Welcome to Port Phillip Distillery, a family-owned venture founded by Chris and Fiona, two passionate individuals who embarked on a journey to create exceptional spirits that embody their love for craftsmanship, quality, and innovation. Established in 2020, the story of Port Phillip Distillery begins with a renowned cocktail bar and cellar door known as the Gin Dispensary, nestled on the picturesque Beach Road in Beaumaris.
The Genesis: A Spirited Beginning
In 2020, Chris and Fiona took their first step in the world of distillation by opening the doors to Gin Dispensary. This unique establishment quickly gained acclaim for its handcrafted cocktails and genuine passion for spirits. Just two months after its grand launch, they unveiled their inaugural trio of gins, setting the stage for what would become the heart and soul of their business.
These first three gins, carefully crafted with a commitment to quality and attention to detail, soon earned recognition on the global stage. Garnering multiple awards in the years that followed, they quickly became the cornerstone and core range of offerings at the Gin Dispensary. Each sip told a story of dedication, creativity, and an unwavering pursuit of perfection.
A Vision Unveiled: Port Phillip Distillery
The year 2022 marked a significant chapter in the Port Phillip Distillery saga. Chris and Fiona, driven by their unrelenting passion for spirits and the desire to expand their horizons, unveiled their very own distillery – a space where innovation and tradition would harmoniously coexist. This marked a pivotal moment where dreams met determination, and Port Phillip Distillery was born.
Embracing Innovation: The IStill from Holland
From the outset, Chris embarked on a worldwide quest to find the best distillation technology. After meticulous research and consultations with various companies across the globe, the search led them to the IStill from Holland. While distillation technology had remained relatively unchanged for centuries, IStill had embraced modernity to create a series of cutting-edge stills. These state-of-the-art devices were not only energy-efficient but also versatile and robust – the embodiment of Port Phillip Distillery's commitment to excellence.
Sustainability and Excellence: A Shared Future
Driven by a vision for a sustainable future, Chris and Fiona are unwavering in their dedication to creating a distillery that's more than just a producer of exceptional spirits. Their mission extends to creating a carbon-neutral and energy-efficient facility that's not only known for its incredible products but also for its dedication to minimizing its ecological footprint.
Join Us on the Journey
At Port Phillip Distillery, every sip tells a story of passion, innovation, and craftsmanship. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, we invite you to join us on this remarkable journey of flavour, dedication, and shared values. Experience the artistry of spirits created with care, the innovation of cutting-edge technology, and the promise of a sustainable future.
Raise your glass to the past, the present, and the future – all intertwined in every bottle from Port Phillip Distillery.
Creating flavours, you won’t forget and memories you can't forget.