IN THE PRESS
An Interview with Chief Distiller, Luke Jacques
“When I first tried an Animus gin it was a revelation - the complex, yet refreshing flavours redefined what for me a gin could be and why so many Australians are embracing the gin renaissance. Luke Jacques, co-owner of the award winning Animus Distillery, located in Piper Street Kyneton, talks to Calder Western about the burgeoning brand and its fastidious nature, and his passion for exotic lounge music and heady cocktails.”
7 September 2019
11 of the coolest places to drink gin in Victoria
“If sinking into a chesterfield lounge and kicking back with an espresso gintini or sloe gin sour sounds like your idea of a weekend well spent, then this cellar door-come-cocktail lounge is the place to do it.”
4 June 2019
Here’s what Aussie distilleries have in store for World Gin Day
“Visit us at our premium cocktail lounge in Kyneton; relax on our Chesterfield lounges, enjoy a gin flight, cocktail or G&T served with biodegradable wheat stem straws (we say ‘no’ to plastic straws), while enjoying a tasting plate of local produce.”
29 May 2019
Animus Featured in Gin Foundry UK
“First impression from a quick sip is that it’s surprisingly smooth for 50% ABV and that overall, it’s bright and vivacious throughout…”
20 March 2019
Victorian Premier Visits Animus Distillery
“…dedicate themselves full time to their budding business on Piper Street, the historic strip that has been a catalyst for Kyneton’s renewal as a place of artisanal stores and hatted restaurants.”
3 November 2018
Concrete Playground: Six Game Changing Victorian Distilleries.
These distilleries might have flown under your radar, but they're producing some of the country's best gins and whiskies.
17 October 2018
Gin Foundry - Interview
Ahead of Junipalooza Melbourne, we’ve caught up with a few distillers and owners, to talk all things Gin, Australia and what they’ve been up to. Top of that list, was one quarter of team Animus, Rob Turner, who have recently launched their new Davidsonia Gin, with stocks selling out within days…
16 October 2018
Better Homes & Gardens
Joanna Griggs the Better Homes and Gardens team visit Animus Distillery and try their hand at making gin.
Better Homes & Gardens
21 September 2018
“We are pretty stoked to find out that Animus Distillery have just announced their latest release - Davidsonia Gin. And they took the time to create a brand new wizz bang unbelievably gorgeous new cocktail just for Lost Magazine and you guys.”
26 August 2018
"Representative of modern, inclusive Australia, the team behind this distillery is what sells the overall package. This isn’t a former distilling/winery/drinks trade troop, rather its a gaggle of friends who started down this path and in doing so managed to build something quite beautiful."
Gin Foundry UK includes Animus Distillery in their list of Australian Gins to watch.
13th July 2018
Aussie Gins You Need To Try
“Think bold flavours of mandarin, kaffir lime, white sesame, galangal and ginger, with an even bolder technicolour bottle.”
Urban List includes Animus Ambrosian Gin amongst their 13 Australian gins, which need to be tried ASAP.
23 April 2013
Australian Bartender reports on the 10 Best Australian Spirits from the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards including our Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit award win for our Arboretum Gin.
22nd March 2018
“The air is filled with the aroma of spices and fragrant herbs. They are intermingled and intertwined making it is difficult to discern one single note. There’s juniper. Was that orange peel? Fennel? This Phil Spector style wall-of-perfume greets you when you walk into Kyneton’s Animus Distillery.”
1 March 2018
Domain: Has Kyneton bested Melbourne as a cultural hub?
“It’s clear that Kyneton’s revival continues apace as the town attracts a growing band of talent from Melbourne and beyond… An award-winning gin distillery, Animus, has just moved to town; a tiny French restaurant called Ma Cave has been awarded a hat by the Good Food Guide; and a new contemporary arts festival is in the early stages of planning for a 2018 debut.”
6 December 2017
Turn Around Here
Turn Around Here will tell you how to find the best places to eat, drink, stay, shop and visit in the Macedon Ranges.
29 September 2017