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APOLLO BAY DISTILLERY

WHERE THE TOWN SPIRIT COMES ALIVE

OUR STORY

Aiming to preserve the tales of the town, our gins are linked with the old folklores of the Great Ocean Road. Our location is one of the oldest buildings in town and the SS Casino anchor on-site makes our distillery a true miniature of Apollo Bay’s culture, heritage and nature. We are the only distillery on the Great Ocean Road, producing boutique and local gin.

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OUR MENUS

Discover our pizza menu
Our pizzas go with the seasons! We believe that seasonality is the key ingredient in achieving flavoursome and balanced pizza. As such, our wood fired pizza menus are made with the finest seasonal produce available in our beautiful region, the Great Ocean Road and Otways.

OUR SPIRITS

Our onsite distillery produces exotic handcrafted gins using local botanicals. We use modern gin production techniques and different types of botanicals to make a product with the highest quality possible. Being the only gin distillery on the Great Ocean Road, our Apollo Bay Gin is a wonderful addition to our small local town.

SS CASINO DRY GIN

This is a well-balanced dry style gin, Using locally sourced and organic ingredients. A great mouth feel, full of earthy complexities reflecting our magnificent rainforest experience. ABV: 42%

Predominant Botanicals:
Juniper, Cinnamon Myrtle
Secondary Botanicals:
Saltbush, Fennel
Paired tonic:
Fever Tree Elderflower / Mediterranean
Garnish:
Cucumber

SPECULANT GRAPEFRUIT GIN

This stunning Grapefruit Gin is delicate, fruity and warm and retains a predominate juniper flavour with a bitter grapefruit finish. Preservative free, the Ruby grapefruit and Hibiscus lend the gin its gorgeous floral bouquet. This gin is delicious as a light and refreshing spritzer. ABV: 42%

Predominant Botanicals:
Juniper, Grapefruit
Secondary Botanicals:
Wormwood, Hibiscus
Paired tonic:
Fever Tree Mediterranean / Grape Fruit
Garnish:
Grapefruit

AUSTRALIAN OCEAN GIN

This is an aromatic gin with a refreshing mouthfeel. Using local saltbush, wild rosemary and a variety of native myrtles vapour distilled with organic lemon peel. This gin will evoke memories of the ocean and seaside.
ABV: 42%

Predominant Botanicals:
Juniper, Saltbush, Rosemary and Lemon
Secondary Botanicals:
Ginger, Calamus and Coriander
Paired tonic:
Fever Tree Light
Garnish:
Lemon

CAPTAIN CHAPMAN’S NAVY STRENGTH GIN

This is a very complex gin, refined and smooth, further enhanced by the viscosity of sesame. The heat from the Szechuan Pepper is balanced with Ginger. The final hint of Bay leaves you with a stunning experience from first sip to a lingering warmth. ABV: 57%

Predominant Botanicals:
Juniper, Szechuan Pepper
Secondary Botanicals:
Ginger, Sesame, Bay
Paired tonic:
Fever Tree Mediterranean
Garnish:
Orange, Star Anise

AMPHITRITE GIN

This is a full-bodied rich gin liqueur, using locally sourced and organic ingredients. It is a journey from aniseed through lemongrass to a delightful burnt caramel finish that is best enjoyed neat over ice. Also drinks superbly sweeter gin and tonic.
ABV: 25%

Predominant Botanicals:
Juniper, Elderflower, Aniseed
Secondary Botanicals:
Native Lemongrass
Garnish:
Ice

 

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY…

Apollo Bay Distillery sits at the end of the main street shopping area of Apollo Bay with a nice view over the foreshore. It has both open air and covered verandahs which are dog-friendly. We enjoyed very much the Gin Flight, a tasting of four of the distillery’s own gins, which came with a well-written description of each one. The staff gave good instructions for how to best enjoy the series of flavours. Our gin experience was accompanied by a serve of skinny fries with a spicy mayo, absolutely delicious.
Millefleurs
Tripadvisor
Stopped past for lunch, and a cheeky taste of their latest creations. The team here are friendly and most approachable. We had a great time with friends, and will make the effort to visit again soon!
Evil Felix
Google
Came here for lunch, enjoyed it so much booked dinner. Great staff, great food and enjoyed the gin experience. Ran away from Melbourne for a couple of nights….will be back!
Leonie Gowans
Google
Great Pizza service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was cool and relaxing indoor and outdoor dining. Good variety of tap beers and other beverages. Take away was very popular as well
Vicki Pickett
Google
We discovered the place by accident when we stopped in at Apollo Bar back in May. The gin was smooth, the staff are greta and the pizza is to die for! A must visit for anyone who likes food and booze.
Rick C
Tripadvisor
After looking online at reviews for some of the other local pubs and breweries I’m glad we came here for our last night in Apollo Bay. Super Tasty pizza and great Gin cocktails! Some of the best calamari I’ve had. The staff were very nice and attentive and I hope to be back soon!
Ruby Ryan
Google
Went here for dinner and had a great couple of pizzas shared with my partner. The base was excellent and were extremely delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful and I’d recommend this as a good place to have a drink and a meal.
SpuriousSpuds
Tripadvisor
Went to Apollo Bay distillery not expecting anything, my wife and I love gin and have tried gins up and down the east cost found some great gins in Tasmania. When we arrived in the we found that the distillery was in the old post office, very cute. The food was good, there was five of us and we tried a selection of there to share and a prawn pizza. For me I judge a restaurant by how good their arancini balls are and they were great. Had the gin flight including the navy and decided to buy one of the Australian and the navy. A great little distillery and worth a visit.
Andrew Simmonds
Google
My second visit here, the woodfired pizzas are delicious and the truffle fries to die for. We also had the gin taster and the gins were amazing! Wonderful friendly service to top it off, highly recommend a visit here.
Resort554036
Tripadvisor
My girlfriend has recently had to go dairy free and gluten free and it has been such a culture shock and a strain on where we can go eat. The staff were lovely and helped us to get her a delicious pizza. Thank you again as we have come from Geelong for her Birthday. Cheers!
Darcy Gold
Google
I would rate this place five stars for the coffee alone, but the food was also great and the service was friendly. We tried a few items from the lunch menu and they were a perfect balance of interesting and delicious. We plan to go back so that we can try the pizzas and gin. But realistically, if all I ever had was the coffee I’d still keep coming back, it’s a little cup of pure joy.
Chantelle Elson
Google

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HOURS

Monday
11am-8pm
Kitchen 12pm-3pm & 5pm-8pm

Tuesday
11am-8pm
Kitchen 12pm-3pm & 5pm-8pm

Wednesday
11am-5pm
Cellar Door retail & tastings only

Thursday
11am-5pm
Cellar Door retail & tastings only

Friday
11am-8pm
Kitchen 5pm-8pm

Saturday & Sunday
10am-8pm
Kitchen 12pm-3pm & 5pm-8pm

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