Lovers of Husk Distillers’ agricole rums and Ink Gin will certainly want to pay a visit to its striking Tumbulgum distillery. There’s a cellar door and cocktail bar offering tasting flights, a collection of cocktails, local beer, kombucha and PS Sodas, as well as take-home bottles of Husk’s creations. On the other side lies Planter’s cafe, which serves Blackboard Coffee alongside a selection of eats like fresh-baked baguette sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese boards, and bread and dips – all brimming with local meats, cheeses and salads sourced from the immediate region. The cafe will also serve baked goods like croissants, cookies and gin-infused artisan chocolates, while a provincial dessert menu – part of a collaboration with Tweed bakery Baked at Ancora – will rotate with treats like rum-doused cakes and gin-spiked sweets. There’s plenty of seating scattered between the bar and the cafe – or you can simply grab a picnic rug, and settle in with cocktails and cheese on the lush green lawn. Keen to learn more? Book in for a distillery tour!
Husk Distillers opens to the public from Thursday June 13.