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Brewer turned distiller Ben Stevens, of Bondi Liquor Co: S13E4

Founded by three friends with background in drinks and hospitality, Bondi Liquor Co is the first operating distillery in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Co-founder and distiller Ben Stevens has experience in both sales and production, having previously worked at Young Henrys, Clare Valley Brewing and Carlton & United Breweries.

He joins us this episode of the podcast for a chat about the challenges of being the first in a new area, where the authorities are unaccustomed to alcohol production.

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We’ll explore the Bondi Liquor gin range, and the pros and cons of tying your brand name to a globally recognised place, like Bondi Beach.

First up though, I asked Ben about the origins of Bondi Liquor Co, which has three gins in its range: Original Dry Gin, Citrus Gin and Rhubarb Gin.

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