It’s nice to be back home in the general swing of things after so much time away. To be honest, we haven’t had any major events or new releases here over the past couple of weeks, it’s just been business as usual – and busy as usual. The past fortnight capped off a massive July for us. It was a cracker month – our second busiest on record since January!
We’ve been broadening our cocktail offering in the bar, adding some new ones to the list such as Southside’s and Old Fashioned’s (made with gin of course). We’ve got some really nice new Speiglau glassware which is allowing the team to experiment more and more. We’re also adding some new bar tools to our range, such as some copper toby tins that are great. We’ll add them to our cocktail kits online, and the guys have been giving them a good workout behind the bar.
Out on the production side Wilma and Jude have been getting a good workout. We’ve distilled lots of Rare Dry, and also some Navy Strength and Spiced Negroni this week. We’ve got our eyes firmly set on Christmas time, and will be distilling like mad for the next few months to make sure we’re ready for the demand.
Jen and I hit the city on Wednesday night, attending the James Halliday Wine Awards at the NGV. The Yarra did really well, and it was awesome to see Crowey take out Winemaker of the Year. First female to ever win the award – top job!! If you have time on your next trip to the Yarra, the Yarra Yering cellar door is worth a visit. Sarah’s wines are unreal.