PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the online shop is only available for orders within Australia
If you wish to enquire about ordering for international delivery kindly contact the Distillery directly



Distillery is open
Mon. - Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(closed Sundays)

On Sundays and when we are closed, our products are available for tastings
& purchase at:
the Eagle Heights Mountain Resort Hotel/Motel
( Tamborine-Oxenford Road)

Thunderbird Park (cnr Cedar Creek Falls Rd /Tamborine Mountain Rd)

Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Australia’s most Internationally-awarded Distillery and Liquor brand
in the New Millennium



TMD at Ferrari Singapore

Tamborine Mountain Distillery makes its way
into Ferrari Singapore

Singapore pallet

Michael waves goodbye to another pallet: off to Singapore!


Michael interviewed on ABC Gold Coast Radio


Surprise visit from the UK CH4 'Inbetweeners' cast!

Happy New Year
(click to enlarge)
 Unkle Michael, Alla, Jacinta (absent), Marilyn,
Rachell and Fiona

Article in JAL in-flight magazine

JAL news

MORE awards from
Austria and Hong Kong (Asia-Pacific)

Manufacturers of fine Liqueurs, Schnapps, Vodka, Eaux de Vie

Michael and Adrian Jay Lim toast another shipment off to Singapore.

IWSC 2012

News has just come in from London.
TMD is doing its bit for Australia by winning 6 medals at the IWSC World Spirits Competition.

Making it Australia’s most awarded distillery in this competition for 2012.

Silver:    Gold Rum,  Pertzozka Pepper Vodka
Bronze :   Arak/Raki Pastis,  Coconut liqueur,  Violetta liqueur,  Grappa. ( gift box )

M Ward - Sugar Cane Spirit

Michael on Sunshine Coast TV launching TMD's Sugar Cane Spirit

Tambo Times

Front page of the
Tamborine Times

Canadian TV appearance

Michael promoting Queensland (as only he can) on Canadian Breakfast TV

Down Under winners
Michael being congratulated by John Weir Managing Director of Down Under Awards
TMD A winner in the
2011 Down Under Awards
Best wine or alcoholic beverage
& Favourite Tourist Destination


They (News of the World on Sunday) say you're a cross between Uncle Albert and David Bellamy ..
Both English national treasures so no bad thing!


UK visit
Michael Ward’s stop off in Ipswich as part of his UK tour promoting his sponsors The Australia & New Zealand
Migration & Tourism Magazine’s Trade shows in London and Birmingham - September 2011

MW Quirk Brent
Michael Ward with Lord Mayor of Brisbane,
Cr Graham Quirk and Scenic Rim Mayor, Cr John Brent
at the Asia Pacific City Summit. Brisbane

Michael Ward QLD ambassador

Colourful Tamborine Mountain distiller, Michael Ward, is emerging as the Scenic Rim’s most vocal salesman. Michael, who runs TM Distillery with his wife Alla, recently travelled to Sydney as part of Tourism Queensland’s Queensland on Tour Roadshow.

TQ pledge
click to enlarge

First episode on ITV1 UK ‘Poms in Paradise series  a huge success.
Next episode is on Wed May 18 th when Michael will be on.
Don’t forget to tune in! SEE NEWSLETTER ...


Tambo Times Brits in Oz
Tamborine Times interview
Michael Ward and ITV1 Producer/Director Peter Beard from London filming at the Distillery

See our lovely story on the origins
of our new Wild Forest Plum Liqueur


Michael Ward with BTO Chicago award winners
Gold, gold gold in Chicago
at the BTI Awards

TMD family
The Ward Family celebrates the 10th Anniversary of TMD
(see story and photo gallery)

(see story)



Our new gates (courtesy of the Buckingham Palace
garage sale!     ;+P )

TMD gate
(click to enlarge)



TMD van

TMD van
(click to enlarge)


TMD awards

(December 2014)

DECEMBER: Two MORE Gold Medals for our Eaux-de-Vie at BTI in Chicago!

SEPTEMBER: Another fantastic haul from the BTI in Chicago, including 7 GOLD MEDALS!

