The building itself exudes character and charm. The original, huge concrete wine storage bins, old copper stills and chunky timber beams are softened by the recent addition of shiny, rose-coloured copper pipes and lots of sparkling glass.
The distillery offers a range of tasting experiences, tours and mixing masterclasses which makes it an educational establishment, don't you think?
I chose to learn more about Gin on my recent visit and chose a 'Heart and Soul' Gin flight as my practical experiment. I spent a salubrious time comparing and contrasting the aromas and tastes of spices and botanicals with, and without, the addition of ice, tonic and garnishes. Juniper, mandarin, lime, cardamom, vanilla and honey were just some of the piquant flavours I enjoyed.
Twenty Third Street offers gourmet, wood-oven pizzas and light snacks, as well as a full dinner menu incorporating spirit flavours, local indigenous ingredients, international influences and family-friendly choices.
My tasting-flight partner ordered Halloumi Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, capers and olives on chargrilled Turkish bread.
Haloumi Bruschetta at Twenty Third Street Distillery Renmark
I watched as Riverland Rose Vodka was shaken with Creme de Cacao and ice then poured over a slice of Turkish Delight. As I prepared to enjoy the subtle flavour and rosy tint of rose petals I was filled with gratitude that I had been gifted such a love for learning.