"...We know from experience the importance of opening up dialogue around mental health..."
-REX FROM NONESUCH DISTILLERY
The So Far So Good exhibition couldn't go ahead without the support of our amazing sponsors, including Nonesuch Distillery. We chatted to Rex, the founder of the company about their incredible range of gin and the importance of supporting this mental health project.
Tell us about yourself:
"I founded Nonesuch Distillery four years ago after a working life in financial services. Nonesuch came about after a chance meeting with the “godfather” of Australian distilling, Bill Lark.
Bill encouraged me to follow my dream and begin to create the gins that I had in mind. I have widened the product line to include whisky and that is being lovingly crafted by my eldest son, Chris."
How are you involved in ‘So Far So Good’?
"I was contacted by Amy who wanted to know if we could support her by donating some gin that would be served at the opening.
I was really impressed with the work of the charities Amy is supporting and we looked at additional ways we could add to the amount raised and decided to donate an amount from each bottle sale coming from the event supporters. A code identifies these purchases and activates the donation and a discount."
Why do you think it’s important to open the dialogue around our mental health?
"Mental Health awareness is something I have long supported. In my corporate life that involved events like RUOK?Day, Stress Down Day etc. My mother suffered dreadfully from anxiety and depression and, sadly, we have lost friends to suicide. We know from experience the importance of opening a dialogue."