9 Seminary Road‚ Haigslea

Marburg continues to grow as a brilliant road trip destination in southeast Queensland and one of the region’s newest drawcards is an award-winning gin distillery.

Imbibis Artisan Distillery was launched in December 2019 by winemaker Jason Hannay and his wife Maree. They promptly scooped two silvers at the 2020 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards for their signature gin and a shiraz brandy.

“I call it my winemaker’s gin,” Jason says of that first creation, aptly named Clarity.
“It has all these lovely flavours that blend well, with a really smooth finish… it has bottlebrush flowers and homegrown lemon myrtle and homegrown galangal.

Two more creations followed; a Pink Gin and an Australian take on a London dry style called The Three Myrtles with anise, lemon and cinnamon notes rounded out with olive leaf from a specifically chosen tree at Cedar Gully Olives in nearby Mulgowie. This gin has recently won Silver at the prestigious London Spirits Competition, along with our second Brandy release.

Jason was mentored in his early days as a winemaker by Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith and he went on to make wines for Warrego Winery and Flinders Peak Winery.

Imbibis is open by appointment for tastings and tours for AUD15 per person. You’ll also find Imbibis at selected restaurants, including Dovetails and Pumpyard in Ipswich, and specialty liquor outlets around Queensland.

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