What happens when an obsession for whiskey, Aussie camaraderie, and innovation meet? The result is Whipper Snapper, a Western Australian distillery known for its award-winning whiskies.
Founded in 2014, the distillery is located in 139 Kensington St. East Perth, and also features an eclectic Whiskey & Coffee bar.
In addition to flavourful, smooth, and innovative whiskies, you can also taste top-notch 5 Senses coffee. There’s also a masterclass and a Distillery Journey tour of the facility where you get to see the Australian whiskey making process.
Behind the scenes
It all started with an obsession – with whiskey. Meet the young Whipper Snappers and co-founders Alasdair Malloch (Al) and Jimmy Mckeown whose love of whiskey led them to places.
Al’s neighbour, Vic, shared his secret whiskey recipe and the story behind it, in a small shed in Scarborough. Vic had been distilling his whiskey using a 50-year-old recipe he had co-created with his friend, a U.S. pilot, back in WWII days.
Armed with this recipe, Al and Jimmy headed to Colarado, and later Scotland, where they met their current mentors, Tommy Cooper, and Frank McHardy.
With these two experts as whiskey mentors, Al and Jimmy perfected the process, and the recipe, to make Whipper Snapper Distillery, a unique brand.
Whipper Snapper Distillery is on a mission to create the perfect Australian whiskey using local West Australian grains while focusing on sustainability.
Brilliant stuff…delicious… beats off the shelf whiskies… perfect aroma, taste….in love with the whiskey…
These are just a few of the rave reviews Whipper Snapper has been receiving. Over 80 percent of those who tried the fragrant Upshot whiskey. That’s kind of revealing, isn’t it?
Awards and accolades
The pursuit of perfection pays off! Here are some of their recent achievements:
- Silver – Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2021
- Bronze – Australian Distilled Spirit Awards 2020,
- Silver – Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards 2021,
- “Master distiller of the year’ – Icons of Whisky Australia awards 2019
- Best international corn whiskey – American Distilling Institute
- Recommended in 101 Craft & World Whiskies.
Biggest selling points
- 100 percent local Western Australian grains
- Focus on using multiple grains
- Smooth, flavoursome, and balanced whiskies
What has the business become renowned for?
Most insta-worthy offerings
If you have never tried these, you’re missing out on something unique.
- Whipper Snapper Upshot Whiskey –Flowery, smooth, and zesty, this Upshot Whiskey is all you need to stay upbeat!
- Apple Strudel Moonshine –Toasted almonds, pink Lady apples, cinnamon, toasted almonds, honey, and vanilla….what more can you ask for!
Project Q– Does the name sound like a top-secret project from WWII? This experimental whisky is one of the only two quinoa-based whiskies in the world. Nutty, spicy, and fruity at the same time, Project Q will linger in your mouth, and memory.
Hit the bar!
Rough day? A severe case of Monday blues? Love pangs? Or just tired of making sober decisions (that went boringly right)?
Actually, you don’t need an excuse to head over to Whipper Snappers. They may not fix all your problems, but they definitely know how to fix a drink!
What do readers HAVE to try/most Insta-worthy offerings?
The burgers at Varsity have a solid reputation of their own. It would be a shame if you did not try them. And yes, the Burger of the Month is something you cannot miss.
How to visit
Whippers Snapper is perfect for a date night or for hanging out with your mates or family. Online orders and takeaway are available.