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Bright future steeped in history

The Grange’s story goes back nearly 200 years. Famous characters, hard work and Aussie ingenuity are built into its walls, work sheds and historic graveyard. It’s one of the few privately owned colonial homes listed by the NSW Office of State Heritage.

 

It’s about to be home of the best whisky in Australia too, the world even. We bet the Jones Family Farm on it.

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Working Farm

The Grange has been with the Jones family since 1972. As well as Australia’s finest spirits, we run a working sheep farm of
400 acres alongside the
Fish River.

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World-Class Spirits

We’re putting Bathurst on
the world map, by making
The Grange into an international destination for great
Whisky & Gin.

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Famous characters

The Grange has hosted famous characters such as Charles Darwin and Brett Whiteley. 
Rich in history, the area was named 'Bathurst' by New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who ended the 1808 Rum Rebellion.

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The Grange

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Home, Farm, & Distillery

The Grange (est. 1823) sits on the lush Macquarie Plains, amongst clear country air and fresh mountain water from the majestic Blue Mountains.

 

The historic estate has been visited by many famous characters over the years, including Charles Darwin and artist Brett Whiteley.

Family Owned & Operated Distillery

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Toby

Toby has been working the family farm with his father Ted since a teenager. Toby studied at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, NSW. He has a long history with The Grange property and farmstead. Now, with his family, he is pursuing his dream to create premium spirits using ingredients grown on the farm. 

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Nick

Inspired by the Whisky distilleries in Tasmania, Nick Jones, together with his family, could see the potential to produce Whisky in the cool climate region of Bathurst.

It also looked like a lot of fun.

Nick is passionate about paddock to bottle sustainably produced spirits. He and his partner Alice love to collaborate with other local producers around the region. 

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Sue

Sue moved to Bathurst with baby Nick during Toby's university years. Life on the farm has always been filled with joy. Years later, she is the heart of the distillery operation. Making sure people get the best experience when buying our products or visiting The Grange. Sue loves telling our story at the markets carries the spirit of our family distillery with her wherever she goes.

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Alice

Alice is the creative genius of the bunch. Her work in film and advertising lent itself to the exciting spirits trade where she pushes the boundaries of digital media. Grounded by a  passion for the country and sustainable practices, she enjoys crafting meaningful content to tell our story. When people relate to her content, she walks with an extra spring in her step, like the newborn lambs jumping and playing in the field.