Thanks again to @hotyogabunbury for an unreal night. Brilliant turn out and even better bunch of people. Hit them up if you or your friends are keen to be involved in the next session ☺️
Namaste safe guys 😉
Unbelievable news this morning all the way from London….Our West Coast Signature Dry has just won a Bronze Medal in the World Gin Awards! 🥳
So proud of the work we’ve all put in, the amazing feedback from customers, bars and bottle shops and the general support from the local community 🥰
Fair to say we’ll be having a drink this weekend, but as always drink responsibly 😅
Have a great weekend and keep supporting local. Love the team at Cuprum, The Spirit of the South West 😊
Check it out on the “World Gin Awards” site here.
Cuprum Distillery ran a competition, giving out 700ml bottles of our Spirits!
Rebel Without A Claus…
60ml Raspberry Gin @cuprumdistillery
60ml Red Velvet Cupcake @baileysofficial
30ml White Creme de Cacao (clear)
Splash of Cream (optional)
Whipped Cream For Garnish.
Add all ingredients into a shaker along with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and top with whipped cream, cherry and a wafer…enjoy!
Cuprum Distillery has teamed up with local potter Garry from Happs Winery and Australian Truffle Traders to create just one hundred 1 litre bottles of Truffle Gin, preserved in beautiful one-of-a-kind vessels.
Enjoy a single batch classic dry gin, distilled in our hand crafted copper pot still using juniper berries and the finest locally foraged native botanicals. Manjimup Perigord black truffles have then been infused in this delicate spirit for 4 months, giving way to delicate, sweet and earthy flavours…. Just in time for Christmas.
This is the gift that keeps on giving, because after consume your Gin, you can use this beautiful piece of pottery as an art statement in your home forever.
If you would like to pre-register for one of these divine bottles, please email us by clicking the HERE.
Last night Cuprum Distillery hosted a guided Gin tour for the good people involved in Bunbury Rotary Club!
The event started off with an informative tour of the distillery, discussing how our Gin, Vodka and Rum is created and what native botanicals we use in our process. The event then went into a Gin and Vodka tasting, where Bunbury Rotary Club members tasted our selection of Signature Dry Gin, Raspberry Gin, Rosé Vodka and normal Vodka.
If you are wanting to know more information about holding an event or be involved in a guided tour of the distillery for your work or community group, please get in touch with us to discuss by CLICKING HERE.
Walking into the Cuprum Distillery building, you would never guess it to be a former bus depot. We have transformed the space into a modern space that exudes charm and attention to detail. However, we have reserved parts of the building’s history, with the former service pit being re-fashioned into the distillery cellar, where barrelled Rum will be stored to age in the ideal, steady temperature.
Cuprum Distillery was born as a passion project, created in order to develop the ‘Spirit of the South West” by using local botanicals and flavours. We saw a gap in the Bunbury market, meaning it would be the only of its kind in the area.
After researching the market and the required equipment, we were hit with the reality that the waiting list for manufacturing was over 12 months long. Keen to get started as soon as possible, we decided to take things into our own hands and build Cuprum with what we could source locally. Luckily for us, we had Glen (AKA Woodsy) on our side, a very clever, retired boiler maker and copper smith who accepted the challenge to build two beautiful traditional, Alembic copper pot stills. These took Woodsy nearly 12 months to build and the results are incredible. Designed in Bunbury, they will infuse our spirits with a completely unique flavour profile – we are confident that there is nothing quite like them in the world.
The stills are essentially a copper kettle used to boil off liquids and separate alcohol from a solution. The vapour that comes off the still then passes through a chamber and is condensed back into a liquid at the other end. The complicated part of making the still was creating the Copper bulbous chamber (what we call the Onion). Woodsy made a wooden shaped mold and copper strips were then cut and formed over the mold and pressed into the Onion shape and welded together with special welding rods. This process took weeks to complete and requires a lot of skill. What we are left with is a very unique, handmade product which adds a very personal touch to our spirits.
Not only did we handmake our stills, we built and adapted all of our equipment, a mission that took around 2 years to complete. We sourced and recycled ex dairy industry tanks, and adapted these to our needs and polished them up to look like new.
But the job is not over yet. Cuprum Distillery is ever-expanding vision, and we have the parts to make a third still which we expect to have completed within the next 12 months. Our priority is to start producing our spirits so that we can get them out onto the market for everyone to experience and enjoy. The sales will assist in us growing the business and investing into more equipment to allow our next chapters to unfold. We are very excited for the journey ahead!
We had our first blind tasting on Thursday 7th May which involved seven women from the Bunbury community sampling our product and oh boy (or should we say oh girl) was it a success!
Each of our tasters tried seven different mystery Gins, four recipes were ours and three belonged to other brands. Everyone rated the samples on smell, mouth feel and taste, then ranked them from 1 – 7 at the end of the session. Being the first night out in months for everyone since COVID-19, the evening turned into a bit of fun with a lot of laughter and chatting about the history behind Cuprum Distillery, our story and of course…. Gin. Even though each of our guests were strangers, no one actually wanted the blind tasting to end!
We tallied up the results at the end of the night and were thrilled with the results. Our Gin recipes ranked 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th, meaning they were the favourites of the blind tasting. We were thrilled with this result and absolutely loved having input from our panel!
We will be conducting two more tastings before we decide on our signature Gin recipe. The next one on Thursday 14th May which will be men only (seeing as last week was ladies night) and then our final tasting will be held in another week on the 21st May.
We have been working for months now to find our signature Gin flavour.
Last week, we finally perfected three recipes which we think best represent our palette. However we want you, the community to have the final say in what our signature Gin tastes like.
This week we will host our first blind tasting, where members from the community will sample six gins (three being our own recipes) and decide which ones they like the best. From here we will take all of the responses and make a decision on our final recipe!
If you would like to attend a blind tasting, feel free to apply through the below link. Please know that although we would love to have large numbers of people attending tastings at a time, we are respecting the current 10 person rule as per the governments guidelines in relation to COVID-19, so not every applicant will be successful.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE BLIND TASTING
Cuprum Distillery making hand sanitiser for Bunbury community – Article from the Bunbury Mail
Bunbury’s newest gin distillery has devised an exciting campaign to help local residents, community groups, and businesses.
Totally Workwear Bunbury owner Mike Honeybell and his team have spent the past few years building Cuprum Distillery from the ground up.
“We got our manufacturer’s licence in mid-February, and we’ve spent the last couple of months developing recipes for our gin,” he said.
In the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, the company is now making 100-millilitre, 500ml, and 700ml bottles of hand sanitiser at its Forrest Avenue premises.
Late last month, the team set about re-jigging their operations, creating a new website, and fulfilling orders.
The distillery has since sold bottles/cases to Enable WA, Main Roads, the Bunbury Port, and the Bunbury Regional Hospital.
“Sanitiser is made up of at least 70 per cent ethanol, so it made sense for us to do this,” Mr Honeybell said.
“This campaign satisfies two needs – helping the community and launching our brand.
“At Totally Workwear, a lot of our clients need hand sanitiser in order to keep going and stay safe.
“It feels good to help some of the region’s not-for-profit organisations and community groups.”
Customers can pick up their orders from Cuprum Distillery HQ or Totally Workwear Bunbury.