I am always a fan of a pretty little cocktail (or four) so when I visited the Husk Farm Distillery in Tweed Valley for their opening event, I was not disappointed.
Walking in, I was handed a gorgeous Ink Gin cocktail before being left to marvel at the surrounding stunning views across the Valley to Wollumbin Mt Warning and beyond.
Australia’s first paddock to bottle agricole rum distillery, Husk Farm Distillery is located in the agriculture rich Tweed River, Tumbulgum.
The brand-new distillery will house a cellar door, cocktail bar and Planter’s café. Visitors can sample a cocktail list that will change seasonally and focus on showcasing Husk’s spirits together with native bushfood and locally growth produce. First up is the winter menu – expect flavours including roasted wattle seed, flamed lemon myrtle and lilly pilly.
For tasty treats, enjoy a loaded grazing board or some Ink Gin and Husk Pure Cane chocolates paired with Blackboard coffee from the Planters café while taking in the views across the open green pastures to the Tweed river and Wollumbin (Mt Warning).
After tasting the delights of Husk, visitors can see how it all happens with a guided tour of the distillery, including an Ink Gin and tonic on arrival and Husk rum tasting flight in the Barrel House.
The tours will run from Wednesday to Sunday, at 11am. 1.00pm and 3.00pm, at a cost of $35 per person – a designated driver pack is available upon request.