Our distillery is conveniently located just a seven-minute drive from Daylesford, Victoria, in the picturesque Central Highlands, adjacent to the scenic Mount Franklin. Embark on a day trip from Melbourne to explore the charms of Daylesford, or extend your stay to savour the local bars and restaurants, including renowned establishments like Sault Restaurant, Beppe Kitchen & Bar, The Surly Goat, and the historic Royal Daylesford Hotel. Indulge in a meal paired with a drink and don’t forget to ask for Daylesford Spirit Gin/Vodka in your cocktails. For those on a road trip, Daylesford is less than an hour's drive from Bendigo and Ballarat. Drop by to immerse yourself in the spirit of the community and enjoy the unique offerings of our beautiful town.
For those on a day trip, explore Daylesford's many attractions and be sure to savor its local bars and restaurants. We highly recommend treating yourself to a meal at renowned establishments like Sault Restaurant, Beppe Kitchen & Bar, The Surly Goat, and the historic Royal Daylesford Hotel. Don't forget to inquire about Daylesford Spirit Gin or Vodka for a special addition to your cocktails.
If you're embarking on a road trip, Daylesford is conveniently located within an hour's drive from both Bendigo and Ballarat. Take the opportunity to visit and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the community.
meet our team
For more than 35 years, Michael has helped build and grow many businesses and has now turned his experience and collaborative style to this new passion project. After travelling to Scotland in 2010 and visiting many distilleries, the desire for starting a distillery at home was born. When Michael moved to the Daylesford region in 2020, he realised this was the perfect place to establish a community focused distillery, given the magnificent natural resources and local produce of Mount Franklin. Michael is dedicated to crafting spirits that are synonymous with the town of Daylesford, especially now that he is a proud and active member of the local community.
Jace has spent more than nine years at a prominent Melbourne-based distillery, including six years as the Head Distiller, where he was instrumental in the development of their whisky and gin ranges. Jace recently saw the light and joined the Daylesford Spirit team, seeing an opportunity to be involved in something community-focused and special. Jace brings his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience making, and collaborating on the development of our spirits, helping to ensure they are high-quality and well-crafted products.
Alvi has shaped Daylesford Spirit from the inception of the idea of the distillery. Working closely with Michael on Daylesford Spirit’s business strategy, product design and overall brand identity. Before getting into the world of distillery brand building, Alvi spent 20+ years as Brand Manager for multiple small businesses, his role is keeping a sharp eye on the marketing implementation and making Daylesford Spirit reflect the product through all visual implementations with much passion.