We put a call-out to the women in Australian distilling to give us an insight into who they are, and why they chose this industry, here’s some of their responses!
Owner & Distiller at Narrow Tracks Distilling, QLD
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY?
"My partner and I are avid travellers and most of our spare time is spent finding new and exciting places to eat and drink. I love exploring new places and flavour creations and having the ability to create new and exciting spirits and liqueurs really appealed to me!"
YOUR MOST PROUD MOMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY?
"Winning a double gold medal at the 2022 San Fransisco World Spirits Competition for our Dog Days gin. Winning such a prestigious award in our first year of trade blew my mind. It really cemented the fact that we are creating spirits that stand up on the world stage and helped me overcome the ever present imposter syndrome."
WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND TO BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN THE INDUSTRY?
"Getting our product out into the wider community. We have amazing support from our locals but the competition in Australia is fierce (which I am super proud of!). Marketing and distribution are areas I'm really new to."
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT AUSSIE CRAFT SPIRITS?
"Be brave and try something new! Steer clear of the mass marketed products and support your local distilleries, you'll often find something exceptional."
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
"Everything you do in life helps you later on, one way or another."