“Kings Cross Distillery is located at the intersection where the once mischievous glittering half mile of Darlinghurst Road, met with Sydney’s glamorous personality mecca of Macleay Street”.
Our pot-still affectionately called “Miss Pottsy”, sits in the heart of our distillery, inside a venue that was once home to covert businesses; an illegal 60s casino and a salacious club and private bookshop, with secret tunnels and spaces to hideaway from the eyes of the law.
The colourful and rich and risqué history of Sydney’s Kings Cross and its Sydney surrounds, are the inspiration behind our vapour infused gins. Join us in
our journey of discovery, as we make history too.
Join us in our journey of discovery, as we make history together.
AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC DRY
The late 1930s celebrated Sydney’s highlife and the sophisticated golden era of Kings Cross. Glamorous restaurants, nightclubs and cafes, theatres and stylish shops, sat side-by-side with gleaming mansions saluting modernist architectural design. It was also a time when proper people would lose themselves to the sometimes improper ways of bohemian Kings Cross.
To commemorate this era, the gin is based on a classic London Dry gin recipe dating back to 1937. The smooth native botanical notes of Australian myrtles, complement the fresh, local lemon peel and cassia. angelica root enhances the flavour that will ‘tickle your fancy’. This is Kings Cross Distillery’s ideal Australian Classic Dry Gin.
GARDEN ISLAND NAVY STRENGTH
Garden Island has been central to Australia’s maritime history since 1788 when it became a kitchen-garden for the officers and crew of the First Fleet’s HMS Sirius. In the first half of the 19th century it was an extension of The Domain, and a popular picnic destination. It was set aside for the navy in 1851. Since the period surrounding WW1, it has functioned as the major fleet base of the Australian Navy. In 1945 the island was joined to the Potts Point mainland.
This gin is a traditional navy-strength gin using a herb and botanical mix evocative of the Seven Seas. It pays homage to the association of gunpowder and overproof gin, with our cheeky use of gunpowder tea. You will also discover grassy garden and floral essences over the juniper and Australian myrtles. Like the navy, this gin has travelled the high seas.
Our Gin Architect, Odelia Potts, together with “Pottsy”, are busily concocting away, in anticipation of the inaugural release of our signature KXD Australian Classic Dry Gin.
The first bottles are coming soon! To secure your very own bottle from this release, please register your interest by signing up to our mailing list on the website.
We will then be in touch with an exclusive offer for you for one of our VERY FIRST run of 100 bottles!
We look forward to welcoming you to our brand-new venue very soon – stay tuned for more info.