Inspired by a cultural capital, the Melbourne Gin Company (MGC) was established in 2012. Founded by Andrew Marks, a Yarra Valley winemaker living in inner city Collingwood. Andrew sought to doff his hat to London Dry Gin by creating the very first Melbourne Dry Gin, pioneering a new local industry while merging twin loves for gin martinis and his hometown.
MGC seeks to pay homage to a city celebrated for its culture and worthy of its own unique spirit. Made in stills that were designed for making perfume, the MGC makes classic gin with a twist of Melbourne. MGC takes an innovative approach to distillation. Its gins incorporate locally grown and native botanicals and fresh local rainwater.
MGC Melbourne Dry Gin was the very first Australian gin to be launched with such ambition and paved the way for the emerging local gin industry.
The MGC is an independent distillery with an artisan production approach. Our gins are hand crafted, batch distilled and non chill filtered.
The MGC founded by Andrew Marks. Andrew was born and raised in Melbourne and lives in inner-city Collingwood.
He is the winemaker at his family property Gembrook Hill Vineyard and makes wine under his own label The Wanderer Wines. Gembrook Hill Vineyard is situated in the Yarra Valley an hour south-east of Melbourne and is where the MGC gins are distilled.
Favourite places in Melbourne include the Royal Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Queen Victoria Markets.