about applewood distillery

The ancient continent of Australia is one of the most unique places in the natural world. Our sunburnt country is home to some of the oldest sediments currently known, the earliest evidence of life, and the longest surviving human culture on earth. This very history has formed and influenced the natural flora of the land we belong to.


Australia's prehistoric, fractured soils have carved out the most complex array of flora known to man. The relationship between native culture, flora and land are so intertwined that to remove one collapses another. Very rarely do we bear witness to such incredible environmental balance, especially with human inclusion.

Ever since this land broke away from the supercontinent 100 million years ago, it has evolved in complete geographical isolation for that entire time - void of ice ages, tectonic shifts and volcanism. It's a primordial monolith that was shaped by erosion, and its flora moulded by fire.

These evolutionary characteristics of endemic flora place them at the forefront of our continuing efforts to slow and stop climate change. By utilising their distinct flavours, we generate an avenue for two way agriculture practices and native reforestation to take place - to return some of the wild to our fragile ecosystems.

We seek to support farmers who opt for more sustainable farming methods, crops and orchards. We value those who wish to listen and learn from indigenous culture and understand the importance of working in harmony with nature.

We craft uniquely Australian gin and are passionate about sharing the wonders of the rarest flavours never used with the rest of the world while helping future proof Australian agriculture for generations to come.