At Chiefs Son Distillery we craft simple pleasures, we grow laughter, we create memories, we celebrate life, we embrace passion, we slow life down and breathe. Every bottle of Chief's Son unites these actions, creating a whisky that will assist in forging a deeper connection between you, your family and your friends.
Located at the head of Australia's Mornington Peninsula, where the pace of life is slower, where we can breathe and where we can immerse ourselves in the regions diverse provenance.
As a family owned and operated small batch distillery, we hand craft Single Malt Whisky by utilising the very best of artisan ingredients, small batch processes, hand selected barrels and a totally manual system.
Like an artist uses inspiration, our natural surroundings and climate have forged an incredible depth and breadth of artisan passion, which is truly unrivaled. From our amazing food producers to superb craft breweries and cideries, gorgeous wineries and a range of artisan distillers the Mornington Peninsula is truly an incredible mustering of the Food and Drink Gods.
With shared passions, the Peninsula's craft industry now thrives off one another, often sharing resources, ideas, creating collaborations, hosting joint events but mainly creating the finest, hand crafted produce for you.
"Whisky is such a powerful connector of people, families and generations. It reaches so far back to our ancestors and so far forward into our futures. Embrace life, connect with those that matter, take the time and don't regret. Our whisky is made to be shared between family and friends, embracing all of the twists and turns that life has to offer. To your health"
We only craft beautiful, premium, single malt whisky here at Chiefs Son Distillery. We create very authentic, traditional styles of whisky and you're sure to discover that they are all unashamedly big, bold and very flavoursome.
Barley, Yeast, Water, and Barrels Every batch is painstakingly crafted from the very best of artisan ingredients and hand coopered barrels. This very manual and time consuming process of selection and production targets our unique, consistent and full bodied whisky.
Our Whisky Wash is precisely hand crafted by our sister brewery, the Mornington Peninsula Brewery. These long fermentations ensure exact quality and constancy.
Our beautiful copper still, hand made by Burns Fabrication of Griffith NSW, is then put to work. Each batch compromises two long, slow days of stripping (or low wine runs), followed by our magical spirit run day. The resulting "New Make" is an intense concentration of alcohol, esters, oils and flavours that is truly magnificent.
Our 'New Make' is then transferred to our traditionally hand coopered French Oak, ex Sherry barrels (and some American Oak). The barrels go to work immediately, transforming the magnificent new make slowly into beautiful whisky. Meanwhile.... we sit back and marvel at its evolving beauty...