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ABOUT U

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Little Lonsdale, this once 'notorious' north-east corner of Melbourne, was a sight to behold in the 1850s. Its colourful past -specifically, a deep shade of harlot red- made it a magnet for the debauched, where wanton wenches and liquored-up larrikins lurched down its lamp-lit lanes.

 

Fast forward 141 years, and here we are. Little Lon Distilling Co. A gintrified establishment commemorating the rich history of Little Lon with a range of characterful, small batch Melbourne gins that raise a tipple to the delightful deviates that once trod these lurid laneways.

 

It’s our double-distilled tribute to a hood once heaving with bordellos, bohemians, dance halls, opium dens, and gangsters and whose history is receding into the mists of time.  It’s our way of keeping Little Lon’s spirit alive.  Experience a true Melbourne gin masterclass and gin tasting experience in our historic CBD cottage.
Come for the gin. Stay for the stories. It's the spirit of Melbourne - now in a bottle.

 

IN THE PRESS

CONSTABLE PROUDFOOT GIN 

42% ABV  |  500ml

This upstanding bottle is a salute to Constable Proudfoot. Vanquisher of vice & Little Lon’s long arm of the law.  Stiff he was as a clerical collar. And twice as chaste.

Would he have approved naming a gin after him? Even one with a provenance as impeccable as this?

Arresting flavours. We think the old peeler would’ve approved. And’ve gone for another round.

TASTING NOTES

Bursting with the scent of rosemary and pine the nose, this robust yet fresh Melbourne gin is full in flavour, with a jaunty heft to the juniper and a touch of pepper on the back palette. A gin for the gin lover, enjoy Proudfoot stirred down in a Martini or served in a G&T and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and lemon.

 

OUR PROCES

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We're makers, and we're proud to distil our spirits using the finest of Australian malted barley and good old fashioned Melbourne water. We believe making our own base spirit, whilst extra work, imparts to our Melbourne gins a glorious and very eminently sippable flavour. 

 

With some mashing help from friends at Brick Lane, we then distil our own base spirit in the showpiece of our distillery, a 200-litre copper column still we've named 'Yokohama' after Little Miss Yoko,  the Oriental temptress, who once 'plied her wares' out of this humble abode. Come by and say hello to the lady, experience a true Melbourne gin tasting and get up close and personal with a distillery tour and gin masterclass.

 

OUR HOM

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Built in 1877, 17 Casselden Place is the last remaining single story house in Melbourne's CBD.
If its walls could speak, they’d relate tales of delightful debauchery, for it was once a house of ill-repute. Today it’s our home, one which we hope to make a home of gin-repute.  Listed with Heritage Victoria, we’re grateful for the opportunity to establish our Melbourne gin brand, distillery and intimate cocktail bar within its historic walls. We also claim the city's most intimate gin tasting and gin masterclass experience. Enjoy the spirit of Melbourne - in a bottle.

 

STOCKISTS

ONLINE:

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VICTORIA | BOTTLE SHOPS:

The Wigs Cellar, Melbourne City

Nicks Wine Merchants

Carwyn Cellars, Preston

Westgarth Liquor, Northcote

Malvern Road Beer & Wine

Acland Street Cellars, St Kilda

McCoppins, Fitzroy

A Point of Difference Liquor, Mitcham

Jack's Cellarbrations, Ballarat

Stockade Cellars, Ballarat

VICTORIA | HOTELS, BARS & RESTAURANTS:

Coopers Inn Hotel

Rice Paper Scissors

Rice Paper Sister

Mitchell Harris, Ballarat

Chin Chin/GoGo Bar

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Novotel/Ibis Melbourne Central

The Windsor Hotel

The Mallow Hotel, Ballarat

The George Hotel, Ballarat

The Provincial Hotel, Ballarat

Marriott, Exhibition St

Mantra on Russell

Bowerbird bar

Bad Frankie

Bomba

Seamstress

Pepe’s

Bar tini

Ends & Means

The Rum Diary Bar

Cinema Nova

Whitehart

Hop Temple, Ballarat

The Lost Ones, Ballarat

Northside Wines

Moon & Mountain, Ballarat

Bar Josephine

Loop Roof

Ferydurke

Pizza Pizza Pizza

Iddy Biddy

Beneath Driver Lane

Federici

Forager's Drop

Strike QV

Strike Melbourne Central

B. Lucky & Sons 

Archie Bros Circus

Holey Moley

NSW:

Toms, West Pymble

Small Bar, Crows Nest

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

Musque Food & Wine, Tanunda

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Mane Liquor, Belmont

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Enquiries:  +61 434 796 873

info@littlelondistillingco.com

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