Corowa Distilling Co
Listed as one of the top 10 up and coming whisky distillery’s in the world in 2017 and named a ‘whisky brand’ of the future by ‘the spirit business’, Corowa Distilling Co has had product for sale since August 2018. In the small border town of Corowa, NSW there is a historic and alluring 1920’s flour mill repurposed to be more than just another tourist attraction.
Convincing the Local Council to sell the building for the sum of AUD1 provided a great impetus for the distillery. After many months of training in some of the greatest distilleries throughout Scotland and Tasmania, the concept of Corowa Distilling Co was flourishing. An incredible display of true Australian craft.
Those at Corowa Distilling Co don’t want you to view whisky as just another drink or them as just another distillery. They want their visitors to look at whisky as an experience, a culture and a passion. They invite you to consider whisky as a journey and join them at Corowa Distilling Co on a journey that you can be part of.
Corowa Whisky is a Real Place, with Real People making Real Whisky.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met
Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have Braille and tactile signage on all information and paths of travel
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have raised tactile buttons in your lifts
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have visual alerts for emergencies (Include flashing light)
Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis, ferry, tram, light rail etc in your access statement)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide linen that is chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Provide toiletries which are chemical and fragrance free (if requested)
Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions
Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) cleaning products
Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) deodorisers in public areas and rooms
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)