Small businesses have put the tiny town of Timboon on the tourist map by banding together to create a gourmet food trail.

 

There is no shortage of fine food, drink and accommodation in Timboon.

 

Large quantities of wine at 13 per cent alcohol is required.

 

The awards aimed to unearth not just the best Australian spirits, but the best drinks overall.

 

This weekend is one of Warrnambool's biggest in the events calendar

 

From small-batch gin distilled in a 19th-century bordello to an artisanal take on the world?s most notorious spirit, Melbourne?s master drink-makers know how to get the city in a stir.

 

Australian craft spirits distributor Nip of Courage is celebrating five years of business and a record breaking year in 2018.

 

An array of all-ages events to fill the final week of spring.

 

 

IN 2007, Timboon?s Tim Marwood and Carolyn Simmons took on a rundown former railway shed in the heart of the town and began a transformation.