Australian whisky pioneer Bakery Hill Distillery celebrates 20 years: Season Three, Episode Two

Founded in 1999, Bakery Hill Distillery was the first whisky distillery on the mainland, and the third to open in the modern era after the celebrated Tasmanian distilleries Lark and Sullivans Cove.

Located in Melbourne’s north east, Bakery Hill might be lesser known today than these brands.

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But that’s certainly not down to the quality of its whiskies, which have received consistent acclaim from critics such as Jim Murray, Dave Broom and Australia’s Andrew Derbidge, who we heard from on last season of the Drinks Adventures podcast.

I visited David for a chat about their journey to date, and to hear some exciting news about their expansion plans coinciding with their 20th birthday this year.

David and Andrew Baker of Australian whisky pioneer Bakery Hill Distillery
David and Andrew Baker of Australian whisky pioneer Bakery Hill Distillery

More on whisky:
Heather Tillott of Sullivans Cove Distillery on making world-beating whisky
Australian whisky, gin and bottled cocktails with Starward’s David Vitale

Author: James Atkinson

Accomplished freelance journalist and copywriter specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®. Founder Drinks Adventures podcast.

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