Part scientific mastermind, part agricultural genius, part superb whisky-maker; there’s nobody in Tasmanian whisky like Peter Bignell. Maker of Australia’s only straight rye whisky, Peter runs his distillery on reused oil from his local takeaway shop.
There’d hardly even be a Tasmanian whisky industry without Bill Lark. After deciding he wanted to open a distillery, he overturned a 19th century law and legalised whisky-making in Tasmania. Not bad for a bloke who just wanted to indulge his love for single malt.
Mark was a schoolteacher when his friend Bill Lark “popped the question” and asked Mark to join him at Lark Distillery. As the guide for Lark’s whisky tours, you won’t find a better storyteller in all of Tasmanian whisky.
With her dad, Casey, distilling whisky in the garage, it was probably inevitable Jane would also develop a love for the spirit. She’s championing the brilliance of Tasmanian whisky to a new generation, showing that a good single malt is something everyone can appreciate.
After retiring, Casey decided to indulge into his passion: making whisky. But what started as a late-life dalliance has turned into one of Tasmania’s most acclaimed whiskies. So much for a peaceful retirement.