Western Suburbs Weekly –
IT’S pretty dangerous,” says one.-quarter of new East Perth based Whipper Snapper Distillery. Al Malloch, about the whiskey brand’s first libation.
“Everyone’s got a crazy uncle, but it’s quite the opposite – it’s realty smooth he continues. a comment that makes complete sense when you realise he’s talking about their Crazy Uncle moon shine. a product that pays homage to a homebrew recipe from WWII and memories of a dandestine distilling operation in a backyard shed.
Aimed at the younger whiskey drinker. Crazy Unde exemplifies the spirit of Whipper Snapper -a name coined as a promise to “stick it to the big guys.”
But the logo, which depicts a WWII bomber with whiskey barrels in place of propellers, makes another determined promise.
“It symbolises delivering good whiskey to Australia.” Malloch explained.
Made up of Al, his brother·in-law Jimmy McKeown, Tommy “Coop” Cooper from Colorado Gold Distillery in the US and who owned the original 50-year old recipe. and single-malt distiller Frank McHardy from Scotland’s Springbank and Bushmills, the Whipper Snapper boys are determined to put WA on the whiskey map.
“There’s a lot of tradition in bourbon-making and it’s the same with single-matt as well,” McKeown said.
“In Australia there·s not much tradition around anything here so it gives me a hunger to carve oot something.to do something new for Australians as well.”
The urban cellar doors of the Kensington Street warehouse were thrown open to the public last week after five years of hard slog receiving its first customers not just for tastings and distillery tours but for the Five Senses takeaway coffee being sold out the servery window.
Gigs,art instalations and educational workshops will follow on the warehouse’s calendar.
Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi will officially open Whipper Snapper on September 9. which will see the launch of several signature whiskey cocktails.