Founded in 2015, Riverbourne Distillery is a boutique distillery based in Jingera, New South Wales. Head Distiller, Martin Pye, runs a one man show, mashing, fermenting, distilling and ageing his range of boutique whiskies and rums with the utmost attention to detail. The distillery is located at the head of the Molonglo River, (feeding Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffen) and is fed by natural springs at an altitude of 1000 metres. This gives the Riverbourne Distillery an environment similar to many areas of Scotland.
Martin Pye is a third generation Pharmacist who studied his craft under the tutelage of Dean Jackson from Redland’s Distillery in a course designed by Bill Lark, the godfather of Australian whisky. Adding to this acquired knowledge, Martin also studied microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and mathematics. Such experience has given him an edge and a unique skill set of skills for a distiller who possesses a deep understanding of the processes involved in making the world’s finest spirits.
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