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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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.



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.



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.

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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.

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