Bass and Flinders Distillery
Bass and Flinders Distillery was founded in 2009 on the Mornington Peninsula with a passion for adventure and a desire to create a range of high quality, artisanal gins brandies and liqueurs, that truly reflect our home and heritage. Our distillery door creates a bespoke wedding reception catering to all budgets and expectations, with experienced staff we can create your day better than anyone!
Victorian distilleries have a rich history that dates back to the mid-1800s, when the gold rush in Victoria, Australia, led to a surge in demand for spirits. Distilleries sprung up across the region, producing a variety of beverages, including whiskey, gin, and rum.
Bass and Flinders – Mornington Distillery
In the late 1800s, the temperance movement led to a decline in alcohol consumption, and many distilleries were forced to close. However, the industry experienced a resurgence in the early 1900s, with new distilleries opening and existing ones expanding their operations.
During the 1920s, prohibition in the United States created a lucrative market for bootlegging, and many Victorian distilleries turned to illegal activities to stay afloat. The end of prohibition in the 1930s led to a decline in bootlegging, and the industry once again faced challenges.
However, in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in craft distilling, and Victorian distilleries have once again become popular for their unique and high-quality products. Today, many of these distilleries offer tours and tastings, allowing visitors to learn about the rich history and culture of Victorian spirits.