Mornington Peninsular

Song: Spandau Ballet – True

Drink: Massive G&T garnished with an Angry Ant

We started our trip on the Mornington Peninsular. Long trip into Oz from the U.K., we jumped in the hire car and got on the road to Mornington. The radio already tuned into Kool FM – which played 80s classic non-stop and uninterrupted. This was going to be a good trip.


Gin with a View – at Port Phillip Estate


Home for the next week was at an amazing little B&B “Anderida” – where we were very well looked after by fellow Gin Enthusiasts Shawn and Hilary. After a Gin-Tasting BBQ one evening, we got to meet the lovely Holly Klintworth – Head Distiller from Bass & Flinders Distillery. The next day, Holly kindly opened up the Distillery for us to have a poke around.  A beautiful little unit, complete with bar, tasting area and still/bottling area.

What struck me first was the smell. Absolutely stunning grape-spirit aromas. When I put my head in the large container of spirit I was surprised at how forgiving it was on my nostrils.


The Tasting Room – at Bass & Flinders Distillery


A ‘Grape to Glass’ operation, Bass and Flinders boast an impressive line up of Gins.  Gin, Gin 10 and Monsoon Gin to name a few. I came away with the awesome Angry Ant Gin – distilled with actual Ant pheromones! Check them out to learn more.


Angry Ant Gin


We had an amazing time here, somewhere I know we will come back to one day. But it was time to move on to Tasmania…but had to make a little detour first…

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