Terrain

The things that make Tasmania a world-famous tourist destination also make it a superb locale for making whisky.

 

AIR

Not to boast, but Tasmania has the purest in the world. You can chalk this up, in part, to the Roaring Forties. These mighty winds blow any airborne pollution or nastiness away before it can reach Tasmania. Tasmania’s Air Pollution Station, located at Cape Grim and one of only 25 in the world, offers the proof of the state’s pure air. While the average cubic centimeter of air contains 5000 to 500,000 particles, Tasmanian air contains 10 to 600. Which means drinkers of Tasmanian whisky can breathe easy and be sure the product they’re drinking is pure.

CLIMATE

Tasmania has a wide diurnal range – which is the range between the maximum and the minimum daily temperature. This means Tasmania is ideal for ageing and maturing barrels. The state’s climate also comes in handy for growing the grain used to make whisky.  

WATER

You can’t make whisky without water, and Tasmania has some of the cleanest H2O in the world.

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