Bev and Ian Glen have their roots steeped in the Scottish brewing and distilling industry and they moved to Australia, complete with children and dog, in 2006 with the aim of establishing Bathurst’s first microdistillery.
Ian is a biochemist and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Brewing & Distilling. He utilises premium quality raw materials (with a particular interest in Australian native botanicals) and keeps processing to a minimum, in order to showcase the natural flavours
Stone Pine Distillery is situated on the historic homestead of ‘Merembra’ which dates back to the 1840s and was for a time, in the late 19th century, known as The Barley Mow Hotel. After a 140 year absence, the property is once again host to a liquor licence, a long time between drinks!
The stone pine tree, situated on the front lawn of the property, is thought to be of age with the house and, of course, is the distillery’s namesake.
We utilise solar power and harvested rainwater in the distilling process. Other measures to reduce environmental impact include solar passive building design, insulation, high efficiency still and lighting and recycled packaging materials (where possible)