Jimmy Rum Distillery
Jimmy Rum distillery and cocktail bar is inside a huge warehouse on the same Dromana industrial estate as Jetty Road Brewery and Bass and Flinders Distillery.
The distillery features four rums. Barbados is a blend crafted with imported rums, but the other three are distilled on premises. The Navy is 57 per cent alcohol and designed to add bite to cocktails (McPhearson sometimes mixes it with ginger ale during tastings); the Silver is similar, but with a lower alcohol level; and Oaked is housed in an oak barrel to deepen the flavour. None of the rums have added spices, colours or flavours.
The cocktail bar fits 120 people, and you can bring your furry mate to the rum garden, which is shaded by a large pergola. If you’re not into spirit tastings, try the rum-based cocktails, which include a classic Mojito and an Espresso Rumtini (a twist on an Espresso Martini). There are also local and craft beers, a decent wine list and spirits from all the other local distilleries. Line your tum with toasties and generous grazing plates.