Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Experience something unique. Imagine a place nestled atop a beautiful mountain, set against a backdrop of lush sub-tropical rainforest. Imagine sampling a range of mouth-watering Liqueurs and Spirits that take your taste buds on a memorable journey. Imagine a place that can take you on a journey back in time to experience the real world of Elizabethan or Tudor England. There is such a place and it is called Tamborine Mountain Distillery, a place where true old-world charm and history co-exists. So why not allow your palate to be tantalised with your favourite tipple from one of the eighty or so Liqueurs and Spirits, or dare to challenge with new flavours. A place like no other. Our friendly staff will take you through our very large range of Liqueurs and Spirits and share a joke or two. This itself is worth the visit. There’s a perfect serve for everyone. Our exceptional blends can be mixed and enjoyed in a multitude of ways. Our products have won over 300 International Awards.
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Gray's Reviews
Timaru, New Zealand1,417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were part of a wine tour that visited here and since our last visit in 2018 there are some major changes, especially to the building itself. The new one was built in July 2019 and is a modern take on the previous one.
The products are still amazing, more varied perhaps and ever so more-ish. There are liqueurs, schnapps, gins, vodkas, gift packs and more, each produced here and mainly sourced locally. The limoncello and coffee ones were my favourites.
Staff were most informative, knowledgeable and clearly seemed to enjoy what they do.
Written February 12, 2020
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Hi Gray, many thanks for your review and enjoyed the drinks. Make sure you drop by next time you are in the area. Regards
Written August 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabethrose42
Redcliffe, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
My friend and I realised that tastings of liqueurs and spirits are a great opportunity for mindfulness. And it’s easy to be mindful in the beautiful room/building in which the tastings are done.
Our server was very genuine and friendly and gave just the right amount of info.
The limoncello continues to be utterly magnificent (been a fan for over 10 years)
Today’s find was a Lychee and Elderflower Liqueur which was delicate and complex and just a really delightful surprise
Written September 23, 2020
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Hi Elizabeth, many thanks for the lovely review and so glad you enjoyed yourself. If you liked the Lychee and Elderflower you may wish to try our Wild Forest Plum with Sweet Rose and Elderflower. This is a complex and deep tasting liqueur and the favourite drink of all our female staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written October 10, 2020
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Coral P
Canberra, Australia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We had a lovely visit to this distillery just around the corner at the end of Gallery Walk. For $5.00 you get three liqueurs and one spirit tasting. My husband and I tasted each others so we got more tastings. They were really quite delicious and we ended up buying three bottles of some very tasty liqueurs in beautiful bottles. They would be a great present but we are keeping ours. It would be easy to walk out with half a dozen bottles full of different flavours if you like something small but tasty after dinner. An artist/owner used to do the pattern on the bottles by hand but now they do prints of the originals and it is done mechanically as it was too much for one person to do. An unexpected pleasure to finish off our great day in the mountains.
Written September 6, 2020
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Hi Coral, Thank you so much for your great review and so glad you enjoyed your visit and of course the tasting and your purchases. Do drop by next time you are visiting Tamborine Mountain as we love to see our loyal customers back and get their feedback on how they enjoyed their purchases. In the meantime keep well and keep safe.
Written September 7, 2020
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123free
Brisbane, Australia453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You really must visit the Distillery!! It's just off Gallery Walk and they have a $5 tasting option for 4 drinks. They were all delicious and different. You can purchase from there or order online when you get home. They had lots of different size options and so many choices of spirits and liqueurs. The service was also awesome. HIGHLY recommended!!
Written August 12, 2020
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Hi 123free, many thanks for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you back soon.
Written August 16, 2020
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Kristan P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend calling in for a visit and a tasting! The liqueurs are delicious with a large range of flavours to choose from. On arrival we were greeted by Mirindi, a very friendly and funny lady who kept us both royally entertained while we had our tasting. Try the Wattle Toffee liqueur, it's amazing!
Written October 13, 2021
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Jaron F
Narrabeen, Australia831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
There are so many flavours to chose from here. This makes the task of finding a favourite almost impossible on the first try!
But, nonetheless you can get a paddle of four tastings for a measly $8 in a very quaint style setting. The staff were great at helping us with the selections, I’d stick to the flavours you know work for your own tastes.
We ended up with the coffee liqueur as our favourite.
Written January 17, 2022
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Thanks for your lovely review and just a reminder to make sure your drop by our Distillery next time you are in the area.
Written September 25, 2022
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Michelle S
57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
The liqueur on offer here is average at best. Not enjoyable flavours with a very string “neat alcohol” taste. There was a new staff member who was doing his best however the lady who served to be I charge was rude and berated him openly in front of us. Very unprofessional. Would not bother stopping again.
Written November 20, 2021
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Vanessa W
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Was really looking forward to this as I’ve been to tastings before ,but was disappointed that our group of 4 was given the menu of drinks select 4 and they bring them to u to try ! There was no explanation of the drinks by our server no background history of the distillery & they said they weren’t that busy for a Saturday so they actually had time to do that . So unless your a big tour group expect that’s how your tasting will go . Apparently it used to be better a few years ago but alas it seemed just about getting people in and out to cater for the mass groups .