AUGUST: Trophy, Double Gold, multiple Gold & Silver medals for 8 TMD products at the Asian CWSA awards!

JULY: More success for TMD at the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute Awards! 2 More Gold medals!

MAY: Tamborine Mountain Distillery makes its way into Ferrari Singapore

APRIL: Another pallet of mixed product off to beguile the Singapore fans of TMD!

APRIL: Fantastic results from CWSA Awards in Asia

MARCH: More success at the World Spirits Awards in Austria

FEBRUARY: Fantastic coverage in The Dallas News

FEBRUARY: Great article in 'The Senior Traveller'

JANUARY: Michael interviewed on ABC Gold Coast Radio

JANUARY: Surprise visit from the UK CH4 'Inbetweeners' cast!

DECEMBER: Front page cover article on Queensland Country Life

DECEMBER: Michael on BBC Radio Suffolk with James Hazell

NOVEMBER: Another swag of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at BTI Chicago!

SEPTEMBER: Great feature article in the South China Morning Post

SEPTEMBER: Trophy Winner, Double Gold + a swag of medals in Hong Kong!

JULY: Chinese TV promotion featuring TMD for QLD Winter Racing Carnival

JUNE: Article in Japan Airlines in-flight magazine

APRIL: Success for TMD Bitters at the BTI in Chicago

APRIL: Four Gold Star awards at the ITQi in Brussels

APRIL: Appearance on Channel 7's Great South East

MARCH: Article in Courier Mail by Greg Stolz

MARCH: Radio interview on 4KQ 693

MARCH: Radio interview on ABC 612

MARCH: More awards at WSA in Austria

FEBRUARY: More awards at ASIA - Pacific China Wine & Spirit Awards in Hong Kong

DECEMBER: Visit from Transition Vision's Colleen Jackson

DECEMBER: Hear Michael's interview with James Hazell, BBC Radio Suffolk

DECEMBER: What a great way to finish the year off! 8 new awards in America.

NOVEMBER:   Bronze award for Butter Whisky Liqueur in Hong Kong International Spirit Competition

NOVEMBER: 2 more Gold medals in Chicago

OCTOBER: 7 more awards in America - including 2 Gold in Chicago

SEPTEMBER: Magnificent results at China Spirits Awards. 6 medals

SEPTEMBER: Visit from Class95FM Singapore

AUGUST: Another pallet of mixed product sent to Singapore

JULY: TMD Lilly Pilly Gin wins BRONZE in America

JULY: Most awarded distillery again at the IWSC in London

JULY: Article in THE SHOUT on TMD's new Sugarcane Spirit

JULY: More success for TMD Gold Rum at the BTI Chicago in June tastings


JUNE: Michael's interview with James Hazell on BBC Radio Suffolk - 'How to be an Expat'

MAY: United Vodka Awards in Cannes - 2 Silver Medals for TMD

MAY: Michael on Sunshine Coast TV launching TMD's Sugar Cane Spirit at Yandina

MAY: Article in Noosa News on TMD's Sugar Cane Spirit

MAY: Front page of the Tamborine Times: Canadian TV visit to the Distillery

MAY: Michael promoting TMD's new Cachaça on the Sunshine Coast

MAY: Canadian TV - Straight from the interview at the Palazzo Versace!

MAY: ABC Radio interview during the Garter Belts and Gasoline Festival

APRIL: Fantastic success at the iTQi awards in Belgium - all 3 products with 2 Gold Stars!

APRIL: Article in Virgin Australia Travel Magazine

APRIL: GOLD for Coconut Liqueur at the ISW Awards in Germany

APRIL: Article in The Shout on TMD's success in San Francisco

APRIL: See Michael and TMD on ITV's 'Poms in Paradise'

MARCH: Huge success at World Spirits Awards in Austria with 3 GOLD & 1 SILVER

MARCH: San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Gold for Grappa, Bronze for Gold Rum

MARCH: Courier Mail/Herald Sun- Visit Gold Coast article

DECEMBER: BBC Radio interview with James Hazell on Christmas Day

DECEMBER: Huge success in America for our Eaux-de- Vie: 2 Gold & 2 Silver at the BTI Chicago

