The smart folk at The Great Northern Distillery have the process of spirit-tasting down to a fine art, offering their range of spirits and liqueurs as 15ml nips, either neat or in sampler-sized cocktails.
This friendly boutique distillery is home to the Kimberley Rum Company and internationally acclaimed Canefire Rum, which started life as sugarcane growing in the Ord River Valley in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Bar staff are always keen to spin a yarn, and each customer may buy up to three spirit samples a day – remembering that this is a tasting room not a bar.
If you prefer a quieter drink, take a seat in the courtyard and sip on a cool Mojito in the heart of wine country.
Pay a visit late in the year and you may get to try the company’s annual small batch limited release – a blend of rum and Swan Valley port – which hits the shelves each November.
Tours through the distillery are operated hourly on Sundays between 12.00pm and 4.00pm. Guests are guided through the distilling and manufacturing process, with a few samples along the way.