ALLY & NICK AYRES
Karu Distillery is set in the 'Devil's Wilderness', and brings a 'wild side' to distilling quality and contemporary gin. Distilling couple Ally and Nick Ayres have released their first two gin lines, 'The Affinity' and 'The Lightning', but continue to experiment with different gin techniques, and may even have some rum or whisky on the horizon.
Nick & Ally admit they may not be from a long line of distillers, but the line needs to start somewhere. We are looking forward to seeing what this dynamic duo can bring to the table in the craft Australian spirits scene.
Karu Distillery's inaugural gin - Affinity Gin - is juniper forward with a subtle hint of spice (think Christmas spice), semi-sweet citrus and floral nose leaving a naturally sweet warming finish with the help of Australian grown vanilla beans & almonds. Many of the botanicals that go into Karu's gin are foraged onsite or from the surrounding valley.
"Affinity Gin’s mission statement was to provide established gin drinkers with something a little bit new and to encourage a new wave of non gin drinkers to start at least exploring the Australian gin genre."
With an impressive collection of medals under their belt already, we are eager to see what the team at Karu Distillery can do next. Their gin has been a sure-fire hit across the country, and we expect their rum and whisky release to go down nicely too!
Location Grose Vale, NSW, Australia (33.5840° S, 150.6740° E)
Still Information 200L Gin Still 'Ding' (Powered by electricity)