Our Story

Adelaide brothers Jon and Con Lioulios have distilled and launched the first Rakia to be licensed and sold in Australia. 36 Short is a tribute to Jon and Con’s Macedonian born father, Pando.  

36 Short (Pando's suit size) Gold and White Rakia are a true handcrafted Rakia made on the plains of Virginia, South Australia using the secret recipe handed down from father to son over three generations. Our Rakia is a wine based spirit made from premium South Australian Shiraz and has a subtle unique Anise finish. 

We are proud to have grown our product range from 36 Short Gold and White Rakia to also include 36 Short Blood Orange Gin, Original Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Rhubarb Gin and our latest addition Blood Orange Vodka. 

Jon and Con’s passion for family, friends and good times is the benchmark for
36 Short.