"Backwoods was founded on a love for whisky. We love the nostalgia whisky evokes, the conversation it inspires and the connection it creates."

Discover the unique and award-winning spirits from Backwoods Distilling Co. Our independent, craft distillery is nestled in the stunning Victorian High Country region, and was established by Bree and Leigh Attwood in 2017.

Using 100% Australian grains, local casks, and native botanicals, we handcraft small batches of single malt and rye whisky, as well as a range of gins that celebrate our local landscape.

Our spirits have already gained recognition, winning medals at the World Whiskies, London Spirits, and Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. In fact, our single malt took out the top trophy for Champion Single Malt Whisky at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards in November 2022.

Join us in our mission to become one of Australia's best small producers of local, artisanal spirits. Experience the distinctively local flavours of Backwoods Distilling Co.


We source all of the malts for our whiskies from Voyager Craft Malt, in the nearby Riverina region.

Voyager Craft Malt produce small batch, single origin artisan malts for craft brewers and distillers. Voyager source their grain from local, independent growers and use sustainable agricultural practices. We are proud to be using 100% Australian farmed and malted grains.

Our spent grain is delivered to a local farm for animal feed, completing the circle and making our distillery virtually waste-free.


Our gin range is created with the Australian landscape in mind. The hero botanicals are chosen to represent our favourite parts of Australia.

We source our native botanicals from Victorian suppliers, proven to be sustainable and respectful in their approach to native ingredient harvesting.