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REBECCA BULLEN

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!


REBECCA BULLEN

Founder of Charlies of Darwin, NT


HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?


1-3 years


WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THE INDUSTRY?


"The flavours of Australia and in particular the Top End. I have worked in the hospitality scene from aged 13, and have owned a bar for 13 years"


YOUR MOST PROUD MOMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY?


"The relationships I have made. From suppliers, indigenous communities, to like-minded women in business, to stalwarts of the industry"


WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND TO BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN THE INDUSTRY?


"Tyranny of distance"


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


"We have only just begun the Australian spirits journey."


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


"What is the worst that can happen?"


WHAT IS YOUR PARTY TRICK?


"I don't get hangovers."


WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU THE MOST IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?


"Lesley Gracie. Knowledgeable, kind and an absolute powerhouse of flavours & skill. Because of Lesley's work I am now growing my own native botanicals that are unique to the Northern Territory."


ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT US TO KNOW?


"I forage for most of the botanicals, up against crocodiles, pythons and other critters."

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