Jimmy McKeown

Co-Founder & Master Distiller / Director of Operations

Guardian of the Whipper Snapper recipe. Jimmy's creative, hands-on background set him up to be a meticulous technician and master distilling craftsman to ensure quality is maintained in every bottle that leaves our workshop.

2020 Icons of Whisky Australia - Master Distiller / Master Blender of the year.

Alasdair Malloch

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Co-Founder of the Whipper Snapper obsession, Al leads the business and sales operations, and is obsessed with converting all drinkers to whiskey lovers one at a time.

Copper (Swampy)

Senior Distillery Dog

Ryan Wilson

General Manager

Seline Taylor

Cellar Door Manager

Denham Marissen

Senior Distiller

Tess Malland


Alex Yoshida

Senior Cellar Door Hand / Chief Tour Guide

Debbie Drew


James Nelson

Senior Cellar Door Hand / Head Barista

Taylor Jay McElroy

Senior Cellar Door Hand

Jens Wardrop

Senior Cellar Door Hand

Anna Marija Ivcenko

Cellar Door Hand

Harry Stephenson


Phil Malajczuk

Distillery Hand

Lauren Gascoigne

Sales Markets

Chris Green

Sales Markets

The Search

Tommy Cooper

Whiskey Mentor

After founding an award winning Colorado Gold whiskey recipe, Coop has spent 50 years refining his grandfathers recipe to now mentor the next generation. Coop took Jimmy under his wing to help raise Whipper Snapper Distillery during it founding years.

Frank McHardy

Whisky Advisor

Our Single Malt Magician, Frank combines his experience at Springbank & Bushmills over 50 years to guide our single malt recipe and process that is dedicated to maturing in our unique Aussie climate. Another great father figure to ensure the best quality whisky.

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