Whisky may not be the type of local produce you’d expect to find in a Victorian country town but Timboon has something of a history when it comes to distilling spirits. Back in the late 1800s, this area was home to notorious (and prolific) moonshiner Tom Delaney. At the height of his production, Delaney was said to generating 100 gallons a week; police spent years trying to stamp out his activities. Thankfully everything’s done on the level these days, with the micro distillery producing single malt whisky, as well as schnapps, vanilla vodka and a number of other small-batch spirits and liqueurs. Chat to the man in charge, check out the copper still and, of course, have a taste of the final product in the restored shed. There’s also a lovely deck where you can enjoy country fare from the restaurant. Afterwards, take a stroll among the tree ferns and wildlife on the Timboon to Camperdown rail trail.
Timboon is a typical small country town in rural Victoria, although it is becoming known as a hub for artisan produce. As well as Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, it’s the home of Timboon Fine Ice-Cream and Timboon Farmhouse Cheese.
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery | Bailey Street, Timboon | +61 3 5598 3555