Millsheds Distillery & Bar Celebrates Rebrand and Medal Success on International Stage

Millsheds Distillery & Bar Celebrates Rebrand and Medal Success on International Stage

Millsheds Distillery & Bar, formerly known as Merrigangs Bar & Distillery has unveiled a brand new name and stylish new look as it continues its mission to craft exceptional spirits and memorable experiences.

The refresh comes at an exciting time for the brand as it celebrates its success at the renowned London Spirits Competition and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Wowing judges at both events, Millsheds’ crisp, bright, and herbaceous Southern Dry Gin and Highland Gin, with its romantic, complex taste, both garnered prestigious silver medals. The Highland Gin scored an astounding 93/100 in the IWSC making it the 2nd highest rated Contemporary Gin in NSW and 5th in Australia.

The rebrand to Millsheds Distillery & Bar marks a shift from a live music venue to a premier distillery dedicated to producing high-quality spirits using carefully selected aromatics and native ingredients such as myrtle and pepper berry. With an emphasis on small batch production, the distillery offers engaging tours, interactive cocktail classes, and immersive gin blending experiences. Doing things the old fashioned way, Millsheds aims to give guests a unique and memorable insight into boutique spirit production in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region.

Owner and Head Distiller, Nathan Ponder, says, “Crafting Spirits, Creating Memories is more than just a motto for us; it’s the heart and soul of everything we do at Millsheds Distillery & Bar. With each bottle we produce, we strive for excellence – and to create exceptional experiences for our patrons.

“The recent accolades at the London Spirits Competition and the IWSC are the well-deserved result of our team’s hard work and dedication, and we’re absolutely thrilled to see our spirits recognised. These achievements inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship, ensuring every sip of our gin is not just enjoyed in the moment, but remembered for years to come.”

Situated in the heart of Bowral, a town nestled within the vibrant communities of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Millsheds Distillery & Bar honours its rich local heritage. In addition to producing award-winning spirits, Millsheds is also developing its venue as a premier event and wedding space. This evolution will allow guests to celebrate their special moments in an atmosphere that blends elegance and authenticity, for a truly unforgettable experience.

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