Troy’s has just as much character and charisma as his drinks, being passionate about his craft and believes the secret to any distilled product is the yeast. After many years of trial and tribulations with the FNQ weather he has found the perfect temperature. ‘Happy little yeasts are the trick for fermenting’. Said Troy ‘We have the best sugarcane in Australia right here, giving us better, richer flavours.’
Crocs Piss is in fact (Almost)a rum, for it to officially be called a rum it needs to be matured in an oak barrel for 2 years, FNQ Spirits have perfected a four – six-month maturation process so we don’t need to wait two years to have a glass of crocs piss. Of course, the name fits perfectly with their quintessential ‘Aussie Occka’ vibe.
Using all local products also enhances the flavour and Troy’s reputation has resulted in producers now approaching FNQ Spirits with their excess fruit, wanting Troy to create new flavours like the papaya Passionfruit liqueur and limeZello. ‘I love the challenge of working with raw products and creating new flavours.’ Troy stated.
FNQ Spirits go full circle with their locally sourced produce with recycling where he can. Their molasses comes from Tully with the waste product then sent to cattle farms on the Atherton Tablelands.
Whilst nothing beats popping into the distillery so you can meet the ‘Lord of the Rums’ and enjoy a taste test, they are also available in selected liquor stores Australia wide. The website only allows you to order from anywhere in the world,(cant ship to many places) but you will also find a list of FNQ Spirits recipes so you can make them yourself, join the FNQ Spirit community and keep up with their journey of success.