Granddad Jack’s, Gold Coast’s very first craft, spirits, and liqueurs distillery, has finally landed in Brisbane after opening its newest location in the backstreets of Albion.
For starters, Granddad Jack’s Albion offers a gin tasting board consisting of 20 ml of each of the distillery’s three main gins: Greenhouse Gin, London dry Two Pencils Gin, and 65 Miles Gin.
From there, guests can move on to their gins and tonics with their choice of gin. They also have creative cocktails for adventurous drinkers, such as the Barrel-Aged Negroni, Manhattan, and Martini.
The new bar and distillery’s interior pays homage to the real Granddad Jack, the grandfather of owner David Ridden. The area has plenty of green space, taking inspiration from Granddad Jack’s garden, where he would have friends or neighbours coming over for a chat and some whiskey.
“He loved sitting with friends and family in his backyard by the greenhouse, sipping whiskey and chatting all afternoon amongst his garden,” shared the owner through the website.
This also inspired them to create the recipe for their Greenhouse Gin, one of their signature cocktails, known for its zesty and fragrant notes with its combination of cucumber, rose-hip, lemon myrtle, grapefruit peel and juniper.
In addition to their spirits, liqueurs, and signature cocktails, they also offer make-your-own gin classes, tastes tests, and tours. Granddad Jack’s make-your-own gin class is the first of its kind in South East Queensland, allowing guests to choose their own botanicals and learn to distil on a four-hour guided experience.
Bookings are essential. Fur babies are also welcome and you can bring your own food. For more information including trading hours, visit Granddad Jack’s website or follow them on Facebook or on Instagram @granddadjacks_bne.