WELCOME TO THE FIRST HOT CLIMATE WHISKY DISTILLERY IN NSW
IN MEMORY OF FRANKIE
“Black Gate Distillery in Central Western New South Wales, favours intuition over science to create what is maturing into one of Australia's top Single Malt Whiskies.”
— Luke McCarthy, Executive Style
Situated in Mendooran, 45 mins from Dubbo in Central West NSW, Black Gate Distillery is a small, husband and wife operation established in 2009. We enjoy a rural setting and a climate conducive to aggressive spirit maturation. We produce Australian Single Malt Whisky and Dark Rum which are both brewed and distilled on site. The distillery capacity is around 3000 litres of whisky and about 1000 litres of rum annually. We use direct fired copper pot stills of 630 litres and 300 litres capacity that produce spirit on the richer end of the flavour spectrum. We stick with traditional methods, use the highest quality ingredients/casks available and encourage visitors.
Brian Hollingworth - Whisky Distiller
Born in Broken Hill NSW, Fitter Machinist & Automotive Mechanic by trade, School Teacher by accident, Distiller by choice.
Genise Hollingworth - Rum Distiller
Born in Walgett NSW, a woman dedicated to hard work, quality assurance and the art of distilling.
We offer a unique experience with tastings of
Dark Rum and Single Malt Whisky.
Tastings start from $30/person.
Open by appointment.
Go to Tastings tab to book a date and time.
Our spirits were selected for NOMA Australia
Our products are distributed nationally throughout Australia
Genise was selected to speak at 'Tales of the Cocktail' New Orleans
Dram Club Sydney Hall of Fame: Cask BG005
Featured in Luke McCarthy's book 'The Australian Spirits Guide'
BG022 was listed in the November Financial Review as one of the Top 20 Drinks in Australia in 2017
Australian Whisky Awards 2021
Silver - Whisky Distillery of the Year
Silver - Whisky Distiller/Producer of the Year
Silver - Dram of the Decade
Copper - Whisky of the Year