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Here at Bass & Flinders we are constantly creating exciting, new experiences to share our passion for local, handcrafted spirits with you.
Calling all gin and brandy lovers: Round up your friends and join in the fun at our Distillery Door.
A day filled with - you guessed it - Oysters! Gin and Oysters - what more could you want? Join us for our inaugural OYSTERFEST...Live music, Gin Tastings and food truck vans!
Oysters with gin-spired sauces crafted from our gold-medal winning Gin10, Signature Gin and Noble Stranger brandy, Peninsula Fresh Seafood Oysters and our NEW Oyster Shell Gin!
We're even throwing in 1/2 doz oysters FREE* with every purchase of our Limited Release Oyster Shell Gin and for the whole month of September!
Oyster Fest will also see @Krispyburger dishing up their incredibly tasty burgers and @thegreatestdoughman will be hitting us up with some sugary goodness. Don't miss out - this day is going to be HUGE!
Dive in to a true taste of the Mornington Peninsula at its finest, captured in our oyster-shucking, ocean-inspired gin. This extremely limited edition gin harnesses the briny minerality of Pacific Oyster shells and brings to life the unique spirit, natural environment and rugged beauty of our favourite place in the world - our home.
SPECIAL OFFER: FREE 1/2 dozen Oysters with every bottle purchase of Oyster Shell Gin online or at Distillery Door*.
Our Limited Release Oyster Shell Gin is a bright, savoury gin with a creamy umami twist. Juniper aromas breezily entwine with dill, saltbush and a squeeze of lemon creating a fresh Springtime, seaside spirit. The minerality of the oyster shells, coriander, calamus root, sesame seeds and the subtle, spicy texture of Sichuan pepper create a rounded, seamless mouthfeel and soft palate.
*Bookings essential. Offer valid from today through to 30th September inclusive and must be redeemed in person at our venue within this timeframe.
So proud of our Managing Director and Head Distiller Holly, who spent 6 weeks in Cognac, France on an internship building on her vast knowledge of brandy production from the some of the great distillers in the world. An incredible experience working with cognac producers large and small, and importantly all the incredible knowledge – much of which spans generations - that has been imparted in her quest to reignite Australia’s love affair with brandy.
We proudly received a GOLD medal for our new packaging design at the Melbourne Design Awards for 2023.
This prestigious award for Graphic Design - Three Dimensional, celebrates creative and innovative design.
We partnered with The Edison Agency to help transform our brand’s identity and showcase to the world what makes our small-batched spirits so uniquely different. Inspired by traditional French distillation methods and the surrounding Mornington Peninsula hinterland – the design brings to life our innovative spirit and passion for creating artisan spirits.
This is our 2023 Limited Release Heartbreak Pinot Noir Gin. Yes it’s back! The long-awaited release you’ve been waiting for…fresh on the heels of a perfectly long and cool ripening season for maximum fruit ripeness, it’s our best yet! Heartbreak Gin is for lovers of pinot noir and gin alike.
Come down and visit us in our home here on the Mornington Peninsula, only 1 hrs drive from the heart of Melbourne. We’ll be turning Distillery Door red, celebrating the month of Heartbreak with beautifully crafted cocktails paired with every girl’s gift to a break-up (chocolate) and all Gin High Tea’s will include a complementary Heartbreak tasting on arrival. Come on down and join in the celebrations - sip on a fresh & flirty G&T while nibbling on our famous local grazing platters or other tasty eats, choose your favourite gin paddle and ease your heartache.
Heartbreak Pinot Noir 2023 Limited Edition Gin. It’s not our first crush but it might be yours…
Visit us to sample our exciting new warm gourmet sandwich range. Choose from
- Bass & Flinders Reuben - lashings of corned beef, swiss cheese & sauerkraut between local Millers Artisan Bread
- Meatball sub - Juicy tender pork & fennel meatballs, with rich napoli sauce, shaved parmesan & rocket garnish
- Roast Beef Roll - Thinly sliced rare roast beef with seeded mustard served with a side of rich thick gravy on freshly baked Turkish Bread
Perfect with a G&T or one of our delicious signature cocktails.
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 here at Bass & Flinders are so proud of Holly's achievement which is recognition of all her passion and hard work in the distilling industry.
Learn more about our amazing Head Distiller and Managing Director, Holly.
All aboard Yarra Botanica this October!
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 Botanica to create a special 2022 limited release Native Victorian Gin.
Inspired by the Port Phillip Bay coastline, sea breeze and rocky shores of the Mornington Peninsula, this classic dry gin features delicious and locally foraged botanicals including lemon myrtle, currant bush, samphire and coastal saltbush and sea kelp.
Set atop the Yarra River on Southbank Promenade, Yarra Botanica is the perfect city location to host this water-inspired tipple.
Native Victorian Gin is now available on board Yarra Botanica’s two levels for the spring/summer season. Gin lovers will be able to enjoy the limited edition collaborative spirit under a native floral installation at the venue, complete with stunning views of Melbourne’s tree-lined Southbank and city skyline.
Perfect with a Spring or Summer-inspired charcuterie board (Yarra Botanica serves these by the metre).
Come and visit us at Distillery Door in our coastal home on the Mornington Peninsula and sip on the perfect G&T. All G&T's at our Distillery Door are $10 on a Sunday.
Celebrate good times with the best combination of weather, views and uniquely Australian handcrafted gins.
Tickle your tastebuds with a Typhoon, Wild & Spicy, Pink G&T or an Iconic & Tonic and many many more...
GIN MASTERCLASS $175pp
We offer one of the most unique Gin Masterclasses in Australia where you have an opportunity to create your very own bespoke gin.
Our resident Gin Expert will walk you through the perilous yet fascinating history of gin, the gin distillation process along with the tricks and techniques required to create the perfect gin recipe. Also included in the experience is a cheese platter and G&T, and following the class each guest leaves with a 500ml bottle of their own signature gin blend.