Warrenheip Distillery

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Mr Dunn, of the Warrenheip distillery, has commenced the manufacture of a new description of spirits, namely, gin. It is made from rye, barley malt, and juniper berries imported for the purpose. The new spirit has been brought into the market, and a tolerably competent judge who has sampled it at the distillery, assures us that it is a more pure and wholesome liquor than most of those imported under the same name, and has the genuine juniper aroma. We may mention that the distillery is now in full work, and turning out two thousand gallons of spirits weekly.[1]

In 1872 the company was in liquidation, and shareholders were advised to reorganise the company.

In 1874 the distillery won a gold Medal at the London Intercolonial Exhibition.

The Warrenheip Distillery Company, famous for its spirits, has about 150 acres of land at Dunnstown, an unfailing supply of spring water, and turns out about 80,000 gallons of whiskey, geneva, and rectified spirits of wine per annum, which could be increased, if need were, to 100,000 gallons. The proprietors are Messrs. Göller, Brind, and Walker.[2]



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The People

Robert Dunn was associated with the Warrenheip Distillery.

In 1864 the proprietors of the Warrenheip Distillery, Messrs Dunn and Co. suspended payment.

The Secretary of Warrenheip Distillery in 1892 was Henry Kino.

J. J. Goller, part owner (<1887>)


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Further Notes


  1. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Monday 24 October 1864, pages 1—2. Digital copy accessed via Trove.
  2. William Bramwell Withers. The History of Ballarat from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time. Ballarat: F. W. Niven and Co., 1887, page 295. [Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Library]

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--Beth Kicinski 12:10, 5 March 2013 (EST)

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