Our Story

Inspired by the divine music that shares its name The Gospel was founded on the belief in bringing a distinct Australian approach to a traditional American whiskey to the world.

Discover The Gospel

We use proven techniques of the world’s most famous distilleries, coupled with Melbourne’s dynamic climate to create rye whiskey with passion, integrity and belief.

Truth and authenticity is woven into everything we say and do, and we are driven by our passion to shine a light on the unknown and uncover the true spirit of rye.

Thank you for following us into the light.

Discover The Gospel

We use proven techniques of the world’s most famous distilleries, coupled with Melbourne’s dynamic climate to create rye whiskey with passion, integrity and belief.

Truth and authenticity is woven into everything we say and do, and we are driven by our passion to shine a light on the unknown and uncover the true spirit of rye.

Thank you for following us into the light.

LOCALLY MADE

The Gospel is distilled and bottled by fanatics in Brunswick, Melbourne, all of whom have a fierce love for deliciously unpretentious rye whiskey. Our small, dedicated team produce everything by hand under the guidance of Master Distiller, Ian Thorn.

Ian is the boss of all things booze – he is the first and only distiller to hold the esteemed ‘Master Distiller’ accreditation in Australia.

Learn more about his story here.

LOCALLY MADE

The Gospel is distilled and bottled by fanatics in Brunswick, Melbourne, all of whom have a fierce love for deliciously unpretentious rye whiskey. Our small, dedicated team produce everything by hand under the guidance of Master Distiller, Ian Thorn.

Ian is the boss of all things booze – he is the first and only distiller to hold the esteemed ‘Master Distiller’ accreditation in Australia.

Learn more about his story here.

Unwavering dedication to rye

We are Australia’s only dedicated rye whiskey distillery.

The Gospel is crafted and distilled from 100% Australian unmalted rye, which has been cultivated and nurtured by a single farmer in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia.

Specifically chosen for its harsh climate, the rye from this area is small and dense – renowned for its distinct, extraordinary flavour and is unmatched by rye from other areas.

Rye whiskey may be the hardest of all whiskeys to distil, but our obsession and dedication makes a damn good drink.

Unwavering dedication to rye

We are Australia’s only dedicated rye whiskey distillery.

The Gospel is crafted and distilled from 100% Australian unmalted rye, which has been cultivated and nurtured by a single farmer in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia.

Specifically chosen for its harsh climate, the rye from this area is small and dense – renowned for its distinct, extraordinary flavour and is unmatched by rye from other areas.

Rye whiskey may be the hardest of all whiskeys to distil, but our obsession and dedication makes a damn good drink.

Australian for Whiskey

The Gospel embodies the characteristics of traditional American rye whiskey with a flavour nuance that is distinctly Australian.

Our unmalted rye grain imparts deep, spicy flavours of vanilla, cinnamon and dried fruit, with developing notes of pepper, grass and grain.

We may taste different to the whisk(e)y you're used to drinking but you will discover a quality, premium, Australian whiskey that perfectly balances sweet and savour - as good neat as it is in whiskey-forward cocktails.

Australian for Whiskey

The Gospel embodies the characteristics of traditional American rye whiskey with a flavour nuance that is distinctly Australian.

Our unmalted rye grain imparts deep, spicy flavours of vanilla, cinnamon and dried fruit, with developing notes of pepper, grass and grain.

We may taste different to the whisk(e)y you're used to drinking but you will discover a quality, premium, Australian whiskey that perfectly balances sweet and savour - as good neat as it is in whiskey-forward cocktails.

THERE’S MERIT IN A DRINK

At The Gospel, we are not just fanatical about rye. We are also passionate about standing up for what we believe in and supporting our community. We recognise our responsibility to operate in a responsible manner and to be conscious of our social impact and environmental footprint.

As a growing young business, we continue to learn and evolve, finding more sustainable and socially considered ways of doing things.

That’s why we use 100% recyclable packaging, divert our spent waste from landfill and donate 2.5% of net profit to our partner charities.

Learn more about the incredible folk we’ve partnered with here.

THERE’S MERIT IN A DRINK

At The Gospel, we are not just fanatical about rye. We are also passionate about standing up for what we believe in and supporting our community. We recognise our responsibility to operate in a responsible manner and to be conscious of our social impact and environmental footprint.

As a growing young business, we continue to learn and evolve, finding more sustainable and socially considered ways of doing things.

That’s why we use 100% recyclable packaging, divert our spent waste from landfill and donate 2.5% of net profit to our partner charities.

Learn more about the incredible folk we’ve partnered with here.

OUR PEOPLE

Set in the backstreets of Melbourne’s eclectic Brunswick neighbourhood, Ben and Andrew designed and built a distillery big enough to match their dreams, but small enough to remain hands on where it matters.

With the help of family and friends, the distillery was built over an 18-month period. It features a six-metre-high continuous column still, designed and built in-house, as well as a bespoke Copper Pot still.  

The Gospel wider team are an experienced group of booze industry experts, all of whom have a fierce love for deliciously unpretentious rye whiskey.

OUR PEOPLE

Set in the backstreets of Melbourne’s eclectic Brunswick neighbourhood, Ben and Andrew designed and built a distillery big enough to match their dreams, but small enough to remain hands on where it matters.

With the help of family and friends, the distillery was built over an 18-month period. It features a six-metre-high continuous column still, designed and built in-house, as well as a bespoke Copper Pot still.  

The Gospel wider team are an experienced group of booze industry experts, all of whom have a fierce love for deliciously unpretentious rye whiskey.