Journal

Discover all there is to know about gins, brandies, spirits & liqueurs. Catch up on the latest news... seasonal updates, our unique vine-to-bottle distillation inspiration and the lowdown on sourcing local. Read more...
The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for festive spirits, yuletide feasts, and spending quality time with family and friends! If you’re looking for the perfect presents for this Christmas, then look no further…we’ve done all the hard work for you and compiled a...
First female president of the Australian Distillers Association - our Head Distiller, Holly
Today the Australian Distillers Association elected its first female President, our Managing Director and Head Distiller Holly Klintworth. Holly takes on the role as ADA President following 8 years with Stu Gregor, Four Pillars Co-Founder at the helm. The team...
BASS & FLINDERS X YARRA BOTANICA
LIMITED RELEASE NATIVE VICTORIAN GIN In our passionate pursuit of creating distinctive, small batch spirits with a focus on local provenance and sourcing of uniquely native botanicals, we are proud to have partnered with well-renowned floating bar and eatery Yarra...
The Best Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula
Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne lies the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, a beautiful seaside region popular for weekend getaways. A coastal haven renowned for its rolling hills, scenic vineyards, pristine beaches, historical attractions and gourmet food & wine. Become...
Crafting the Spirit of a New Era
After a long journey around the globe, it has finally arrived... We are so very excited to announce that we have secured an authentic ex-cognac still from France! Our new still is an original French made, ex-cognac still that has been...
Angry Ant Gin - A taste of the Outback
An ode to the Outback, our premium Angry Ant Gin is a truly unique, native Australian gin. A tribute to Australia’s ecologically rich, bio-diverse landscapes. This exceptional gin is a pure expression of the native Australian botanicals foraged from Wooleen...
Q&A Sessions: Join us as we chat with Cuveé chocolate, producers of our Special Edition Brandy Snap chocolate
Our team here at Bass and Flinders Distillery are dedicated to creating premium quality, artisanal Australian gins & brandies and sharing our spirited passion with others.  Sometimes we’re lucky enough to meet other teams who share a similar passion for...
BASS & FLINDERS X MONTALTO GIN BATCH TWO LIMITED EDITION
This year, we collaborated with one of our local heroes here on the Peninsula, Montalto Wines estate in Red Hill to launch our Batch Two limited edition project handcrafted gin. Key members of the Montalto team participated in a very...
Simple Brandy Cocktail Recipes
No longer a drink with a stuffy reputation, brandy is cool again. It’s a revival of classic cocktails leading a revolution. Not to mention the increased availability of premium, Australian artisanal brandies that showcase the spirit’s versatility. Once confined to...
A Guide to Everything Gin
It’s all about gin! Once a spirit widely known for the downfall of many, now a complex, versatile and internationally renowned classic, with many small craft distilleries shining a light on some of the best gins in the world. A...
How is Brandy Made? Get to Know Your Brandy
The story of how brandy came to be is fascinating. It’s a story of accidental glory. An elixir historically produced for medicinal purposes way back in the 16th century, matured in barrels to produce an elegant yet complex liquid, and...
G&T Garnish Guide: How to Match your Gin & Tonics
Gin and tonic. Was there ever a more iconic duo so widely recognised by spirits lovers across the globe?  The phrase “You’re the gin to my tonic” speaks to many about the seemingly perfect combination of these two ingredients mixed...
Why Choose a Grape-Based Spirit?
The creative, innovative craft spirits industry is on a speedy upward trajectory across the globe and spirits lovers are being introduced to a whole new selection of hand-made, artisanal gins, brandies and liqueurs which they have an opportunity to explore....
A Heartbreaking Passion for Pinot
Pinot Noir… the femme fatale of the winemaking world is truly a tale of passion. Known as the ‘heartbreak’ grape, this wickedly fickle grape tests winemakers’ hearts, spirits and commitment to the edge. Unlike thick skinned and resilient varieties such...
The Season that was, The Spirits to come...
Most would be aware by now that we’ve endured the effects of La Nina this past summer, but other than going to the beach for a swim a little less than you’d like, or turning on the heater instead of...
The Changing Face of Spirits Production in Australia, with Bass & Flinders' Head Distiller: Holly Klintworth
Drawn from a love of classic brandies produced in France, what started out as a small passion project in the back of a local winery has developed into a desire to champion the best of Australian craft spirits production and...
Q&A Sessions: Join us as we chat with Leon Mervis, Managing Director of Bremont Australia
Q&A Sessions: Join us as we chat with Leon Mervis, Managing Director of Bremont Australia - one of our exclusive partners. An award-winning British company producing beautifully engineered luxury watches.
It’s a BRANDY Revival!
  In very recent history, Brandy was seen to be suffering a fashion crisis. When people used to think about Brandy, they often imagined tuxedoed gentlemen smoking cigars in wood panelled libraries, or your grandmother using it to flame her...
A Craft Gin Revolution
  The Rise of Australian Craft Gin. It’s the perfect time to be a gin lover. Hot on the heels of the craft beer boom, our nation is experiencing an explosion in the number of Australian distilleries producing high quality...
History of Gin
Where did it all be-GIN? Gin lovers…have you ever stopped to think about the origins of gin and where the humble spirit was first created? At Bass and Flinders, our passion for adventure and our thirst for knowledge (pardon the pun) about...