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


Tas Whisky Week!

July 28, 2019

The 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week will take place from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August, with industry events held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.

Throughout the week distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today. Follow on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/taswhiskyweek/


Scotch the Golden Dram – Movie Launch

June 30, 2019

The night has arrived for the launch of the highly anticipated documentary – Scotch The Golden Dram.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the movie with a dram from one of Tasmania’s original single malt whisky distilleries, Lark Distillery, hosted by the God Father himself Bill Lark. Finish the night with some whisky ice-cream courtesy of Van Diemens Land Creamery.

Book your tickets here!!!


Belgrove picks up Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Australia award

September 9, 2018

Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Australia awarded to Belgrove Distillery

Belgrove Distillery winner of Craft Producer of the year 2019
Highly Commended, Brand Innovator Belgrove Distillery
Highly Commended, Distillery manager Peter Bignell
Belgrove received Highly Commended for Distillery Attraction


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.

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

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/


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**


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.



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.


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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.



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