DECEMBER: News and review on The Shout

DECEMBER: News & review at

NOVEMBER: Segment on The Great Southeast with Richard Champion

NOVEMBER: Huge success in Hong Kong - most-awarded distillery from Australia winning 4 medals

NOVEMBER: 3 awards in Chicago for Vodkas

NOVEMBER: Gourmet Traveller article

SEPTEMBER: Winners in the 2011 Down Under Awards

SEPTEMBER: Poms in Paradise interview on BBC Suffolk with James Hazell, part 4

SEPTEMBER: Michael's trip to Ipswich as part of his UK tour promoting his sponsors The Australia & New Zealand Migration & Tourism Magazine’s Trade shows

SEPTEMBER: 6 more awards at Chicago BTI Spirits comp, including 2 GOLDS

AUGUST: Listen to Michael's third interview on BBC Radio

JULY:  A first for Australia - 4 medals at the International Beverage Exhibition & Competition, Shenzhen (China)

JULY: 3 medals at the IWSC in London

JUNE 29th:  By popular demand Michael appeared on another episode of Poms in Paradise on ITV1 on June 29th at 7.30 pm.

Australian viewers unfortunately cannot view it but we have been told that the ABC could be showing the series in the not too distant future.

JUNE 26: Listen to Michael's second interview on BBC Radio

JUNE: Distillery triumphs in Monaco with 2 gold medals for Wattle Toffee Liqueur (see notes)

JUNE: 2 Silver medals at the World Wine & Spirits Competition New York

JUNE:  SILVER medal for TMD Gold Rum (3 year Old) at Beverage Testing Institute International Review of Spirits Awards

MAY 24: Listen to Michael's live interview on BBC Radio (Suffolk)

MAY 18:  Michael appears on ITV1  in the 2nd episode of an eight-part series in Poms in Paradise - UK. He is also going to be on the last episode early July.

MAY 16 : Great story on Michael in the East Anglian Daily Times newspaper in Suffolk re : Poms in Paradise - UK.

MAY: Queensland on Tour Roadshow .. more

APRIL 2011: Fantastic success at the ITQi Superior taste awards in Brussels - 3 gold stars

APRIL 2011: Brilliant result in Germany - Gold & Silver  at the ISW World spirits Competition

APRIL 2011: Watch Fun Asia travelogue segment on TMD

MARCH 2011: TMD wins 4 more at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition

MARCH: Tamborine Daily Star article on ITV documentary - Brits in Oz

MARCH: Final filming for series & 4BC interview

FEBRUARY 2011: TMD wins1 Gold & 2 Silver at the World Spirits Awards in Austria

FEBRUARY 2011: More filming for ITV1 documentary series

JANUARY 2011: Filming commenced for ITV1 documentary series

DECEMBER: Winners at BTI Awards in Chicago * Read article in Tamborine Daily Star

NOVEMBER: Gold, gold gold in Chicago

NOVEMBER: Chinese visitors have a ball at TMD - story in Tamborine Daily Star * View PHOTO GALLERY

OCTOBER: Platinum Award for Bucku Whiskey Liqueur(story in Tamborine Daily Star)

AUGUST: Inside Liquor feature article by Alla Ward, Food Challenge Awards winners

JULY: IWSC Winners again in London

JULY: Bronze for Gin Pink in Chicago
(Beverage Testing Institute)

JULY: Channel 7 TV. Appearance with Andrew Gaze on " Guide to the Good Life "

JUNE: Finalists in the Food Challenge Awards - Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur Category Winner - Highly Commended

JUNE: Article in "Inside Liquor Magazine"

JUNE - More GOLD at the ISW in Germany!

MAY-JUNE - Singapore promotion:
Best of Queensland

MAY - Winner Tourism, Hospitality & Recreation at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

APRIL 2010 -  Appearance on Queensland Weekender: Chocolate Indulgence

APRIL 2010 -  another fantastic achievement in Brussels. 3 more Gold Stars for Turkish Delight, Hibiscus and Violetta Liqueur.

MARCH 2010 - See our profile featured on ABC TV's LANDLINE - terrific story!

