Herbal liqueurs hit the spot

Roger McLean was featured in Weekly Times Now on June 20, 2012.

IN MODERATE doses, it is said that wine can help prevent heart disease and some cancers.  But winemaker-turned-herbal alchemist Roger McLean has gone one better.  From his self-styled “apothecary” in Daylesford’s renovated Old Butter Factory, he creates a unique range of herbal liqueurs that are an Australian first. Click here to read full article

Lark Distillery, Tasmania visit Herbal Lore Liqueurs, Daylesford

Me again,

The Lark family from Tasmania….you know the ones that make that amazing world class whisky in Tasmania……well they came to the Old Butter Factory.

Roger and Sue showed them around and they even got to sample secret recipes from Roger.

Michael and Anna were there entertaining and Anna even got a few hugs from Laughlin…..yes that is Kristy and Joe’s baby.  He is really cute.

Pretty sure they went out to lunch at Kazuki’s…the great Japanese restaurant in Daylesford

Here is a picture of them all and one with Roger and Bill Lark in front of the old English Oak Barrels.

Well buy for now,


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VIP Guests visit the Butter Factory from Zibo City China

Hi there,

Guess who came to visit all the way from China?!

Roger was lucky enough to meet with Zuolin Li and Fehe Xue from Zibo City, China.

Zuolin Li and Fehe Zue experienced Roger’s unique liqueurs and a favourite being Harmony, the Gentle Uplifter.

I heard them say they were very interested in how the liqueurs where blended and impressed with the herbs in suspension display in the Apothacary.

Rod May from the Hepburn Shire Council thought Herbal Lore Liqueurs would be a wonderful place for them to visit during their short trip….of course he was right! hee hee

Hopefully we will see them again soon.

Bye for now,


Zuolin Li (People’s Congress Standing Committee of Zhoucun District) and Fehe Xue (Poeple’s Government of Nan Jiao Town of Zhocun District) both from Zibo City, China.

Herbal Lore Liqueurs and 65Main Guest House

Hi All,

Yes it is me again.

Had another hair-cut over the weekend and I look fabulous….heee heee

Lots of things coming up for Roger and the team.

This weekend the team will be at Back to Booktown Fair, Saturday and Sunday (5th & 6th) in Clunes (Vic) 9am to 5pm both days.

Might ask Roger to pick up a couple of special books…King Arthur and Sir Lancelot maybe! LOL

And did you know that 65Main Guest House has some packages where you get Herbal Lore Liqueur product….maybe it is the Liqueur Chocolate or the Liqueur Tasting Platter with all the liqueurs, port, liqueur chocolate and liqueur fruit.  Wow have to check that out at 65Main Great Taste !

Chat again soon,


Local’s Night – Herbal Lore Liqueurs teams up with Grange Bellinzona

Hi there me again,

Did you hear…..did you hear??!!

Herbal Lore Liqueurs are teaming up with Grange Bellinzona in Hepburn Springs for “Local’s Night” as part of the Harvest Festival.

Sounds really nice….aparently, when you enter you receive a glass of Roger’s Liqueurs….lucky you!

Then you can taste Robyn Davies’ (area chef extrordinaire) special platter using Herbal Lore Liqueur products as well as other regional produce.

Wish I could go, but I am stuck here.

Anna said you have to book a table directly with Grange Bellinzona via phone 5348 2271    or email    bellinzona@grangecc.com.au.

Would be great to taste the food and of course the liqueurs in such a beautiful setting as the Grange Bellinzona.

Anyway, I miss out as usual 🙁

Bye for now,




Visit from ACE Training to our beautiful Butter Factory

Thanks Daryl Cohen and the Racers from ACE Training & Consulting who visited on Saturday (21.04.12).

We are sure you enjoyed all our beautiful Liqueurs, Award Winning Port, Liqueur Fruit and Liqueur Chocolates.

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day in Daylesford and surrounding areas.


Roger McLean and the Herbal Lore Liqueurs Team.

What a busy week here in Daylesford …..

Hello again,

What a busy week here in Daylesford it has been for Roger, Sue and Anna.

Andrea started this week.  Roger said Andrea will be doing Tasting Events in homes and workplaces.

Wow….that means you don’t have to come to Daylesford to sample and order the unique products….even though Daylesford is lovely LOL

Andrea will visit with all the products so the guests can sample and then order….then they will be delivered a couple of days later.

Could give it a great theme too……how about a Kitchen Tea with a difference; or a Hen’s night….Midnight Desire would be great for either of these themes.

The guys can do it too….have a night at the local RSL or bowling club…or even the car club.

Or just a bunch of friends and family who like the unique, special things in life.          Oh the ideas are endless!

Just call 03 5348 1920 or email info@herballoreliqueurs.com to book

Roger has also been preparing for his presentation on Sunday for the Kinglake Wellness Expo.  He’s on at 3.15 and will be talking about “The Benefits of Healing Self”.

And of course, I look amazing, with my beautiful timber bench tops and apothecary bottles all clean and shiny.  Aaahhhh just like new sheets on a bed. LOL

Roger’s beautiful liqueurs, liqueur fruit and of course the best port…Smoked Malt Whisky Tawny bottles are all ready for people to come and taste.

With Saturday mid 20’s and Sunday early 20’s weather forecast…Daylesford will look amazing….maybe a drive instead of lazying around at home..mmmmmmm??

Ok, chat next time.