The distillery at The Murray Hotel officially opened on 24th August 2017, 10 years to the day of the opening of The Murray Hotel. It’s very exciting for us to be distilling and to be part of the spirit evolution & revolution currently occurring in Australian & the world.
Our first gin is Sin Gin First Release Australian Dry Gin which has been handcrafted by Mark Harris in West Perth, Western Australia and is a unique blend of local and exotic botanicals to delight the taste buds. Mark was an air-traffic controller for 30 years in Karratha, Melbourne, Bankstown, Jandakot and Perth. Mark had a change of careers after marrying a hotelier to become a distiller. Currently Mark does all the hotel maintenance but is hoping to give that up shortly to concentrate on distilling full-time. Mark really doesn’t like painting and there’s a lot of painting to do regularly in a hotel!
Mark is currently creating a delightful Aquavit from his great-grandfather Oscar Olsen’s family recipe brought to Australia in the 1910 that will be for sale later this year.
Sin Gin is a nano (this means really really small) distillery in West Perth, Western Australia. Mark Harris, former air-traffic controller now distiller, is creating stunning spirits full of local and international botanicals. He’s created many gins and an aquavit which will be coming to this store soon. For now please try his First Release.
Sin Gin is named after Kate Sinfield who brought ideas of gin with her from England to Australia in the 1980s when she arrived as a backpacker. Mark and Kate are working closely with products from the local Western Australian environment to handcraft a unique, tasty and fun gin.
Sin Gin First Release Australian Dry Gin is available for sale at The Murray Hotel and for $75 per bottle.