THE STILLS + DISTILLER
All our single malt is made in our beautiful copper pot stills. Owner and distiller Josh Walker will usually have the still operating six days a week; bubbling, steaming and producing new make spirit to make our liquid gold. Talk to one of our well versed distillery team, read through the history of illicit distilling in the area and of course.... make sure you experience a whisky tasting or one of our 'Aussie Blocks'.
Josh grew up in Timboon and started his own farm contracting business at the age of 17. Move forward several years and the passion for whisky lead to the purchase of the distillery. Having traveled the well worn whisky paths across Europe and America, learned the trade and experienced first hand the boom in the world wide trend to drinking premium spirits, Josh is now a respected member of the rapidly growing Australian single malt distilling industry. Josh and his wife Caitlin, along with Josh's family, are all involved in the operation, creating a great working atmosphere for this booming business.
PS: Josh also breeds his own grass fed, black angus beef which is used in the distillery kitchens and is also available in fresh and frozen take home packs from the distillery. @abeckettscreekbeef
WHISKY + SPIRITS
The whisky we make at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is a true single malt whisky. We use malted barley as the only grain ingredient processed in our mashing shed. Josh's inspirations are the great single malts of Scotland and the Isles, so it’s only natural that our whisky is made to the same time honoured traditions. We've been making true small batch, Australian craft whisky on site since 2007. In 2020, our first estate barley crop was planted so that we can produce our own grain, a second, much larger still was installed and our own Cooperage established @abeckettscreekcooperage
As well as our Single Malt Whisky range, our portfolio of spirits also includes our renowned Coffee Cream liqueur, Strawberry Schnapps, a classic Limoncello and a Vodka, infused with an Australian vanilla bean.
We are proud to support other craft distilleries with our 'Aussie Craft Spirit Wall'. Over 100 whisky, gin & rum varieties available on our back bar menu and also in take home bottles. #supportaustraliancraftdistillers
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery offers a distillery experience in a location with a real 'sense of place'. Food and whisky to inspire, share and replenish the traveller's soul. The railway shed dates back to the 1800's and has been beautifully restored with many original features maintained.
Seating is relaxed with shared tables and a country feel. Our deck is ideal for lunch (book ahead), covered, heated in winter and cooled in the warmer months. Inside, take a perch at a communal table in front of the fire, pop yourself up at one of our barrels for a wee dram, or chill out and browse our range of merchandise and artisan local product. Great coffee, house made cakes, cocktails, local wine and beer and our complete range of single malt whisky and liqueurs. "The Shed" is also the ideal starting or ending point for a walk on the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail. You can even hire a bike right next door and Timboon Fine Ice Cream is right across the creek. We are also the ideal lunch spot when you are exploring the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail: a foodie's delight.