MARCH 2010 - Great article in Food Magazine

MARCH 2010 - Great result in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Awards: Silver for Violetta Liqueur & Bronze for Cinnamon Liqueur

FEBRUARY 2010 - Massive win in Austria at The World Spirits Awards. 1 Silver 2 Gold

FEBRUARY 2010 - Article on TMD Vodkas in Inside Liquor Magazine

JANUARY 2010 - Another shipment sent to Singapore

NOVEMBER 2009 - Massive achievement in Chicago: Gold award for Lemon Myrtle Vodka.( 91 points -100 )

NOVEMBER 2009 -  A first for Australia in the spirits category of the Asia Wine & Spirit Competition Singapore.
5 awards: MoulIn Rooz Absinthe, Coffee, Australian Herbal Liqueur, Wattle Toffee and Lemon Myrtle Vodka

OCTOBER 2009 - Beverage Testing Institute Chicago: 3 more awards for Licorichoc, Strawberry and Wattle Toffee.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER - Inside Liquor review and consumer tasting

JULY - July winner, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards -
Mayor's Innovation Award

JULY - Great success with 4 Awards at the IWSC in London

JULY - JJJ Interview with Robbie Buck and the Breakfast Crew

JULY - Big Winners at the 2009 Food Challenge Awards in Sydney

JUNE 2009 — Huge win at the International Spirits Competition ISW Germany: Double Gold. Gold,Silver.

• Finalists Food Challenge Awards
• Article in ‘The Shout’ 
• Australia’s quiet Achiever does it again (Article ‘Inside Liquor Magazine’)

MAY 2009 — Export to Singapore commenced.

APRIL 2009 — 3 Gold Stars International Taste & Quality Institute ITQi Brussels, Belgium.

March 2009 - Gold and Silver in San Francisco World Spirits Competition

March 2009 - Article in Inside Liquor: International Vodkas

March 2009 - A Touch of Tamborine Magic (Inside Liquor article)

February 2009 - Article in East Anglian
Daily Times

February 2009 - QHA Perfect Drop Promotion (Great recipes for TMD Products!)

December 2008 - QLD Tourism Awards Judges' Commendation for TMD in Specialised Tourism Services

December 2008 - Articles in
The Shout (liquor reviews)
Ausherbal and Chocnchilli Liqueurs

October/November 2008 - 4 more awards in Chicago

September, 2008 - 4 more awards, includiing GOLD in Chicago

August, 2008 - Category Winners, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

July 23rd, 2008 - Big winners at the 2008 Food Challenge Awards

July 10th, 2008 - More success at the IWSC in London

July 6th, 2008 - TMD celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the opening of the bottling plant and storage facility

June 15, 2008 – Selected for the front cover of the 2008/09 Sensis/White Pages®

June 12, 2008 - At the Inaugural Scenic Rim Tourism Awards Gala Dinner Presentation, Tamborine Mountain Distillery was announced the Winner of the “Tourist Attraction” category.

June 6, 2008 - Tamborine Mountain Distillery has won Gold for its TMD Choc Mint liqueur at the prestigious International Spirits Awards (ISW) held recently in Germany.


Fantastic success at the 2008
ITQI (Brussels) awards

Article in The Shout May 16

Article in Food Week Online (May)

Article in The Shout

TMD Media Release

Inside Liquor magazine:
read full article:
Vodka's Best Kept Secret

Recent visit from Mercurio's Menu
see story

Absinthe Minded Award Winner
see story
(or download a printable PDF)

>> More success: Gold for Absinthe
and the Australian Herbal Liqueur in Austria

>> Read about our success at the
Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 2007

Read Paul Ippolito's review in Winery Watch
(or download a printable PDF)

See Michael's video interview
at the 2007 Winter Fancy Food Show

Tamborine Mountain Distillery's new liqueurs and vodkas
are now available Australia-wide ... see our list of SUPPLIERS or contact us by email.

Also in the group is TMD Liqueurs®, The Australian Vodka Company ® and 2 Rooz Vodka®


Tamborine Mountain Gold Coast Distillery on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia