Hoochery Distillery Best Australian Spirits – Premium Ord River Rum

Hoochery Distillery Best Australian Spirits

Hoochery Distillery, pot-distilled, oak-matured, hand-blended and married, and reduced with monsoonal wet season rainwater, it’s still made and bottled by hand.

Hoochery Distillery Premium Ord River Rum

The first spirit Spike tried his hand at making, the Premium Ord River Rum has now become Hoochery Distillery’s flagship rum.

And after 25 years, nothing’s changed. Pot-distilled, oak-matured, hand-blended and married, and reduced with monsoonal wet season rainwater, it’s still made and bottled by hand, in what Hoochery Distillery still like to think of as the ugliest still in the world.

ABV 40%

750ml: $78



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Vanilla and freshly-cut marzipan. Oak is prevalent with the wood bringing delicious tones of spices, tart orange, and cinnamon.


Smooth on the palate, spiced vanilla is dusted with cardamom, sweet soft fruits and flowers.


Long and creamy.

About Hoochery Distillery

About Hoochery Distillery

Hoochery Distillery are craft distillers of Ord River Rum and Argyle Pink – Native Dry Gin in the Ord River Valley, Kununurra, WA. Hoochery Distillery are a true Australian Spirit, a true Outback Spirit. They are the true spirit of the Kimberley.

From the rich, fertile soils in the heart of the ord river valley comes the first western australian rum, ever. Legally, anyway.

Raymond ‘Spike’ Dessert III, Hoochery Distillery founder, owner, developer, and farmer, first landed in the remote Kimberley outback in 1972 to develop his seed business. He fell in love with the Kimberley, and eventually made it his home. Stubbornly independent, Spike liked doing things his way, and in 1995 the area’s fledgling sugar industry, the perfect tropical climate, and a trip to the southern wineries planted a seed in his mind.

The Hoochery was born because, as Spike put it, ‘Governments keep telling farmers to diversify.’ So he diversified, creating Western Australia’s oldest continuously operating (legal) still. He did it his way.

“Gin’s a city drink. Whiskey’s made in a cold area. Rum’s made in the warm tropics. Bingo.”
Spike: Farmer, Founder & Distiller

Built on the dessert family farm just outside of Kununurra, the small pot distillery was created entirely by hand. Everything, from the still to the building itself, was crafted from materials found around the farm. Spike even taught himself to distil, with nothing more than a passion to make good, honest rum. This was rum, done Spike’s way.

After 25 years, nothing’s changed. Made from Australian sugarcane, wet season rainwater, and yeast, our Ord River Rum’s still made by hand. It’s vat-fermented, pot-distilled, painstakingly aged in oak barrels, and hand-bottled by us. The 300-litre oak barrels naturally colour and flavour our rum, giving you a smooth, tropical flavour, with an oaky finish.

Today, the hoochery stands proud as being a 100% australian-made, owned, and operated family business, that uses locally-grown ingredients wherever possible.

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