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!
KATE GIBNEY & MEGAN COFFEY
Owners, distillers and farmers at Steampunk Distillery ,QLD
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY? "Self expression, run your own race to achieve quality spirits driven by passion."
YOUR MOST PROUD MOMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY? "Peer master distillers buying product, with highly positive feedback. Return customers who love our products is a huge driver. The odd award validation helps to provide some proud moments"
ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU'VE FOUND IN THE INDUSTRY?
"People who want to 'take you for a ride' in guise of promotion of product."
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT AUSSIE CRAFT SPIRITS?
"Try Aussie Spirits - the diversity being produced by so many passionate distillers is outstanding."
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
"The same things I tell myself now. Move forward. Be Fearless. No regrets"
WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT US TO KNOW?
"Megan and I are nurses who distill and run a small property. We are proud owners and distillers of our brand. Women who Distill."