Your Shout, Linwood opened its doors at 228 Linwood Ave in 1989-90. It moved three doors along to 230a Linwood Ave, eleven years later.
I became a customer of 'Your Shout' in 1996 when I was given a still for my birthday. It didn't take me long to discover what a fabulous hobby home distilling can be. Gone were the days of wondering how I could afford to replace that empty bourbon bottle my mates had left me with and the tide was going out in my wife's Baileys bottle. It cost me around $9 to fill the bourbon bottle and about $15 to keep the missus happy. How wonderful to have a hobby that I was proud to share with friends and family and to be able to make something that everyone enjoyed. It certainly helped cut the cost of hosting a party and took the guesswork out of many Christmas presents, I now knew for certain what people liked.
In October 2002 I was fortunate to be able to combine hobby and career when I purchased 'Your Shout, Linwood',
Since then I have discovered that home brewed beer, wine and cider really does taste good and the varieties available are amazing. Suffice it to say that it will be a long while before I will be able to say with certainty just which is my favourite.
In March, 2011, following the February 22nd earthquake and subsequent demolition of the old Your Shout shop, we moved across the road to 239a Linwood Ave.
After 11 years running the shop on my own, I decided to hand over the reins to my son, Jarryd, who had already been covering weekends and weeks over Christmas for 7 or so years.
In November 2015 we moved to our current location at 225 Linwood Ave, with parking at the door!