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Patient Wolf Distillery. The vibrant Gin scene in Melbourne just became a lot brighter, with the new Patient Wolf Distillery digs deep in the arms of Southbank. With a powerful backdrop of souring blue glass city towers, moments from the Yarra boulevard, and some very cool local eateries, the new Distillery feels a much transformed facility evoking a truly international intent.

The 1940’s red brick two story warehouse had it’s entire second level removed revealing an 8.5 meter high truss ceiling allowing Distillery operations and some much needed admin space.

Experience hand crafted Gin at it’s essence. A Bar and Lounge have a been introduced into the space with Juniper Berry blue walls, Black crushed velvet curtains and cream upholstery along side smoked mirror and a 7.5 metre long Brass Bar.

Photography: Cheyne Toomey CTP. Mr Bankes.

“Moving from Brunswick to Southbank was a monumental undertaking for Patient Wolf Distilling Co. of which Mike Bankes was critical to the success. Mike helped identify the building, had the vision for being able to contain a working distillery with a fully serviced cocktail bar, focusing on tasting and education. Mike managed the process start to finish including the design, managing council permits, managing trade resulting in a spectacular New York Loft style bar that showcases the Patient Wolf brand and incorporates the exquisite Mueller Copper still as a centrepiece.”

Dave Irwin – Managing Director – Patient Wolf Distilling Co.

Mr Bankes responsibilities: Site location. Lease contract. Planning. Design. Permits. Project Management.
Build: Miller Constructions. Planning: SJB. Build Surveyor: IBEX.