Nicole Durdin (SA)

Who is she: Nicole Durdin
What is she doing: distiller at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
Where can I find her: Tanunda, South Australia
Instagram @seppeltsfieldrddistillers

Nicole, a French horn player with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, is a seventh-generation Barossa local whose ancestors were among the first to settle in the Barossa Valley. Before reinventing herself as a gin distiller, Nicole also worked in the police force for 10 years.

She launched Seppeltsfield Road with her husband Jon in September last year. The have launched a trio of gins made with a range of botanicals sourced from the Barossa where possible including The Barossa Dry, The House Gin and The Savoury Allsorts which features star anise, liquorice root, fresh thyme, marjoram, borage, and gentian.

Recommended by Kathleen Davies @nipofcourage