Tan Lines Story

Welcome to Tan Lines Distilling

Tan Lines Distilling is the passion project of Aaron Rieniets, who brings an MBA in Sustainability and a flair for mixology to our spirited venture. Nestled in the heart of Townsville, our distillery is a beacon of creativity and excellence in the craft spirits landscape.

As a proud North Queensland establishment, we're committed to distilling a range of premium spirits that reflect the vibrant essence of our tropical home. Our creations are carefully concocted to appeal to both the discerning connoisseur and the adventurous spirit, perfect for any occasion.

Our Craft Spirits: A Journey of Flavor
Each bottle from Tan Lines Craft Spirits is a testament to our dedication to quality and flavor. Designed to delight and inspire, our spirits are suited for the hospitality market and home enthusiasts alike. We take pride in our craft, ensuring that every sip delivers a taste of adventure and the pure joy of living.

Community and Sustainability at Our Core
We are deeply rooted in our community, committed to supporting local businesses and the flourishing FNQ tourism sector. Our spirits are a homage to the laid-back, sun-soaked ethos of North Queensland, capturing the essence of our picturesque surroundings in every drop.

With extensive industry experience and a relentless pursuit of excellence, we at Tan Lines Distilling are dedicated to delivering an exceptional drinking experience. In these unpredictable times, we find joy in the simple pleasures and seek to share that joy with all. Whether you're looking to savor the complexity of our spirits or enjoy a casual drink with friends, we invite you to join us in celebrating life's moments.

Here's to new adventures and lasting memories, one sip at a time. Cheers, mate!

The Tan Lines Founder

Meet Our Founder: Aaron Rieniets, MBA

Welcome to the world of Tan Lines Distilling, where our founder, Aaron Rieniets, blends his extensive knowledge and spirited passion into every bottle. A seasoned connoisseur of fine spirits, Aaron's journey from the bustling streets of Melbourne to the craft distilleries of Portland, Oregon, has imbued him with a rich tapestry of experiences and a deep appreciation for diverse flavors and techniques.

Upon returning to Australia in 2019, Aaron chose the sunny shores of Townsville, QLD, as the home for Tan Lines Distilling. Inspired by the laid-back beach culture and the vibrant natural beauty of the region, he set out to create a line of spirits that capture the essence of Australian joie de vivre mixed with tropical flair.

At Tan Lines Distilling, we're dedicated to crafting spirits that are as enjoyable and unique as the moments you spend sipping them. Our approach is simple yet profound: blend the highest quality with a dash of Aussie wit and a whole lot of dedication to authenticity. We're not just making spirits; we're creating experiences that celebrate life's pleasures.

Our ethos is underpinned by three core values: integrity, community, and legacy. These principles guide us in our mission to produce exceptional spirits that bring people together. We take pride in our craft, yet we approach our work with a light heart and a commitment to enjoyment.

So come join us, and let's raise a glass to the good times, the great company, and the unforgettable spirits. Here's to the journey ahead and the memories we'll create along the way. Cheers, mate!