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Hoochery Distillery

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by Fiona (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer currently travelling Australia. We all have to see the land we call home.
Published March 16th 2014
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Hoochery Distillery Kununurra
Hoochery Distillery Kununurra

Distilling of spirits is an art form in itself. One farmer in the Western Australian outback town of Kununurra prides himself on his carefully distilled rums and liqueurs.

Hoochery Distillery is located a short drive from the Kununurra township. Farmer Raymond {Spike} Dessert III built the distillery as a way of diversifying his income from his adjoining farm.

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A downscaled operation compared to most.

Believed to be the oldest legal running distillery in Western Australia, it has the capacity to produce more than 50 000 bottled of Ord River Rum despite its small scale. Each batch is carefully brewed, distilled, bottled and labelled on site.

Home cooked meals
Enjoy a traditional home cooked meal with your Rum.

The distillery has a saloon bar offering rum tasting, delectable cakes, coffee and counter meals. There is also a large function room available for bookings offering a range of catering, self catering, menu and room hire options.

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A large dining area available for functions.

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Tour the quaint handmade brewery with all parts sourced from unwanted scraps.

You can tour the quaint distillery for a small fee and hear the entire story of Spikes journey, in particularly how he hated to waste anything so built the distillery itself from scrap metal objects. The Rum is unique, being the only rum actually distilled in WA with no fancy labels or sales gimmicks. Each batch is individually brewed for originality and quality.

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Large vats within the brewery.

The Distillery is open all year around and seven days a week during dry season.

Can't get to the Hoochery? Well you can buy the rum wholesale or direct from the Distillery itself. Or to find stockists near you click here.

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Some of the relics didn't make it to scrap and are on show today at the Hoochery.
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Why? Locally made rum
When: All year around
Phone: 08 9168 2467
Where: Kununurra
Cost: Varies
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