After the tour I make a visit to yet another distillery: FNQ Spirits.
Owner Troy Read has gone for a broad Aussie sense of humour in his brand, with the distillery’s logo a humanoid crocodile in Aussie flag boardshorts.
Its flagship product is called – wait for it – Croc Piss, and there’s a preserved crocodile head on the front counter. All this underlines the fact that the distillery’s output is intensely local.
“Everything in every bottle comes from Far North Queensland,” Troy said.
“Other than the yeast.”
Croc Piss is a rum-like spirit (it’s not aged long enough to be officially called rum). It has great body and taste, and is joined in the distillery’s repertoire by Croc Coffee (coffee liqueur), Croc Vodka, and schnapps made from papaya and passionfruit.
Croc Piss may not have a genteel name, but it certainly has bite.
Article Author: Tim Richards
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