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The spirit of the Tydvil

Saturday, 14th November, 2020

Broken Hill Distillery owner Eric Hanna was happy to see the first run of Gunpowder Gin last weekend. PICTURE: Myles Burt Broken Hill Distillery owner Eric Hanna was happy to see the first run of Gunpowder Gin last weekend. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

The Broken Hill Distillery at the Tydvil Hotel is now operational after their first locally-produced gin was pumped into the bottle. 

Owner Eric Hanna said the first batch of spirit had been named Gunpowder Gin and that the test was a success, and went down well with staff and others who had been offered a sample.

“Everyone’s had a taste and it was spot on,” Mr Hanna said.

The next batch of Gunpowder Gin, due to be completed in a couple of days’ time, would fill around 100 bottles. 

Mr Hanna said after that large batch, they’ll be experimenting with other flavours. 

He said the distillers at the new Broken Hill Distillery will be himself, Fossey’s Distillery’s Steve Timmis from Mildura and a few of his employees, along with a few local staff from the Tydvil Hotel that will be trained. 

Mr Hanna said it’ll be around mid-December when residents will be able to buy a bottle of local gin. 

Public viewing of the distillery will be available in a couple of weeks when the building is fitted out more, he said.

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