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Distilery approved

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

Tydvil Hotel publican Eric Hanna. Tydvil Hotel publican Eric Hanna.

By Emily Ferguson

The Broken Hill Distillery has gained development approval and the Tydvil Hotel’s dream might soon be realised. 

The Tydvil’s publican Eric Hanna said he was very happy to get the green light from City Council. 

“It was a big hurdle for us to get over so I feel excited and relieved,” said Mr Hanna. 

The next step was to obtain the necessary documentation to be able to open and operate the distiller.

“We will need to obtain federal licenses and permits to operate and have a distillery on site,” he said.

The process of constructing the distillery would not affect patrons of the Tydvil Hotel, Mr Hanna said.

“It won’t affect the hotel... once we get all other permits approved we can start construction of the distillery... we need all the basics to be approved and then the constructions and renovations can begin.”

In order to have gin and whisky made in the Hill, Mr Hanna and the Tydvil have partnered with Mildura gin company Fossey’s and Mendooran’s Black Gate Distillery. 

“I spoke with them after the DA was approved and everyone is very happy. 

“It’s just a waiting game now. We’ll just keep moving forward, ticking boxes and getting things done to get this distillery up and running,” he said. 

Mr Hannah said he hoped to have the distillery open before the Tydvil’s 130th anniversary next year.

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