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Is Michael REALLY a cross between …?

The ITV ‘Poms in Paradise’ has acquainted a lot of people with a brand new face:

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!

Asia Pacific City Summit – Michael was there!

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

Queensland on Tour Roadshow

Queensland on Tour Roadshow

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We all met on Tues May 3rd at the Mercure Hotel North Quay Brisbane. Consumer activity in King George square where the official launch was held with Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt. Brisbane trade event at the Fox Hotel Melbourne Street, South Brisbane. Early night staying at the Ibis Hotel Brisbane.

On the coach at 6.30 am Wed 4th.We divided into 4 groups 2 flying with Qantas to Melbourne. […]



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.

He joined a group of 200 tourism industry operators to visit Queensland’s southern neighbours and remind them why ‘Nothing Beats Queensland’.
The group met with the media, travel agents, trade and consumer representatives and promoted their regions and their product.

Michael […]

First episode on ITV1 UK ‘Poms in Paradise’

ITV – Poms in Paradise
Series Commence: Wednesday 11th May 2011
on ITV from 7:30pm
A fantastic new series following Poms downunder.
The Ward family and TMD will make their first appearance in the series on
Wednesday 18th May 2011
Be Watching!
Oh, and we haven’t even seen it yet! So please email me your thoughts sonya@tamborinemountaindistillery.com

Bruce filming Michael at The Kitchen Table

Peter filming Michael at the Distillery

Michael interviewed in the Tamborine Times discussing the ITV series

Tamborine Times interview: March 2011

ITV Documentary filming at TMD

©2011 Tamborine Times

Lovely story on the origins of our new Wild Forest Plum Liqueur

Davidson’s Plum – 2010

Donna and Hec Smith

Davidsonia pruriens var.jerseyana:  This variety of Davidson’s Plum occurs only in riverine rainforest of the Tweed and Brunswick valleys of the Far North Coast of NSW.

The small pink flowers cluster around the trunk followed by the juicy fruit that ripen to a deep purple in the months of December to February. The fruit are coated with fine golden hairs – puriens means itching.

Davidsonia pruriens var. pruriens: This variety of plum is native […]

Michael’s video interview at the 2007 Winter Fancy Food Show

2007 – yumsugar website review of 2007 Winter Fancy Food Show (USA) – video of Michael Ward

Mon, 01/29/2007 – 1:48pm by YumSugar

“One of my favorite things at the entire show was the Tamborine Mountain Distillery booth.
At first I was just wild for founder Michael Ward (when you watch the video you’ll find out why, he’s so amazingly charismatic and fun!), but after tasting several of the infused liqueurs as well as the Australian Vodka Company vodkas, I was wild for […]

Paul Ippolito’s review in Winery Watch

2007 – Paul Ippolito article (www.paulippolito.com.au)
Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Queensland
With Paul Ippolito

Tamborine Mountain Distillery is one of only a few privately owned distilleries in Australia and if you happen to have an hour or so to spare whilst on the Gold Coast of Queensland, you will certainly treated to a unique and rewarding insight into the world of liqueur making.
Tucked away in the Gold Coast Hinterland lies the Tamborine Mountain Distillery which is one of Australia’s smallest but more nationally and […]

Success at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 2007


Tamborine Mountain Distillery was the proud winner
of the 2007 Gold Coast Business Excellence Family Business Award Category …


Other articles available as downloads:
Who Weekly December 07
Tamborine Times article on our win at the Gold Coast Business Excellence awards

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

International Awards – World Spirits Awards – Austria
2012 – Cherry Liqueur – Gold
2012– Coffee Liqueur – Gold
2012 – Eucalyptus Vodka – Gold
2012 – Apricot Brandy – Silver
2011 Bitter Bomb Liqueur: GOLD
2011 Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur SILVER
2011 St Michaels Wort Herbal Schnapps: SILVER

Sonya Ward accepting awards from Wolfram Ortner
for the gold medal-winning Absinthe and Australian Herbal Liqueur
Gold Winner 2010
World Spirits Awards
Wattle Toffee Liqueur

Gold Winner 2010
World Spirits Awards
Hibiscus Liqueur

Silver Winner 2010
World Spirits Awards
Apple Schnapps

Gold Winner 2007
World Spirits Awards
Moulin Rooz Absinthe

Gold […]

Absinthe Minded Award Winner (download a printable PDF)


Recent visit from Mercurio’s Menu

2008 – Excerpt from Mercurio’s Menu (April 08)


Award winning spirits and silliness

Tamborine Mountain Distillery is famous for its vodkas, gins and schnapps.

Don’t be fooled by our exuberant host, or his wife who masterminds all the mixes.
This is a family run business & it’s all primo quality moonshine.

Making good spirits is very hard work, but the rewards are many.  The distillery began mostly because of all the excess fruit available. All that lovely fruit goes into flavouring the spirits. Banana, lemon […]

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

Company Profile – Inside Liquor Magazine

Company Profile – Inside Liquor Magazine (page 2)

TMD Media Release – the Quiet Achiever

Media Release: April 2008

Australia’s quiet achiever does it again!

Tamborine Mountain Distillery has just received news from the International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels, Belgium that they have won 4 more gold awards.

Treble Gold Stars for Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Double Gold Stars for Limoncello Liqueur, Gold Star for Lavender Liqueur and Gold Star for Lemon Myrtle flavoured Vodka.

An ecstatic Michael Ward was over the moon with delight when the news came in. “We are the smallest distillery in this huge […]