From Bush to Bottle, we’re committed to cultivating change and caring for our Country. And we are committed to using sustainable and ethical practices in all aspects of our business.
THE BEACHTREE DISTILLING CO. TEAM
Beachtree Distilling Co. was sparked by a love for:
creating something new
using organic and native botanicals
Inspired by their connection to the Australian land, the Beachtree Distilling Co. team are proud and passionate to share their knowledge and creations. Plus, they are always ready to share a drop and have a laugh.
Growing up on ‘the farm’ nestled in Bundjalung country on Queensland’s far north coast was the catalyst for her passion and love of working the land.
Kirra spent her childhood riding dirt bikes and growing macadamias. In winter, her parents would hoist her into large barrels, along with other kids from the community, to stomp on grapes until their feet were stained with the crimson juices.
Throughout the years, Kirra’s mum and Nonna introduced her to the world of delicious wine, grappa, food, herbs, spices and homegrown produce.
Kirra has turned her passion for freshly grown produce, which has been growing on the country since the 1920s, and a career spanning the fitness, health and wellness industries into a thriving international award-winning business – Beachtree Distilling Co.
Kirra’s unique skills and knowledge have ensured there are no nasty additives or preservatives in the products, all while keeping a great taste in every drop.
Steve, a Kamilaroi man, is our master distiller. His experience in electrotechnology and engineering has allowed him to create a unique distillation and filtration method. He continues to fine-tune his process by researching and experimenting with ways to produce a distinctive Australian collection of smooth gins, vodkas and liqueurs.
He has always made home brews—trying out different infusions, with some working and some not. Eventually, he settled on a career in the engineering and electrical world. After many years working in his trades, Steve now combines his two passions. The result—creating gin and vodka at Beachtree.
Steve has a strong love for the Australian bush and has been fundamental in the experimentation of combining the traditional ingredients with the native botanicals you will find intricately balanced in our gins.
Hi Humans, they call me Shadow, and I am the local resident distillery dog here at Beachtree Distilling Co. I joined the group at a young age as I knew they were working super hard and needed an extra 4 paws for support. Previously I spent my time chasing some very small kids around and sleeping lots.
Now I help my humans run this operation. I am not quite sure what it is they do. I see them making lots of things to drink and they seem to spend a lot of time working on large machines, but I think my job is way harder. Yesterday I had to help load 200kgs of fresh sugar cane into the truck. It is huge work for a little puppy, but it had to be done.
When I am not working in the business, you will find me enjoying long walks, chasing water at the dog beach, and resting in the shady areas around Sunny QLD. I also love to chew everything in the house. My favourite treats are finding the kids teddybears on the ground and having a chew on them, and sometimes I play hide and seek with them, it is SO much fun.
Anyway, that’s enough about me for now, I have to go drink some sugar cane juice, sorry did I say drink, I really did mean help, help with the sugar cane juicing 😉