Western Australia Distillery Trail
The Western Australian Distillery Trail is a 4500km drive trail, stretching all the way from Esperance on the south coast to Kununurra in the far north of WA.
Featuring 15 small batch distilleries, each with its own distinctive character and style, the trail passes through Albany, Margaret River, Swan Valley and Broome.
Meet the makers and go behind the scenes to view the distillation process. Taste, touch, smell and hear the stories behind their unique flavours.
About the Trail
Back in 1972, a Californian fellow by the name of Raymond ‘Spike’ Dessert III, arrived in the Ord Valley and went about setting up a number of agricultural enterprises, growing everything from pumpkins and onions to corn.
By 1999 Spike and his wife Kae, decided to diversify and started their distillery, The Hoochery that has gone on to produce award winning rum that is served in some of the best restaurants in Europe.
These days there are distilleries from one end of Western Australia to the other, each drawing on its unique location and landscape to style their products and labels; from the deep forests of the south to the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley, coastal climes and even right in the heart of the city.
The entire trail is 4500km and all on sealed roads, with the exception of a few country driveways.