Threefold Distilling opens a Glenelg-based distillery

Jene J. Long

The hospo heavyweights guiding modest-batch gin distillery Threefold Distilling have opened a bayside location with lofty aims.

The 3 Adelaide bartenders — Aidan Shaw, Luke Fleming and Steven Roennfeldt — at the rear of regional compact-batch liquor and liqueur brand name Threefold Distilling have opened their initial venue.

Just after running out of cult-basic suburban bar and cellar door Ferg’s in Stepney for two several years, this Wednesday the trio opened their very first independent bar in Glenelg, with their new place centred on staying a tasting corridor boasting sights of a distilling region.

The venue is approximately 50sqm and licensed to serve 40 diners. It is loaded with communal custom made-designed oak tables, littered with leather-based menus, and attributes colours that blend with its warehouse industrial palette.

The company proprietors explain to CityMag they selected the coastal location mainly because they all grew up in the spot and saw a gap in the community market for boutique booze activities.

“A great deal of our pals and loved ones are all around below,” Luke suggests.

“There are fantastic venues in Glenelg, but there are no cellar doors or brew houses, so it was a spot we consider we could fit in and incorporate to the community.

“We did not want to be competition, [but] as a substitute just be relatable, neighborhood-focused and not only be a vacation spot for people to enjoy gins but give off the neighbourhood bar really feel.”

Luke says after two several years functioning out of Ferg’s, it was time to depart. But the break-up concerning the get-togethers was amicable.

“We weren’t the only brand at Ferg’s, [and] they experienced their very own group,” Luke suggests.

“However, it just grew to the place where we couldn’t work and increase as a brand any far more. It was intrusive to them and obstructive to us.

“It was usually mutual and helpful when we discussed us locating our personal place, [and] Ferg’s even now function our products and we supply a specific wine listing showcasing the solutions of our good friends down at Ferg’s.”

The minds driving Threefold Distilling


Threefold Distilling held tender openings final 7 days to trial the menu, with edibles primarily centred on finger foodstuff and the beverages menu focussing on what they do best: gin.

“Our food items is predominantly gentle bites, these as grazing tables with cured meats, cheeses and our household-built hummus,” Luke suggests.

“As for our drinks menu, it contains gin and tonics, or gin and not tonics, and quite a few gin-centered cocktails. We have taken many classic cocktails and put a twist on them to emphasize our gin.”

The team’s eventual system for the space, CityMag is explained to, is to complete the major dining region, flush with a huge kitchen and pizza oven, as effectively as booth seating and lounge parts.

Immediately after that, the trio imagine supplying alfresco dining by constructing an out of doors lawn area.

Over-all, they count on good factors from their new locale.

“We want visitors to prevent and have a rapid tasting, and maybe get a bottle household,” Luke says.

“We count on a various state of mind of this region – it is substantially a lot less targeted on obtaining a park and dashing for time.

“We want persons to get in this article and loosen up, settle in so we can host and tutorial persons about the area, offering them tips on the ideal items to see and do in Glenelg.”

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