Born of drought, fire, flood and ice over millennia, Australia’s native hardwoods give Goodradigbee Distillers’ Australian hardwood malt spirits its unique taste.


Goodradigbee is a very different distiller from the adherents to the traditional scotch whisky production methodology. We mature spirits in Australian hardwood cubes, not French or American oak barrels that have had someone else’s sherry, port, or bourbon in them to provide flavour to the new make spirit.  Goodradigbee is an innovation business that is establishing a completely new category – an Australian hardwood malt spirit. Using Australian hardwoods creates a unique provenance, and typically a soft, sweet, and mellow taste profile. It is something we Aussie distillers can truly own, instead of copying the Scottish method like everyone else. The real opportunity is to differentiate Australian hardwood aged malt spirit, and Australian hardwood whisky. Goodradigbee is at the forefront of this new and hopefully burgeoning category.

The Revolution Had to Start Somewhere

The Goodradigbee River winds its way through the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. It rises from the aquifers deep below Mount Morgan, and is fed further by the pure snow melt from Kosciusko National Park as it traverses its almost entirely heavily forested catchment. It is the inspiration behind our unique Goodradigbee Distillers spirits. Our first batch of Australian hardwood malt spirits were created to challenge what you thought you knew about malts. Please enjoy this unique taste. 

We've always had to do things differently

One of the benefits of being so isolated from the rest of the world is that we had to, by necessity, do things differently. Rather than use Oak for maturation as the traditionalists do, we looked to the mightiest trees from the rugged Australian high-country. These rare hardwoods imbue our Australian hardwood malt spirits with unique provenance. 
By using our patented hardwood cubes instead of used sherry, port  or bourbon barrels for ageing, we accelerate maturation to produce distinctive, complex malt spirits utterly unique to Goodradigbee Distillers. 

Aged in native hardwood cubes for months, not years, Goodradigbee Australian Malt Spirit is unlike anything you've ever tasted.

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