The rebirth of Young Henrys gin, with head distiller Carla Daunton: S7E5

Best known for its craft beers including Newtowner Australian Pale Ale, Young Henrys has been operating a distillery in parallel since 2015.

However, likely because of the scale of Young Henrys brewing operation, its flagship Noble Cut Gin has flown somewhat under the radar.


The company hopes that will change with an improved recipe for Noble Cut that was awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this year.

Also in 2020, Young Henrys launched the second iteration of its Barrel-Aged Gin along with another expression that looks set to become a permanent fixture in the range, Newtown Strength Gin.

Young Henrys head distiller Carla Daunton
Young Henrys head distiller Carla Daunton

The company’s new head distiller, Carla Daunton, joins us in this episode of the Drinks Adventures podcast.

Carla started at Young Henrys after previously learning distillation in her previous role at an ethanol facility.

First up, you’ll hear from Carla how she found her way into brewing and then distilling at Young Henrys.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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