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Animus Distillery & Cocktail Lounge

1/89A Piper St, Kyneton, Victoria 3444, Australia
+61 3 5403 2431
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Great gin!

Personally I don’t drink gin so had a couple of beers. Would have liked to know more about these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Corey B
,
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
via mobile
Loved it

I called in here on a called afternoon. For a place with modern furnishings it is really cosy. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire3001
,
Melbourne
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Our premium, hand crafted, artisan gins are created on premises in our microdistillery and cocktail lounge. Sink back into a chesterfield while you sip on gin, a cocktail, local wines, craft beers or some of our hand selected whiskies. Watch the gin drip fresh from the still will surrounded by jazz and the aromas of fresh botanicals.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gin” (7 reviews)
“eva” (2 reviews)
“rosemary” (2 reviews)
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1/89A Piper St, Kyneton, Victoria 3444, Australia
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+61 3 5403 2431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Personally I don’t drink gin so had a couple of beers. Would have liked to know more about these like the info is shown for gins, eg where from etc Would have been great for a larger menu of beers but also food as only...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called in here on a called afternoon. For a place with modern furnishings it is really cosy. I had the ginger rogers and my mate had a gin tasting. Both were delicious, and our waiter Eva gave a really good description of the different...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Finally a place to have a quiet drink in Kyneton other than a pub. A nice funky sort of joint you might find in Melbourne. I reckon it hasn't quite hit its straps just yet but they are doing a good job of it. It...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to get here for awhile and it met all our expectations and more. Fantastic staff, awesome cocktail menu and fabulous atmosphere and vibe. The two bathrooms are worth the trip from Melbourne. But ultimately we did the distance for the gin and it...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It great to see artisans making a living and reinvigorating/introducung new business in country towns. Well done team! Recent winners of various awards this is a place worth visiting to try the various gins and suggestions on how new flavours can be experienced. Me, I'm...More

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Dan W, Digital & Social Media Manager at Animus Distillery & Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Webster27, Thanks for your kind words. It's always encouraging to hear when customers enjoy the fruits of our passionate labour. I hope we see you again soon. Cheers, Dan. Digital & Social Media Manager Animus Distillery

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were very excited when Animus opened and loved to take others there. Unfortunately though it’s gone down hill quickly. When doing a tasting they used to come to your table but now you have to sit at the bar which isn’t as sociable as...More

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Dan W, Public Relations Manager at Animus Distillery & Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Sunj74. I’m sorry to hear your recent experience at our cocktail lounge did not meet your expectations. We have not made a deliberate decision to provide tastings only at the bar. Providing personalised tastings at your table is still always our first and ideal...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

What a way to spend a couple of hours on a hot, humid Sunday afternoon listening to Eva and Rob describe how Animus came about. Their constant trial and error to create new gins (hint - watch for the sloe gin that is coming! It...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Animus Distillery is the best place in Kyneton for a drink! Not only are the three in-house distilled gins delicious, but they turn them in to inventive cocktails! As a whisky fan I also love the variety. The best part though are the friendly staff...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

An truely excellent distillery! The gin is delicious and the location is just stunning. I highly recommend the gin and tonic flight before making your final choice. The cocktail with rosemary is also delicious!

Thank Kate S
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Dan W, Digital & Social Media Manager at Animus Distillery & Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks for your kind words Kate. We look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The gin is the most excellent, boutique gin with three flavours that cover any taste desires. The owners are hands on and will always have a full chat about the process and history, how they came to Kyneton. Nothing beats sitting on the patio \veranda...More

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Dan W, Digital & Social Media Manager at Animus Distillery & Cocktail Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Cheers and thanks for visiting us! We'll have a table ready on the patio for you next time you visit!

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