Gin may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Rutherglen but that’s about to change. Three Chain Road Gin is Buller Wines’ exciting new venture, drawing on their legacy and expertise to produce a gin that truly speaks of the region.
Inspired by a de-commissioned brandy still sitting idling by, winemaker David Whyte had an idea. ‘We’ve got a good understanding of blending,’ he says, alluding to the brand’s well-recognised canon of fortified wines, ‘so it was a natural progression for us to move into doing gin.’
Gin has always been a reflection of where it is made and Three Chain Road Gin is no different. A combination of traditional as well as native botanicals, such as lemon myrtle, wattle seed and pepper berry, will be sourced from local farmers supplemented with plantings from their own property. The current range of craft gins has plenty to get you started and more are in the pipeline.
Three Chain Road Premium Dry Gin is your go-to for the perfect G & T. The Elderflower Gin is more refined, making for a delightful gin spritz. It’s the Rare Muscat Gin where Three Chain Road Gin really hits their stride though, incorporating 50-year-old Muscat – what could be more Rutherglen than that? There’s also currently a Shiraz Gin in the works, which means your winter gin needs look sorted.
The Buller Calliope cellar has been given a recent facelift opening the way for distillery tours, a tasting room as well as gin masterclasses where you can indulge your inner distiller and make your own gin.
This could be the start of something beautiful.
WHAT: Three Chain Road Gin
WHERE: 2804 Federation Way, Rutherglen
WHEN: Open 7 days 10am – 5pm
MORE INFO: Three Chain Road Gin