Meet the Distillers
About Reed & Co Distillery
Reed & Co Distillery is a family owned and operated distillery in the alpine town of Bright N.E Victoria.
Our philosophy is simple, we are captivated by the natural landscape and exist to create quality
Australian spirits and experiences to represent our region and are worthy of sharing with others.
The combination of creativity with our craft is our daily purpose, applying technique and
passion to distill the landscape, the botanicals both wild and locally grown that are at the heart
of our flavour profiles.
As chef turned distillers, we seek discovery, continuously testing, tasting and experimenting
with techniques to create a quality that both represents us and a captures the flavours of the
North East. This is what fuels our commitment as makers.
We forage and source Victorian ingredients where available and collaborate with local
producers & makers to profile the region we live in. This includes everything from wine makers,
to local upholsters for our furniture and illustrators for our label artwork. The celebration of
artistry is a core part of our ethos.
We hope that our love of artfully crafting spirits provides you with joy and a true North East
experience worth returning for or recreating in your home.
Hamish & Rachel
The distillery was originally established in 2016 at our Good Food regional restaurant of the year Tani Eat & Drink.
We closed the restarant doors in 2017 to make room for Reed & Co Distillery at our new distillery space.
Reed & Co Distillery started out as a chef experimentation.
We had an interest in using the distillation process to create natural oil flavours for our food, but you always need a great drink to accompany good food (or just a good day)
... which in turn lead us to Gin.
We use 2 Cooper Pot Stills to distill our gin.
Molly is the original and we just welcomed our newest addition to the family, Mabel.
The distillery is situated in the centre of Bright at 15 Wills Street.
An unassuming building which was former mechanics workshop, has been transformed into a welcoming local with indoor and outdoor seating. The space provides a distillery door, bar, and is a shared location with friends, local family business- Sixpence Coffee.
Family owned and operated, Hamish Nugent and Rachel Reed are the two creators behind Reed & Co Distillery.
As reputable ex chefs, Hamish & Rachel put the quality of flavour and technique at the core of the product and experience.
We focus on traditional distilling methods, quality ingredients and botanicals, which go hand in hand with balancing of flavours.
Drink & Eat
Distillery Door & Cocktail Bar
Join us for a tastings, some cocktails and bar snacks at our distillery.
Walk-ins welcome no booking required.
Summer Fling 8-25 Jan
Bar Liberty x Reed & Co
We are excited to bring the best of Fitzroy to the High Country when Bar Liberty Chef, Casey Wall takes up a limited time residency at Reed & Co Distillery for our Summer Fling!
Enjoy sought-after Bar Liberty favourites, reimagined with a taste of the High Country in an exclusive bar menu that draws on the best producers and purveyors from North East Victoria. Sample menu coming soon.
Reed & Co Bottle Shop
Offering takeaway booze sales
Available - Remedy Gin, Bottled Cocktails, Spirit Lab,
Tonic Water, Garnishes.
Online Bottle Shop
Open 24hrs a day 7 days a week, hit the link...
Situated just over 3 hours out from Melbourne's CBD and in the Alpine region of Victoria, is Bright. Hidden between mountain tops and surrounded by sweeping country sides, Bright is a common, relaxing weekend away spot. With many restaurants and cafe's, our distillery sits right in the heart of town and we take pride in everything from the meal on the table to spirits in a bottle.
Our town is also known for it's many outdoor activities, whether it be kayaking or bush walking in the summer sun, or the perfect landing base for the snow in the winter.
With lots of history in the gold era and exploration of wineries that are near by, Bright is the perfect country town to visit.