Written August 29, 2020
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Hi Nessy247, Thanks for your review which I must say, I read with some sadness and disappointment. Having read it a few times, I feel you maybe misunderstand a few matters pertaining to the current situation we all find ourselves. For clarification, it is not us who have changed the rules of engagement with our beloved customers, but rather the Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young. She alone now calls the shots and dictates the modus operandi of our Distillery, and indeed all licensed venues, as she plans and manages the best way to keep us all safe. For your information, we (and every other Tasting Room in the State), are legally obliged to operate under what are very different rules than would have existed during your previous visits. Please note that these rules are set out primarily for you, and for every other one of our customers, to ensure the safety and well being of all who visit our venue.. As there seems to be some misunderstanding over these matters, we therefore feel it only fair to give all readers a proper and balanced perspective of why we have had to completely change the way we currently engage with our customers. This way we can also explain to readers the current State and Federal Government rules that dictate the operation and service of food and drinks throughout Queensland. Firstly things are certainly not like the were "years ago" as you state. Sadly we are in the middle of a global and deadly pandemic, the likes of which, none of us have ever experienced. To stay open I am afraid the rules of customer service have changed everywhere, and changed quite dramatically. Every patron MUST now be seated if they wish to do a tasting and to be served their choice of drinks. They MUST also fill in a detailed Covid-19 Contract Tracing form. There is nothing we can or will be able to presently do to change these procedures so whilst you feel "disappointed" with this approach, and not stand at the bar and enjoy a yarn as in days gone by, I am afraid that this the 'New Normal" and we must all learn to accept and adapt to the current situation if we want to be allowed to stay open and survive as a business. Secondly the "menu" you mention, actually goes way and beyond just a product list. It does have a very comprehensive amount of information about our award winning range of drinks and our recommendations. The best sellers and categorisation plus the recommended sequence to select, plus the ABV % of every single drink, is very clearly shown. We even give a suggested tasting sequence for our first time visitors. I am a bit perplexed at your third comments as we have just closed off our busiest month of sales in our 27 year history. Set against a table limit of 50 patrons at any one time, I feel our staff have actually gone way and beyond what management could have ever have expected of them. If we have a slight lull over lunchtimes, as unlike wineries, we do not serve food, then we are certainly busy restocking the shelves and prepping for the afternoon visitors with rarely enough time for even catch a bite to eat. A $5 tasting fee most certainly could not spare staff time to visit each table and explain to each couple or group the whole history of the Company at anytime over the weekend. If customers ever do ask a question, our staff do of course take as much time as possible to answer such specifics and provide detailed responses as time allows. The whole Tasting Room is also packed with the memorabilia and awards that clearly explain the long and proud history of the Distillery. The large Museum is the main exhibit taking up centre stage to the left of the main bar area. I doubt that there is any other venue on the Mountain that is as transparent as we are in providing the visual and interactive history of our products, our founders or the processes and ingredients we use to make Australia's most internationally awarded liquor range this century. Regarding your final allegations of us "just catering for mass groups", I can assure you that this could not be further from the truth. We believe that we have done more than any other venue on the Mountain to develop an equitable Covid 19 Safe plan for all types of our Distillery customers. For the record, we currently limit tour groups to no more than 15 persons and limit total tour group numbers to 50% of the seating at any one time. Adopting this game plan as best we can ensures that "walk in" customers can at least still get a tasting whenever humanly possible. For your information, we have cancelled and refunded far more numbers of bus group patrons, who have turned up late, than we have had to turn away "walk-ins' who have just arrived at the Distillery without a booking. Also in our defence, and as way of explanation, we are partnering with the nearby Eagle Heights Hotel Resort, who can accept our bigger tour groups to do Tastings and Sales of our best selling products. They have been a godsend these last two months as the lock down restrictions have relaxed and we have been inundated with visitors from S.E Queensland, keen to visit Mt Tamborine for a long overdue break. Finally may I apologise for this long explanation, but I am afraid your comments have hit a raw nerve and do not sit well with our hard working staff as explained above. I can assure you that is really difficult just trying to keep any business running at present and we feel it only fair we are allowed to explain why things may have changed in these extraordinary times. On a positive note, it does seem the vast majority of our customers are able to accept the dynamics of these ever changing Covid-19 Safe rules, as we are still listed on Tripadvisor as ..... "#1 of 22 things to do in Tamborine Mountain". I trust you may now understand why the changes to our normal routines and I would hope that we can meet with you and your friends again in happier and less stressful times. So please feel free to visit us again (midweek preferably) and I would be more than happy to give your group a personal tour of the Distillery, a guided tour of the Museum and a rundown on our long and illustrious history. We can also provide a complimentary tasting of a few of our new drinks that have become hot sellers in the last few months. Keep well and keep safe Nessy
Written August 31, 2020
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Mark H
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
As it was the first time to visit so we booked the distillery tour, which included tastings.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour which gave us the insight as to how the many and varied spirits and liquors are produced, as well as the history of the distillery.
We will be returning to do a spirit class in the near future.
Written May 31, 2024
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Andrea D
Gold Coast, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Staff are welcoming, especially in the off season when they're good for a long chat! There are a dizzying amount of choices - everyone will find their "something". My personal favourite is the musk liqueur that exactly resembles the Aussie hit lollies musk sticks!
Plenty of story behind this distillery too, with so many years behind it. A must do on the mountain.
Written December 17, 2020
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