ED SVEHLA

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!



ED SVEHLA

Owner at Banks & Solander, NSW


HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?


1-3 years


WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY?


"My husband decided he was bored at his old job and wanted a hobby! One thing led to another .. I now love this industry!"


YOUR MOST PROUD MOMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY?


"I am so very proud (almost to bursting) of how far we have come in just 3 years (this month) for such a small team of 3!

And some of the awards we have received: Silver - San Francisco, Silver - London, Gold - European Spirits challenge"


WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT AUSSIE CRAFT SPIRITS?


"Aussie craft Spirits are amazing- we have innovation and passionate people making spirits that they love. So many different types and styles- so much flavour - support us not overseas companies. You buy Aussie wine before international- why not buy Aussie spirits the same way?"


WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?


"Man! Is your life going to change!!!! (Super strict Christian upbringing where we were not allowed to drink alcohol) It’s not always easy, sometimes it’s hard but life is good. (Oh and hug Dad while you can..)"


WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?


"While I didn’t decide to join this industry, I love it and would not want to be anywhere else! I’ve learnt so much. I love the other distillery people and I’m eager to learn more..."

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