Gin Journal

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: We chat with Leon Mervis, Managing Director of Bremont Australia
Bass & Flinders announces new partnership with Bremont. 1. Tell us about the inspiration and early years of Bremont. It can't be easy trying to create a watch brand.  Bremont Watch Company first launched its collection of highly developed aviation inspired timepieces...
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...