Bass & Flinders
Bass and Flinders Distillery was founded in 2009 with a passion for adventure and a desire to create a range of high quality, artisanal gins, brandies and liqueurs. The first distillery on the Mornington Peninsula, Bass & Flinders’ original inspiration was drawn from a love of classic brandies produced in France. In 2016, Holly Klintworth took over as Head Distiller and Managing Director from her father and the distillery’s founder, Wayne, becoming one of a very select group of second-generation distillers in Australia. As a family owned distillery, Bass & Flinders focuses on quality above all else, distilling in small batches and sourcing fresh, local ingredients wherever possible to produce unique, genuine Australian craft spirits.
Chief’s Son Distillery was established in 2013 by Stuart and Naomi McIntosh, and after three years of test bed success the first commercial batch of single malt whisky was distilled at the current Somerville location. Stuart and Naomi’s surname, McIntosh, or Mhic an Tòisich in Scottish Gaelic means ‘Son of the Chief’, a battle honour that was awarded to their family 900 years ago for ongoing loyalty to the Chiefs of Alba (Kings of Scotland). That sense of tradition continues in the ancient craft of distilling and the passing on of a love of whisky from generation to generation. Chief’s Son whiskies have won multiple awards in both Australian and international competitions.
Australian Distillers Association
Suite 1601, 447 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
ABN 77 622 845 275