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‘Fortune’ Noosa Heads Distillery opens on the Sunshine Coast



Noosa's first distillery officially opened its doors today and we were privileged to receive a sneak peek earlier this week.

Noosa Heads Distillery is everything you didn't know you were missing on the Sunshine Coast. Housed alongside the Land & Sea Brewery in Noosaville, the hipster haven is a must-visit when you're next visiting Noosa.

Launching with three spirits; a Signature Dry Gin, Vodka and White Malt, Fortune Distillery is the brainchild of Tim Crabtree and a team of young guns including Head Distiller Jackson Boyd. Proudly crafted in Noosa, Fortune's spirits are created with fine classic cocktails in mind, yet unique enough to have their own personality.

Sharing its home and lifestyle ethos with the Land & Sea Brewery, come with a sense of adventure and love of the great outdoors. Fortune takes influence from a bygone era of class, refinement and adventure and the cocktails reflect this style with classic Negroni and Gin Fizz. These spirits are uniquely Queensland with tropical flavours, ingredients and botanicals such as the Far North Queensland Honeydew Melon used in the Signature Dry Gin.


The Fortune tasting room is were it's at. Taking pride of place in the Distillery is the 2000 Litre copper pot reflux still, a statement in its own right. Each Fortune Spirits unique flavour profile is formed through the traditional distilling methods. The Signature Dry Gin is bathed and boiled much like a traditional London Dry and all spirits are hand bottled, hand labelled and a labour of love.

Whisky lovers will be drawn to the unique White Malt, distilled from single origin, single malt and sourcing the finest malt possible to produce this very unique spirit. Head Distiller Jackson Boyd sources malt from NSW craft malter - Voyager who produces small batch artisanal, single origin malts from locally grown and regionally sourced seasonal grains in the Riverina to produce their White Malt.


L to R: Brand Creator Tim Crabtree, Head Distiller Jackson Boyd and Head Brewer Shane Fairweather

Fortune's Vodka is made exclusively with Australian-grown wheat and filtered Noosa water. The flavour profile reflects crisp pear and subtle coconut having been filtered through coconut husks during the filtering process.

What's next for the Fortune crew? We're on good authority it will be a white rum using Queensland sugar cane, perfect for Queensland's balmy nights as well as an aged whisky, ageing in the Barossa red wine barrels that make up the tables in the Fortune tasting room.

We think you'll love this lifestyle brewery and distillery after a sun drenched day surfing in Noosa, enjoy sunset drinks and cocktails at Fortune Distillery.


Noosa Heads Distillery
19 Venture Drive, Noosaville QLD 4566
Open Friday: 5pm until late, Saturday + Sunday: 1pm until late
Check for more details.

Visit Noosa Heads Distillery during Noosa Food & Wine Festival – Accommodation and Event Ticket details here.

The writer was a guest of Noosa Food & Wine Festival 
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