9 Australian Craft Distillers' Products Selected for Noma Australia

Copenhagen, Denmark - Awarded two Michelin stars, Noma restaurant is operated by Chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark, who has been hailed as the most influential chef in the world. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, Noma was ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant Magazine.

Noma restaurant announced mid-last year their plans to construct a pop-up restaurant in Sydney. Since the announcement, Noma’s Head Sommelier Mads Kleppe has worked in partnership with Australian writer and booze expert Mike Bennie to source artisan-produced wine, hand-crafted beer, and small-batch quality spirits to complement the native ingredients for Noma’s menu.

For the next 10 weeks Australia will host Noma on the foreshore of Barangaroo, Sydney. Opening Australia Day, the highly anticipated Noma Australia will operate 5 days a week for lunch and dinner, with an original menu featuring all-Australian produce.

Tickets to the most prestigious restaurant ever to hit the shores of Australia sold out in 90 seconds. All 5,500 seats were snapped up immediately, despite the cost of $485 per head. Over 25,000 food enthusiasts had registered interest in buying a seat, many of whom were from outside of Australia.

Australian craft spirit distributor Nip of Courage is chuffed to announce that 8 distillers from their humble stable of Australian Craft Spirit producers – along with their friends from Overeem Distillery – will be represented in Noma Australia in their spirits selection.

Distilleries represented in Noma Australia include;

  • Belgrove Distillery – Kempton, Tasmania
  • McHenry Distillery – Port Arthur, Tasmania
  • Overeem Distillery – Hobart, Tasmania
  • Castagna – Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
  • Loch Distillery – Loch, Victoria, Australia
  • Black Gate Distillery – Mendooran, New South Wales, Australia
  • Stone Pine  Distillery – Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
  • Young Henrys – Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
  • Hoochery Distillery – Kununurra, West Australia

In total, 23 spirits were selected by Head Sommelier Mads Kleppe. Richard Adamson of Young Henrys, Brian Hollingworth of Black Gate Distillery and William McHenry of McHenry Distillery were 3 of the 9 distillers invited to create a bespoke spirit especially for Noma. Stone Pine Distillery’s Orange Blossom Limited Edition Summer Gin distilled by Ian Glen was selected as the flagship gin for the restaurant.

“The distillers involved are all overwhelmed by this amazing opportunity. I believe that this will also help shine a light on the wider emerging Australian Craft Spirit movement,” says Nip of Courage owner Kathleen Davies.