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Australian Whisky flight
Black Gate Distillery peated whisky bottles
Genise using walky stacker
Brian and his casks of whisky
Frankie; our little distillery dog
Outdoor fire at Black Gate Distillery

Just Released!
Country to Coast #4
Whisky Collaboration

Country to Coast #4 - Whisky collaboration

ABV: 48%    Size: 700ml

Cask type: Bourbon & Apera (Sherry)

Number of bottles produced: 460 


A collaboration between friends, Country to Coast #4 is a limited edition peated whisky. An exceptional pairing of casks from two highly respected Australian mainland distilleries to create a marriage of second-fill premium Bourbon and Apera casks. Elegantly understated the balance and integration of smoke over briny coastal iodine and sweet country infused malt mingles well through to the end.

Rural, urban or coastal, wherever you are, this release is deliciously memorable!

“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.

Genise & Brian on the last WWD
Our casks


At Black Gate Distillery, we offer a unique experience with tastings of our Dark Rum and Single Malt Whisky, starting at only $30 per person. Our tastings are designed to take you on a journey of flavors, showcasing the best of what we have to offer. With bookings accepted up to 4 weeks in advance and as little as an hour before, you can indulge in a quality tasting experience whenever you desire. Come explore the wonderful world of whisky and rum with us today!

  • Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2023

    • ​Gold - Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #4)

  • Tasting Australia Awards 2023

    • Gold - New Grain/Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #4)​

    • Best in Class (Country to Coast #4)

  • Royal Australian Spirit Awards 2023

    • Silver - Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #4)

  • Tasting Australia Awards 2022

    • Trophy - Best Whisky (Country to Coast #3)​

    • Best in Class - Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #3) 

    • Trophy - Innovation Award (Country to Coast #3)

    • Gold - New Grain/Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #3)

  • Royal Australian Spirit Awards 2022

    • Trophy - Champion Small Batch (Country to Coast #3)

    • Trophy - Champion Whisky (Country to Coast #3)

    • Medallion - Best Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #3)

    • Gold - Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #3)

  • Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2022

    • Trophy - Best Grain or Blended Whisky​

    • Gold - Blended Whisky (Country to Coast #3)

  • 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

  • November Financial Review listed BG022 as one of the        Top 20 Drinks in Australia in 2017

Our AWAS Awards
C to C awards list


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