This mystical land, encased by an ocean. Sculpted by the elements. Isolation creating purity of earth, water and sky. Captured, nurtured and cherished by hand. Given life over time, revealing a precious reminder of a sacred place. A relic of spirit and of sea.
Spring Bay on Tasmania’s pristine east coast is situated on latitude minus 42.5 degrees south.
Spring Bay’s cool temperate coastal environment produces some of Australia’s finest seafood and cool climate wines.
Spring Bay is also a perfect place to mature whisky, and for that whisky to take on the briny characteristics of its home.
The influence of Spring Bay’s ‘terroir’ occurs mainly through the water used in the distillery.
The location of the distillery is less than 500 metres from Spring Bay. Most afternoons sea mist drifts up the valley and falls on the roof of the distillery. This sea salt is then washed by the rain into stainless steel rainwater tanks. The water then makes its way through a charcoal filtration system that removes any contaminants except this small amount of sea salt. This sea salt influenced rainwater is beautifully soft and sweet. The water that emerges is used for cutting back the spirit to its desired bottling strength.
This is what makes Spring Bay single malt uniquely Tasmanian.
Spring Bay Single Malt Whisky is patiently maturing with an expected first release mid-2017. Contact the distillery for more information.