Discover local: 36 Short Distillery

Founded by two brothers with a shared passion, 36 Short Distillery is the dream of Con and Jon's late father to distil Raika with a modern twist.

36 Short Distillery, namesake harks back to the suit size of Con and Jon Lioulios’ father, Pando. The business is the realisation of the dream of their late father to distill Raika, a fruit spirit popular in the Balkans, with a modern twist.

Established in 2014 on the plains of Virginia, South Australia, the pair begun distilling Raika in an Australian first. The Raika is made using a secret family recipe passed down from father to son over three-generations.

Since then, they’ve expanded their range to include Award-Winning Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Limoncello and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Their premium spirit range is made using only the finest locally sourced Australian ingredients. What’s more, is there are no added artificial, flavours and perservatives.

Pando’s spirit and his passion for his family, friends and good times is the bench mark for 36 Short.

FIFTY+SA Editor’s pick:

36 Short Pink Rhubarb Gin

Made with South Australian Rhubarb, 36 Short Pink Rhubarb Gin is 100% natural. A delicately smooth gin enhanced with a distinctive floral and rhubarb bouquet giving a crisp and refreshing finish.

Find instore at your local bottle shop.

36 Short Distillery


  • Staff Writer

    Made up of a small, tight knit team of writers and contributors who are passionate about all things FIFTY+ and the New Age. We love Adelaide and wider South Australia and sharing with you all of the l...


We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region.

FIFTY+SA © 2024. All Rights Reserved. 


Join the New Age

Get the latest events, news, reviews and exclusive competitions sent straight to your inbox.  Never miss a beat!