7 simple steps to making Aussie whisky

If all it takes to become a saint is to perform a miracle, don’t you think distillers should be canonised? Turning simple grain into the wonderful spirits that grace our glencairns, that’s surely the work of a divine force. But for you sceptics, here’s how whisky is made.

I don’t know how many distilleries I’ve visited or how many distillers I’ve had explain the process to me. It still seems like some kind of unearthly magic.


You sprout and roast barley, add yeast and water then put it all in a big copper kettle… and it just suddenly becomes whisky? Really?