Over six generations of craftsmanship in winemaking, blending and aging passed down through bloodlines has allowed Morris of Rutherglen to truly master the creation of extraordinary flavour in our Australian Single Malt Whisky.

At Morris we have been making world renowned fortified wines since 1859, a tradition that still carries on today led by head wine maker David Morris. For many years a spirits still originally used to make fortified wines laid dormant at the heart of our Rutherglen winery. In 2016, we decided to bring her back to life and started to experiment and research with spirit making, using local grain, water and aging the whisky in barrels sourced from the family winery.

Our team

Collectively our team has decades of experience in producing whisky, and perhaps most importantly crafting distinct and unique flavour.

From 2016, when we founded the distillery the team has been led by John McDougall, one of the world’s most renowned whisky makers with experience consulting in all of the traditionally recognised regions of Scotland for over 25 distilleries and brands including;. Balvenie, Laphroaig and Springbank. Darren Peck, is our resident Head Distiller and with 25 years of experience in the alcohol industry, has worked under the tutelage of McDougall for the last five years. The late Dr Jim Swan, described as the ‘Einstein of whisky’ for his technical expertise and has extensive experience working with renowned brands, was a key consultant.

Darren Peck, Head Distiller
John McDougall, Consultant Distiller

David Morris, Chief Winemaker

Anton Remkes, Head Cooper