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.

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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
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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
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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/
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McHenry Distillery has a new apprentice Distiller

September 1, 2016

Max McHenry to start as Apprentice Distillery at McHenry Distillery

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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.
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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/

 

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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
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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.

http://larkdistillery.com/hall-of-fame/

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SULLIVANS COVE RELEASE “MANIFESTO”

September 3, 2015

At $10,000 Tasmania’s leading whisky distillery, Sullivans Cove, has created the most expensive bottle of Tasmanian whisky to date.

Made from extremely rare French oak single malt from the distillery’s top awarded casks including French Oak HH0525 – the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky, French Oak HH0390 – the Best Australian Single Malt 2015 and French Oak HH0509 – 96.5/100 Jim Murray’s Whiksy Bible 2013, the Sullivans Cove Manifesto gives connoisseurs the opportunity to own a piece of whisky history.

Limited to only two bottles, the Sullivans Cove Manifesto decanters were hand made by Tasmanian glass sculptors Anne Clifton and Peter Bowles and each 6kg decanter comes with its own specially blown glass “spirit thief”, a hand moulded “travel” stopper made from rare Tasmanian Huon pine and Portuguese cork and a matching glass stopper for everyday use.

The decanters are housed in hand made Huon pine cases lined with doeskin. Speaking from the distillery in Cambridge, malt master Bert Cason said, “Sullivans Cove and Tasmanian whisky in general have come a very long way and we wanted to create something really special that captures this. Using whisky from our top awarded casks plus some of our finest unreleased casks, we’ve created a malt that stands head and shoulders above the rest and promises the connoisseur the treat of a lifetime, not to mention a slice of whisky history.”

One decanter is available from the distillery cellar door or online at www.sullivanscovewhisky.com, while the other is available from Dan Murphy’s Double Bay.

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TasWhisky Trail on Facebook

June 25, 2015

Did you know that we’re on Facebook? Well we are – see below for the link…

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