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. While the naval ratings went ashore, as a stoker, Lenny stayed below decks in the engine room of the ship, using surplus pantry goods to clandestinely produce gin and clear spirit to sell or barter to his shipmates.
For lovers of premium gin and whisky alike, Southern Shine Distillery harnesses traditional hands-on methods, accentuating local ingredients and botanicals to capture the unerring spirit of our great state. Southern Shine Distillery, located at the gateway to the alluring almond groves of Victor Harbor and Willunga, O’Halloran Hill, and overlooking the glimmering coast and southern skies provides the premiere tasting bar experience crafted especially for the new age spirit connoisseur.