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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/


Father’s Day at Redlands Distillery

September 1, 2016

Spoil your dad this Father’s Day at Redlands Distillery.

Tours, tastings and a special menu including; whisky chocolate scones, share platters and gourmet sausages.

Take advantage of our Father’s Day package:

1 x Glencairn crystal glass, 1 x 1/2 nip Redlands single malt whisky, 1 x Spikey Bridge peanutbutter and a Redlands cap. $50

Tours at 11am and 1pm

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Chongming Island visits Hellyers Road Distillery

September 1, 2016

Delegates from China’s third largest island, Chongming, visited Hellyers Road Distillery as part a familarisation tour

hosted by Cradle Coast Tourism. The delegates were on a fact-finding mission to see what our State and the North West region has to offer the 600,000 plus inhabitants of Chongming. Visitor Centre manager, Sharon Deane was on hand to show the Chinese entourage through the Southern Hemisphere’s largest single malt whisky distillery. We look forward to welcoming further visits by the people of Chongming. Facebook Article Link

The Tasmanian Collection

September 1, 2016

The Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association (TWPA) is set to release a highly anticipated limited bottling. The Tasmanian Collection is a collaboration of leading Tasmanian distilleries to create an exceptional and unprecedented whisky blended from the participating distilleries’ whiskies.

Going on sale in time for Fathers Day, the Tasmanian Collection has been created by blending new-make spirit from nine Tasmanian distilleries including Sullivans Cove, Lark, Overeem, Belgrove, McHenry, Redlands, Mackey, Iron House and Fanny’s Bay, with each distillery then maturing a twenty-litre cask on site. A rare opportunity for collectors and whisky lovers to own a bottle of history… The Tasmanian Collection is a set of exceptional limited edition single cask whiskies blended from nine Tasmanian distilleries including Sullivans Cove, Lark, Overeem, Belgrove, McHenry, Redlands, Mackey, Iron House and Fanny’s Bay. In 2015 nine members of the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association each donated twenty-litres of new make spirit to be expertly blended at Tasmania Distillery. The resultant spirit was then used to fill eleven purpose built casks. The filled casks were then sent back to each distillery for maturation on site. The Tasmanian Collection is a snapshot in time of the skills of the Tasmanian whisky industry, which perfectly captures the unique terroir and subtleties gained from maturation in distinctly different surroundings. Robbie Gilligan President of the TWPA explains, “This is a collaboration unprecedented on a global scale and shows the strength and cohesion of the Tasmanian whisky industry. All proceeds from this collection will go towards supporting the development of Tasmanian whisky and it’s an honour to work in such a collaborative industry”. Whiskies are available from their respective websites

Sullivans Cove releases new Whisky

September 1, 2016

TD0060 was released today and is the first whisky both distilled and

bottled under the current ownership of Tasmania Distillery http://sullivanscovewhisky.com/product/sullivans-cove-american-oak-cask-td0060/

McHenry Distillery has a new apprentice Distiller

September 1, 2016

Max McHenry to start as Apprentice Distillery at McHenry Distillery


New Whisky coming from McHenry Distillery

September 1, 2016

Much awaited Barrel 3 to be release for Spring.

Aged in 100L American Oak – Maker’s Mark barrels and then finished in 20L Tokay.

Tas Whisky Week

June 20, 2016

Tas Whisky Week has kicked off!!!

Tas Whisky Week

The inaugural Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 31, 2016, with industry events being held across 9 days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.

Tasmanian distilleries are 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 limited tickets available!

For more information head over to their facebook page, or website

and don’t forget to drop by the Tas Whisky Trail facebook page for more events: https://www.facebook.com/taswhiskytrail/



McHenry Whisky Launch!

April 15, 2016

The official launch of the McHenry Whisky has been announced:

McHenry Whisky When: Wednesday 18th May Where: Brooke St Pier. Time: 6.00PM till 8.00PM Tickets $60 includes canapés, wine, beer and Whisky. 40 tickets only. Silent auction for small number of bottles on the night. RSVP to contact@mchenrydistillery.com.au @WMHSDistillery

Bill Lark’s Hall Of Fame Limited Release Whisky

October 25, 2015

The Limited Release Whisky we have all been waiting for is now available on the Lark Distillery website.
In March 2015 Bill Lark was inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame.

The Whisky Hall of Fame is a permanent tribute to those who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky. Known internationally as “the Godfather of Australian Whisky”, Bill Lark was the seventh person outside of Scotland or Ireland to be inducted, and the first distiller in the southern hemisphere to be recognised.

For this particular release, Bill hand-selected a 200 litre Heaven Hill Bourbon cask from Kentucky filled with Lark single malt and chose to finish it in a 90 year old Seppeltsfield Para Port Cask. He decided to bottle this straight from the barrel, unfiltered, at natural cask strength.

With only 220 bottles available, this collector’s edition whisky, like Bill Lark, is one of a kind.



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