Fleurieu Living Magazine

The wonderful world of whisky

There’s alchemy in the air when I walk into the cavernous innards of the Fleurieu Distillery. Enormous vats in the brew house pop and hiss, spewing out clouds of steam, like some great industrial era machine. Whisky makers Gareth and Angela Andrews navigate the distillery with ease and confidence. They nimbly scale ladders, opening the vats and momentarily disappearing behind the steam cloud.

This hive of activity and noise is taking place in the historic Railway Goods Shed on the Goolwa Wharf. Originally built in 1879 by James Shaw Harding, it once stored products that were to be transferred from the paddle steamers to the steam trains.

Gareth and Angela took over the lease in 2005 and repurposed the building as

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