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Gin Heaven at Dutch Rules Distilling

Dutch Rules Distilling is a gem of a gin and spirit distillery in the heart of Mitcham. The team are relishing flipping the story of gin and bringing it home, if you will, by highlighting the spirit’s true origins in the Spice Islands of Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India. We were invited to experience this new gin destination on the block.

It was great to meet Danny the owner and his excellent team, and to experience their top quality and innovative gin in an attractive space. The visit was enhanced by a DJ playing tunes from vinyl on a Friday night. 
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We (David and Sam) experienced-
✨Gin Flight of New World Gin, Thai Gin and Officers Cut (58%) 
✨Strawberry Rhubarb Spritz cocktail 
✨What the Doctor Ordered cocktail 
✨Snacks including Charcuterie with mustard figs, Toolunka Green Olives, and Baguette with smoked butter.
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Danny Perera.

All gins were a standout but Officers Cut stole the show packed with flavor, triple the juniper and featured toasted seaweed, karkalla and olive leaf nuances.
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Owner and founder, Danny Perera, is not a stranger to the liquor industry as co-owner and founder of Two Rupees brewery in Clayton. Dutch Rules offers his Two Rupees beer on tap as well as several other excellent beers. The small wine list looked decent as well. 
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Born in Sri Lanka, Perera grew up with the Dutch influenced spirit, and wanted to share his experience of gin and the influence local spices like juniper, cardamom and coriander had on the modern day spirit.
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Currently offering three gins and a vodka, the distillery is open to the public five nights a week, with retail options available online and throughout Victoria. 
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Danny told us there are plans to expand the kitchen, so watch this space. This was a fun visit with a great product and welcoming staff. As locals to Mitcham we are thrilled that this distillery is in our hood.