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It’s still a baby, albeit, an eight month old one.

The flavour, and colour are both developing nicely. I’m not going to write a review. However, after much procrastination I took this sample to a private tasting a few days ago. 14 crusty (read: mature developed palates) whisky drinkers and me (boy, still in short pants). How nervous do you think I was? In the […]

20 Tons of Malt Unloaded

  The malt truck has been and gone. 20 tons of malt is in the silos. The grain is loaded into the hopper ready for milling. 10 hours later the grain is milled, and waiting for mashing. It was a big day.

Why Bourbon Barrels Are Used In Scotland

By Mark Coburn I love this description on the use of American Bourbon barrels in Scotland. “It is over 80 years since the end of Prohibition in the USA in 1933. Since that time the use of American ex-Bourbon casks has changed the taste of Scotch whisky. Casks have been used since time immemorial for […]

WINTER: Barn Dance

Join us on the future site of the distillery for the winter Barn Dance, warm yourself by the fire and enjoy an evening under the stars.  

AUTUMN: Harvest Dinner

Imagine sitting outside at a long table with old fashioned lights hanging overhead. Hold that thought. Now imagine spending the evening chatting and laughting over dinner with the people around you. Bring that idea along at 5pm on the 11th of February and you will have a great time. We promise the food will be […]

SUMMER: Dinner on the Lawn 11th Feb ’17

Dinner on the lawns at Coburns was a special evening of great people, great food and great music. Here are a few of our favourite pictures of the evening.

AUTUMN: Picnic on the Grass

They arrived from around the Southern Highlands, Sydney and from as far away as Brisbane. Everyone came to check out the site for the new Coburns Distillery. 150 people arrived in the early afternoon to enjoy the cool sounds of Ben & Wendy, a fantastic duo from Sydney belt out the classics. We all got […]

The time to start is now.

We have been in talks with a couple of Australian whisky distilleries to start producing spirit for Coburns to start filling barrels.

Still Design: time to share some thoughts

Still Design We are planning for a set of five 5000 litre pot stills dedicated to making whisky. This should give us the flexibility to grow production in the future as demand requires. This beautiful coloured technical drawings show the classic shape of the famous Glenmorangie stills. There will be 100% copper contact in the […]

Time to talk to a Town Planning consultant

After downloading the Local Environmental Plan from the Sate Government website, I find the planning map that covers the right area. Things are looking positive. The land sits in an E3 zoning. ¬†On studying the zoning regulations I’m feeling more and more confident the property is in the right zoning for our planned usage. The […]

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