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More gongs for Mornington Peninsula whisky newcomer – Chief’s Son Distillery

Mornington Peninsula whisky newcomer Chief’s Son Distillery is making a powerful entry onto the world whisky stage with its sixth international award just 11 months after launching.

Barrel number 01 of their `900 Standard’ Single Malt Whisky at 49.50% was awarded Best Australian Single Cask – Single Malt Whisky (No Age Statement) in the first round of the 2020 World Whiskies Awards in London on February 6.

In the same awards, they also took home a Silver for their `900 Standard’ Single Malt Whisky at 45.00% per cent in the Australian Single Malt Whisky NAS category.

The awards for the World’s Best Single Cask – Single Malt Whisky will be awarded on March 26.

In late 2019, Chief’s Son Distillery won four international awards from two separate competitions in Hong Kong, including a prestigious Masters Award for their `900 Standard’ Single Malt Whisky at 60.00% in the Luxury Masters Awards.

Owners and distillers Stuart and Naomi McIntosh said it was “an incredible honour to take out such a prestigious award, especially with the very first barrel we ever filled, and within eleven months of launching our whisky to the world’’.

The distillery name connects the meaning of McIntosh or Mhic an Tòisich’’ in Scottish Gaelic, which literally meansSon of the Chief’’.

The McIntosh signature `900’ stamp on their core range signifies the nine centuries between the formal establishment of the McIntosh family name and that of the establishment of the distillery.

During these 900 years, each generation has passed knowledge, experience, love and passion to successive generations,’’ Stuart M<sup>c</sup>Intosh said.Our 900 reference pays homage to our proud ancestors and hails future McIntosh generations. We are all part of the ongoing legend and legacy of whisky and, most importantly, of its connections.’’

Chief’s Son Distillery is a confident splash of new world methods and unapologetic vision, infused with distinctive Australian character and quality.

Chief’s Son Distillery distils four styles of unique Single Malt Whisky and bottles them at percentages ranging from 45% to 60%. Their Whisky is available at select bottle shops and bars on the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and online at

The distillery tasting room, 25/50 Guelph St, Somerville, is open 10am to 4pm seven days. Tastings: from $10pp. Group/corporate bookings: (03) 9013 0859.

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