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Sunday 10 September 2023

Adelaide Hills distillery has a chilling history


The proliferation of distilleries throughout the Adelaide Hills continues.

On a recent road trip, guest poster Roderick Eime stumbled upon The Robbers Dog, situated in the former Bank SA building in the leafy town of Mt Pleasant.

Proprietor and distiller Rob Davies came from the West Australian mining industry and moved to South Australia before the pandemic to be near his wife’s family, who hail from the Hills.

Unfortunately, as I was in charge of a vehicle, and spitting spirits is not terribly classy, my tasting was limited to a teaspoon of Rob's famous Moonshine which, despite its clandestine moniker, is a quality whiskey to rival the big names. 

Curiously, the old bank building was robbed three times by the infamous bicycle bandit who raided banks across the Adelaide Hills over a period of 10 years. The bandit is still at large and a $100,000 reward for his capture remains unclaimed. 

I wonder if he will be tempted again?


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