Situated in the north-east of Victoria, you will find the small town of Rutherglen, home to less than 2,000 people. Down a long driveway flanked by vineyards, located just off Mia Mia Road, you will find the Morris of Rutherglen winery was established in 1859, and is now the same location and home of the MORRIS Whisky Distillery.
MORRIS whisky is crafted to reflect a sense of place and the home of the distillery in Rutherglen, regional Victoria. Rutherglen was named after town just outside Glasgow in Scotland, the home of whisky. The region’s climate lends itself to whisky production due to the hot summer days and cool nights. These conditions are perfect for ageing and help create the unique and distinctive MORRIS Whisky taste.
North-Eastern Victoria is widely regarded as the unchallenged capital of fortified wines. Vines came to Rutherglen along with the Gold Rush of the 1850s with the region steeped in colonial history of the late Victorian era. The regions lush rolling hills form the banks of what is known as Victoria’s Riverland, fed from Australia’s mighty Snowy Mountains and Murray River.
The region’s climate lends itself to whisky production due to the hot summer days and cool nights. These conditions are perfect for ageing and help create the unique and distinctive MORRIS Whisky taste.
This picture shows the original 1930 hybrid copper-pot and column still being transferred to the distillery, which has been reconditioned and used to this very day for producing MORRIS whisky.
Join us behind the scenes on a virtual tour of the distillery. The Morris family began producing fortified wines in 1859. Six generations later, the crafting of MORRIS Whisky at the Distillery continues their unique legacy today. Learn more about how our whisky is made and meet the people responsible for crafting MORRIS Australian Single Malt Whisky.