The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is a producer of single malt Australian whisky and liqueurs in the small Victorian town of Timboon. Located approximately 200kms south-east of Melbourne, the distillery takes its name from its location in the goods shed at the terminus of the former railway line.
As we came to discover the town of Timboon has a local history of distilling, with an illegal still operator named Tom Delaney said to have been producing 100 gallons of “Mountain Dew” whisky a week during the 1890s, before being arrested.
The distillery staff were passionate and knowledgeable about the art of distilling. They explained to us that the whisky is produced from malted barley, which is brewed off-site by the Otway Estate microbrewery, before being distilled at the Railway Shed in a 600-liter copper still. After which it is matured in small port casks. The batch we sampled had been aged for 4 years.
The venue itself is full of character. Its part working distillery, part gourmet store showcasing products from around the region and also features a restaurant. After spending the morning taking in the sights of the Great Ocean road Brooke and I decided to stop and enjoy some lunch. Brooke opted for the daily soup which thick and full of flavour, whilst I chose the beef shin tacos which were beautifully presented and tasted amazing. We would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery for anyone who loves great food and/or a tipple of whisky.