Elegant, seasonal gins and premium whiskies, capturing the spirit of South Australia.

SOUTHERN SHINE DISTILLERY

Elegant, seasonal gins and premium whiskies, capturing the spirit of South Australia.

SOUTHERN SHINE DISTILLERY

Scott Blackburn founded Southern Shine Distillery in honour of his grandfather, the illustrious Pop Lenny, who while serving as a stoker below deck in the Royal Australian Navy during WWII. Lenny would use surplus pantry goods to produce clear spirit when others were ashore, aiding in keeping his shipmates afloat.   

Capturing the spirit of great southern skies and glinting oceans, the Southern Shine Distillery harnesses hands-on crafting to express proudly South Australian ingredients and continue the family distilling tradition. Scott and his team bring you the flavours of the coast, distilled.  

Find seasonal gins crafted with exquisite flavour combinations, with blends hinting at local fruits and herbs. And for the whisky loyalists, a purpose built, two-pot, copper whisky still and barrel-ageing room engages the production of our small batch whisky, fit to lead the market in quality.

BLACKBURN
DRY GIN

CLASSIC & FRESH / 700ML
42.6% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE NOW

WINTER
GIN

SEASONAL NEW WAVE / 700ML
41.2% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE NOW

WHITE LIGHTNING
NEW MAKE

SMALL BATCH / 700ML
40.0% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2021

THE DRY BOOKMAKER
GIN

NAVY STRENGTH / 700ML
58.6% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2021

KORENWIJN
GIN

PORT BARREL AGED / 700ML
41.0% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2021

SUMMER
GIN

SEASONAL NEW WAVE / 700ML
41.2% ALC/VOL
AVAILABLE JANUARY 2022

AUTUMN
GIN

SMALL BATCH / 700ML
41.2% ALC/VOL
 

LIMONCELLO

SMALL BATCH / 700ML
23.0% ALC/VOL

Southern Shine Distillery.

OUR STORY

Founded by Scott Blackburn, the grandson of an illustriously crafty sailor, Southern Shine Distillery honours the rather out-of-character undertakings of Lenny, a rather affable gentleman in the Royal Australian Navy during WWII. Pop Lenny was known as a non-drinker, non-smoker and non-gambler, which makes his service, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, all the more intriguing …

Southern Shine Distillery.

DISTILLERY

The contemporary, purpose-built facility represents Southern Shine Distillery’s dedication to celebrating the legacy of distillation and the harvesting of ingredients in a uniquely South Australian fashion. The rich background of Southern Shines Distillery’s process is apparent, through their well-practised …

Southern Shine Distillery.

BAR

Far from the bulkheads and beams of the ship, the Southern Shine Distillery sits atop O’Halloran Hill, ‘just up the hill’ from Adelaide. The namesake venue lies conveniently on the gateway to the gourmet South, a hop and a skip to the almond groves of Willunga, and the wondrous McLaren Vale wine district …

Southern Shine Distillery.

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