Go and try Hills Distilling Co. in Rouse Hill

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the authentic spirit of craft and community as Hills Distilling Co. opened its doors in Rouse Hill this Friday, March 15th. This landmark launch marks the debut of the Hills District’s very first locally owned distillery, a venture that promises to redefine handcrafted premium spirits production within the vibrant local landscape.

A Fusion of Artistry and Authenticity

Managed by Momento Hospitality, a renowned Sydney hospitality group with deep roots dating back to a Baulkham Hill’s bottle shop in 1976, Hills Distilling Co. stands as a testament to a legacy of passion and dedication to the craft. The architectural design, masterfully led by the prominent firm Archebiosis, embodies functionality and industrial elegance, drawing inspiration from the core ingredients and botanicals that define the art of spirit production.

Unveiling the Distillery Experience

The venue encompasses a captivating mezzanine level, housing tanks for blending and an exquisite selection of barrels for the intricate process of aging different products, each to be unveiled once matured. The ground floor includes the inviting Cellar Door, featuring a chic bar, a retail space, and a communal tasting table accommodating groups of six. Every Friday, from 3-6 pm, the Cellar Door welcomes guests to savor gin tastings paired with a curated selection of premium mixers and uniquely crafted cocktails. To complement these delightful libations, Chef Sebastian Tan from JINJA presents a rotating menu of handmade dancing dumplings, ensuring a sensorial journey of flavors that harmonize with the spirits on offer.

Embracing Community Spirit

The open-plan seating area offers tables for up to 12 guests and standing room around barrels for up to 10, creating a dynamic space to be enjoyed by all. On Thursdays, from 3-6 pm, enthusiasts can partake in the enthralling experience of gin production through guided tours of the production space or engaging gin-making masterclasses. Led by a team of passionate distillers, these experiences provide firsthand insights and expert knowledge into the art of spirit creation, all while indulging in delectable Italian bites crafted by Chef Alex Keene from Sarinos.

A Commitment to Craft and Community

At its core, Hills Distilling Co. is committed to fostering a culture of pride and passion, nurturing local talent, and celebrating the artisans who call these hills home. With an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, this micro distillery is dedicated to crafting exceptional spirits and sharing its expert knowledge with the community, ensuring that what’s bottled is a true taste of the Hills – a testament to craftsmanship and a celebration of spirit experiences made to share.

As Hills Distilling Co. prepares to open its doors, it invites you to step into a world where craft, culture, and community intersect, promising an unforgettable journey that captures the essence of the Hills and celebrates the art of spirit-making.

The information provided in this article was sourced from Concrete Playground, The Shout, and The Urban List.