If ever there was an example of how different one gin can be from the others, it’s what Naught Distillery has created: four different gins, each with its own dynamic voice and style.
Beginning life in 2020—a year more famous for its disasters than its successes, Naught Distillery has shown its strength and resilience by not just surviving the horrors this decade started with but thriving.
Owner-distiller Chris Cameron started out with his hero gin an Australian Dry. But by July 2021, he and his wife Abbi were proud parents of three other gins and a stunning cocktail bar in Chris’ childhood suburb of Eltham in northern Melbourne.
But it hasn’t always been a journey of gin for Chris.
Coming from a career as a professional basketball player, Chris began distilling on a small test still in 2016.
It took over 300 distillations and around five years of R&D for Chris to conclude his Aussie Dry recipe.
But the Camerons’ bar and cellar door in Eltham, which serves superbly crafted cocktails from its sleek and moody speakeasy-style haunt, is worth travelling for.