Jon and Sarah Lark have been at the forefront of a thriving Australian craft spirits industry for the last ten years, and have won awards for their gin all over the world, including Australia's best gin.
It all started with a seachange. The couple visited Kangaroo Island while on honeymoon, and decided it was the perfect place to set up their own distillery, on a hunch that gin was about to make a comeback. They weren’t wrong.
With a little help from Jon’s brother, Bill, known as the godfather of whisky in Tasmania, KI Spirits is now producing the most sought after gin. Their cellar door is a tourist destination on the Island, business is booming and the gin market is growing.
Jon and Sarah share their story, which has great successes and many challenges - including export tax, and the logistics of working on the island.
We also get a great little lesson on the history of gin, and the distilling process.
Find out more about Kangaroo Island Spirits.
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