The Mornington Peninsula’s Chief’s Son Distillery was awarded a bronze in the Single Malt 12 Years and Under category at the 2021 World Whiskies Awards on February 19. The winning whisky is their Cask Expression – Belgian Tripel 47.85% abv and it’s an outstanding example of their unique and individual approach to malt whisky. First matured in French oak, ex-Apera, the whisky was then matured in a beautifully saturated Belgian Tripel beer barrel.
Chief’s Son Distillery is a vibrant, family-owned and operated, small batch, single malt whisky distillery. Founded in 2013 by Stuart and Naomi McIntosh, it is proudly one of Australia’s largest family-owned and operated, independent single malt whisky distilleries. Here they make their award-winning single malt whiskies by utilising the very best of artisan ingredients, small batch processes and hand-selected barrels.
The team are also excited to announce that their 900 Standard Barrel 126 47.85% abv was awarded Australia’s Best Single Malt Cask No Age Statement. It’s to be applauded because it’s the second year running that Chief’s Son Distillery has received this award. This whisky is now through to the next round. Fingers crossed that these local legends take out the title of the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky.