The purpose built urban distillery is a hive of industry and every day is different. At times it’s noisy, quiet, hot, cold, heavy with the smell of oak, charred wood, mash or whisky, or all of the above.
The MacIntosh family can trace their family name back 900 years and are justifiably proud of their families’ Scottish heritage that has a love of whisky woven through it. They now see themselves as custodians of the ancient craft of whisky distillation. The distillery is the epicentre of their lives; it reflects absolute dedication to the craft, uncompromising attention to detail and the endless pursuit of perfection. Why ‘Chiefs Son’? The surname ‘McIntosh’ or “Mhic an Tòisich” in Scottish Gaelic literally means “Son of the Chief”.
Since the early 1500s small batch malt whisky has been crafted exactly the same way. The McIntosh family aim to honour and elevate the true hand crafted, original style of whisky developed by their forefathers over 500 years ago.
As a family owned and operated small batch distillery they hand craft Single Malt Whisky by sourcing the very best of artisan ingredients, and by utilising small batch processes, hand selected barrels and a totally manual system. The philosophy is simple; all natural ingredients. Just barley, yeast and water plus a whole lot of passion and experience; all matured in ex fortified French Oak Barrels.
The result is creaminess, smoothness and complexity across four styles of whisky at bottle and cask strength. These are whisky’s made to share with family and friends and in doing so they help continue the legacy and further connect people, families and generations.
The Distillery Tasting room in Somerville will be open to the public for the very first time on March 20, 2019, with tastings of 3 whiskies available for just $10 (redeemable on all bottle purchases.)
Find Chief’s Son Distillery: 25/50 Guelph St, SOMERVILLE VIC 3912 AUSTRALIA
Opening hours: Friday - Sunday 10am to 4pm
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