Local award-winning Ambleside Distillers are standing alongside Adelaide’s favourite inner-city bars, to take you on a cocktail tour of the city- right from your home. ‘Alongside Ambleside’ is a premium range of six pre-batched cocktails from Roxies (The Amberside), Bank Street Social (Elder Fashion), Hains and Co (Clarified Milk Gin Punch) and Midnight Spaghetti (Gin Sour) as well as Ambleside’s own (Rose Negroni & Espresso Martini), delivered straight to your door.
After a challenging lead up, due to the summer bushfires, the news In March that venues were to shut hit home pretty hard. Matt Dickson, Co-founder/Distiller at Ambleside Distillers began brainstorming the best way to help out his friends in the industry who had supported the brand through their venues. Though pre-batched cocktails weren’t a new concept, the idea was to focus on industry collaboration and low financial and operational impact to already struggling venues. Ambleside has provided bottling to the venues, engaged local designer Black Squid for a cohesive look, and will be selling and distributing through their website. “I just thought taking pre-batched cocktails to the next level and promoting collaboration through our industry, from supplier to the guys that serve our booze in bars, was a great way to build some morale... and hopefully inject a little bit of revenue into venues that had just been shut down.” said Matt.