakers are now distilling gin! Deeksie & Boxy journey down to Tasmania to The Abel Gin Co. for a chat with Kim Seagram (of the famous Canadian Seagram liquor family) and Natalie Fryer. We then return to the Barossa Valley, this time to the Barossa Distilling Co. with Neil Bullock and distiller Peter…

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Maidenii, Marionette and Hartshorn Distillery

There are so many pioneers in the Australia liquors landscape. Boxy and Deeksie chat with two. Shaun Byrne was a longtime member of the Gin Palace crew, during which time he cofounded the Maidenii brand of vermouth. Ryan Hartshorn, who pioneered Tasmania’s first alcohol distillery…

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