Bass & Flinders Distillery releases Winter Gin

The first of June marks the beginning of winter and Bass & Flinders’ Winter Gin is being released on the same day to spice up the season for all gin lovers.

The Bass & Flinders’ Winter Gin is a unique combination of two finely distilled spirits; apple brandy and a triple distilled grape-based gin. The gin combines the flavours of juniper and warming winter botanicals including nutmeg, star anise, cinnamon, orange, & native pepper berry.

The eau de vie is distilled from wine produced using Victorian grapes. This creates a smooth base spirit with additional flavour and viscous characteristics.

The golden hue and apple flavours come from aged apple brandy, which is blended with the gin. The palate and aroma from oranges, apples and cinnamon are reminiscent of Christmas pudding and are enhanced with the addition and warming flavour of native pepper berries.

Bass & Flinders is proud of its innovative approach in offering seasonal products using botanicals and other flavours throughout the year. “Our small scale, innovative approach provides us with a fantastic opportunity to be creative and produce products relevant to the current season.” Holly Klintworth, Head Distiller, Bass & Flinders Distillery.

The Winter Gin is best enjoyed on a cold winter evening. Enjoy neat over ice, or with dry ginger ale and a slice of apple for a warming twist.
A variety of Winter Gin cocktails will be served at the distillery for World Gin Day celebrations on Saturday 9 June at Red Hill. Over the long weekend, visitors can discover glorious gin cocktails, fine local acoustic tunes and wood-fired pizza. The popular mulled wine made with gin will also be available. Alternatively, those in town can share the gin cocktail love at Bowerbird Bar in Richmond on Thursday 7 June, where Negronis and two smoking barrels will be in full flight. Guests can also be one of the first to get their hands on a bottle of Winter Gin.

The Winter Gin is also available on the distillery’s website until stocks last, retailing at $95 for a 500ml bottle.

Bass & Flinders Distillery was founded in 2009 on the Mornington Peninsula. An artisanal distillery which produces grape spirit using a traditional Alembic Pot Still to create a range of world?class distillations including award winning gins, vodka, limoncello, eau de vie and the outstanding Ochre, a five-year aged brandy.

For more information on the World Gin Day and Negroni week events, visit

For further information please contact Christabel Borlin 0414 258 223