Howard Cearns (left) and head distiller Lex Poulsen at Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery in West Perth. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Artisans distil spirits’ true essence

For as long as most of us can remember, tourists have been flocking to the South West to experience the region’s fine food and wines.

In more recent years across a broader swath of Western Australia, those chasing a different kind of experience turned their attention to beer, with the state’s brewers establishing a reputation among the world’s best.

In 2017, a new wave of boutique beverages is emerging from the west, courtesy of the state’s craft distillers.


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Year established in WA

12th-Whipper Snapper Distillery2013
13th-Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery2014
13 distilleries and spirits producers ranked by year established in WA

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