Turner Stillhouse produce an award-winning range of Three Cuts Gin as well as a number of different types of whiskies that are patiently aged in barrels for at least two years. The portfolio of gins under the Three Cuts banner include: Founder’s Release, Distiller’s Release and two barrel aged gins. A few other special releases are being developed for release in the coming year.
“Founder’s is slightly lighter and more versatile, where Distiller’s is the bolder gin of the two,” says Justin. “We also have a few barrel aged gins in ex-Tasmanian wine casks that have proven to be quite popular. The highest award-winner is our ‘Distiller’s Release’, having taken out Double Gold and Gold medals in some of the most prestigious competitions internationally.”
To prepare for his venture, Justin spent time training at a few craft distilleries in the States, as well as spending time in Scotland for some advanced education and training. “Visiting the historic distilleries there really provided context of the history of distilling and inspiration for some of the spirits and distillery design we create,” he says.
Evolving with new experimentations, Justin says they are currently working on a cherry gin, “utilising the best cherries in the world grown near our distillery.” They are also contemplating “playing around” with some rum distillations.
Justin has a penchant for citrus based cocktails and currently a ‘Southside’ cocktail is his drink of choice. “The fresh lime and mint really complement our gin,” he says.
He looks forward to welcoming Scenic guests to his special part of the world and sharing his love of gin.
“We hope that our visitors come to appreciate the effort and unique methods and ingredients put into crafting our spirits, and by doing so understand how special spirits can taste when distilled properly in small batches,” says Justin.