WHISKY NEWS & EVENTS

The happenings, news, events, the goss, the whisperings, the events too good to miss - here's what's going on in Tasmanian Whisky.

 

Join Lark for a tasting flight

October 5, 2017

Nestled on the Hobart waterfront, the Lark Distillery cellar door and bar is more than just a place to experience our award-winning products.

Join us for a tasting flight and sample our carefully-curated selection of over 150 premium malt whiskies — as well as an excellent selection of Tasmanian beers, wines and spirits — in a warm and relaxing environment.
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Tas Whisky Week!

May 13, 2017

The 2017 Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Friday 4th – Sunday 13th August, with industry events being held across 9 days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.


Throughout the week Tasmanian distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes public tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities to showcase their award-winning products.

Be sure to book early as there are there are limited tickets available to each event — Tas Whisky Week promises to be a feast of memorable Tasmanian whisky events that will stay with you long after the final dram.

Tickets will be on sale as of Monday 22nd May

More information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taswhiskyweek/
Instagram: @tasmanian.whisky.week
Web: taswhiskyweek.com
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Southern Wild – Open for business

February 14, 2017

Devonport nightlife getting a little dull? Looking for a bar with a real connection to its location? Have a thing for ceiling-hung pot plants? Well good news folks: Southern Wild Distillery is open for business.


George Burgess, with support from the Devonport Council, has been very canny in its creation. By day, Southern Wild is a working distillery where visitors can drop by to taste the wares and even organise a tour with the man himself if they enquire beforehand (enquiries@southernwilddistillery.com).https://whiskywaffle.com/2017/02/13/southern-wild-open-for-business/

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Redlands Sunday Sessions

January 25, 2017

Redlands Distillery Sunday Sessions are on from this Sunday (29th January 2017)

Live music, pizza, tastings, tours and cocktails.

Tour of the distillery at 1.30pm.

Pizza & Cocktail only $30!

**Free Entry**

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McHenry has a new still

December 1, 2016

McHenry Distillery on the Tasman Peninsula has unveiled a brand new 1500L wash still


Tripling their whisky output and marking a major mile stone for the distillery.


https://www.facebook.com/120956014719430/photos/a.122579744557057.25671.120956014719430/737464599735232/?type=3&theater

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Spit Brandy?

December 1, 2016

Upcycling wine from spit buckets into brandy? Only at Rootstock.


Hosted by your correspondent, its speakers were French eau-de-vie producer-to-the-stars Laurent Cazottes and Peter Bignell, owner of Tasmania’s innovative Belgrove Distillery.


This year the Sydney artisanal wine festival ramps up its waste-fighting bona fides with a pledge to take the wine from its spit buckets (that is, for the uninitiated, the receptacles into which wine that has been swirled around the mouths of tasters has been spat) and ends of bottles and distil it. Brandy, after all, is simply distilled wine, and distilling is, apart from a way of making alcohol, one of the oldest and most reliable purification processes known to man.


http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/drinks/drinks-news/2016/11/poor-toms-spittoon-brandy-at-rootstock/

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5 Best Malt Whiskies in the World

December 1, 2016

Want to know what’s well worth sampling? Here’s OT Magazines five single malt whiskies to try in 2017…

As the nights draw in what could be more heart-warming than a single malt whisky enjoyed in front of an open fire? Recently, the classic gentleman’s after-dinner drink has been enjoying something of a renaissance, as long-time whisky aficionados – and newbies alike – start to look beyond the most popular brands and distilleries for a new twist on their favourite tipple.

http://oracleoftime.com/the-five-best-malt-whiskies-in-the-world/

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Devonport distillery captures the spirit

November 14, 2016

The establishment of Devonport’s first distillery has been a six-year labour of love for George Burgess. It was the exciting project he worked on in his spare time while he also juggled his day job.


In February, Mr Burgess left his job at Tasmanian Alkaloids to make his dream become a reality.


“Southern Wild Distillery will produce premium gin, whisky and liqueurs created around the pure water, fresh ingredients and passionate growers of Tasmania,” Mr Burgess, a food scientist, said.


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New Distillery Experience at Nonesuch

October 6, 2016

Nonesuch Distillery have launched a new Distillery Experience that will allow

guests to have a day with the distillery crew in the distillery and have a completely hands on day where they make a whisky doing everything from grinding the grain to filing a cask

The experience is not a sanitised “tour”. You will be actively involved in everything that usually takes place in their distillery as they craft a classic whisky or gin.


Click here to visit the page

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Belgrove Distillery nabs inaugural “In the Bottle” award

September 20, 2016

NewsLifeMedia this week announced the winners of the 2016 Delicious Produce Awards, with Tasmanian distiller Peter Bignell of Belgrove Distillery taking home a major award.


Sixteen awards were presented in total, including three new awards, In the Bottle, which celebrates Australia’s artisan drink makers.

“This award celebrates wonderfully drinkable, premium products that are hand-crafted, and made with diligence and care. Distiller Peter Bignell of Belgrove Distillery is one of the world’s few paddock-to-bottle distillers, but that’s only part of his remarkable story,” says Mike Bennie, delicious. magazine contributor.

“Organically grown grains are used in all of Bignell’s spirits, his water harvested from his roof, his still handmade from salvaged copper and he produces his own bio-diesel from spent cooking oil to power his farm. All this might lend authenticity, but the proof is in the bottle. These are spirits, particularly whiskies, which celebrate the ultimate in provenance and process, lo-fi, real, exceptional in quality and character.”

Bignell was exceptionally please to be nominated and then win on the evening, saying of the honour: “I am humbled to be chosen for this inaugural national award called ‘In the Bottle’. Thank you to all of the great people out there who have supported me on my distilling journey.”

Full article here: http://professional.topshelfshow.com.au/2016/09/14/belgrove-distillery-nabs-inaugural-in-the-bottle-award/

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