‘WHERE THE WHISKY MEETS THE WIND’
Sitting 2850ft above sea level, the Wild River Mountain Distillery was established in 2017 by experienced brewer and distiller, Wes Marks and his wife Amy. Located on the banks of the Wild River, the craft distillery is one of Australia’s highest elevated distilleries, and is driven by a passion to create world class Australian whisk(e)y, gin and rum on a small batch scale.
Nestled away in the mountains of The Atherton Tablelands (Far North Queensland), temperatures at high altitudes fluctuate daily, allowing the new-make spirit in the barrel to meld differently than they do at sea level. Distillation of spirits at high elevations also means that alcohol boils at a lower temperature, which in turn aids the distiller greater control over the still, which in hand produces a higher quality, more flavourful spirit. The perfect storm for creating great whisky in our opinion!
The Wild River Mountain Distillery is a new player on the Australian whisk(e)y scene with 2 expressions currently released, and all of us here at The Old Barrelhouse are keen to watch them evolve and continue to create amazing whiskies expressive to their unique, geographical location.
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