Granddad Jack’s Distillery, Albion

BRISBANE | Granddad Jack’s Distillery was the Gold Coast’s first distillery when it opened in 2018. Since then, the family-owned business, named after founders David and Luke Ridden’s grandfather/great grandfather Jack, has gone from strength to strength.

They’ve become known for their quality, delicious spirits and liquors. Their signature spirit is ‘Greenhouse Gin’, with a fresh, gentle, botanical combination of cucumber, rose-hip, lemon myrtle, grapefruit peel and juniper. Other gins, a whiskey, and a coffee liqueur complete the core range.

On top of the core range, Granddad Jack’s also release limited spirits throughout the year. Past creations include things like Pavlova Gin, Trifle Liqueur, and Pumpkin Spice Moonshine.

If you’re in Brisbane, their recently opened distillery in the inner city suburb of Albion, is a great place to try their products. The distillery and bar features the full range of products to enjoy as tasters or in cocktails, in a casual, welcoming converted warehouse space.

Production is on full show to visitors, there’s trivia on Thursday nights, and tours are available over the weekend. The venue is family and dog friendly, and within walking distance of several other breweries, cafes, and restaurants.

Granddad Jack’s Distillery

26 Collingwood Street
Queensland 4010

Telephone: (07) 3062 9283
E-mail: [email protected]

Thu: 4:00pm to 8:30pm
Fri – Sat: 3:00pm to 9:30pm
Sun: 2:00pm to 6:30pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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