Just outside of Sydney NSW in the untouched Australian bushland where crystal clear waterways flow through the valley.
Inhabited by goannas, cicada killing wasps, wallabies, kangaroos & koalas that are accompanied by a vast array of incredible flora you will find hidden away at the edge of this unique part of the world Karu, an Independently owned and operated micro distillery dedicated to the science and art of distillation.
I caught up with Ally, one of the two founders (and the only two team members) of Karu to hear all about her journey, passion and drive for distilling.
So, I decided I can't edit, so therefor won't edit, apologies in advance for awkward moments (something I personally love), a couple of profanities and a few giggles.
If like Ally you get bored quickly, I've made you a little cheat sheet so you can skip ahead to the parts you want to tune into the most, Scroll down for cheat sheet, and head to my insta for Ally's cocktail recipe of the summer ;)
A little background on Karu and how/why the brand was born!
Karu’s product range
The reality of a tiny two person distillery
Karu’s growth plan
Acquiring the physical distillery
Nick & Ally’s division of roles in the business
What makes Ally so passionate about hospitality and distilling
Ally’s experience so far as a woman in distilling
Establishing a balanced life whilst running a rapidly growing business
Karu - The future plan
A typical day in the life of Ally
Who's inspiring Ally the most at the moment, outside of Nick.
Collaborating with the industry for organic growth
Promoting responsible & enjoyable drinking
Ally’s advice for anybody wanting to take a chance on their passions
The Ally - Ally’s ultimate summer tipple recipe