round coat of arms web whiteAt Launceston Distillery, our mission is to produce high quality, hand crafted single malt whisky from local Tasmanian ingredients. Our aim is to enhance the reputation of the Tasmanian Whisky Industry worldwide.

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Tasmanian Collection

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, coopered and donated by Adam Bone of Tasmanian Cask Company.  A filled cask was then sent back to each distillery for maturation on site. The Tasmania 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.

The blending of the new make spirit occurred prior to Launceston Distillery having new make spirit available. The distilleries mentioned above generously donated additional spirit to allow us to fill a sherry cask which has been maturing in the Hangar 17 bond store. The cask will be bottled in early 2018.

In August 2016, a limited number of pre-sale bottles were released and were all quickly sold. The remaining bottles will be available for purchase when the cask is bottled.

 

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Pre-Sale Casks

Own your very own limited edition cask of whisky
In 2015 we gave whisky lovers the opportunity to purchase their very own small 20 L cask of whisky from Launceston Distillery. The owners of these casks are now waiting patiently for their casks to mature and the whisky bottled. We had such a fantastic response to our offer and positive comments from our 2015 cask owners that in late 2016 we will again be filling a limited number of small 20 L port or sherry casks.  

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Our Story

Chris Condon, the driving force behind Launceston Distillery, is a Launceston born whisky enthusiast. Recognising a gap in the Tasmanian Whisky Trail, Chris returned to Launceston in 2011 after 3.5 years as the Head Distiller at a prominent distillery located at Bothwell in southern Tasmania, to establish the first Whisky Distillery in Launceston in 175 years. His aim was simple; gather together a group of visionary like-minded people, passionate about whisky and all that Tasmania has to offer. The result, Launceston Distillery.

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The Launceston Distillery Team.

Hangar 17 is the oldest surviving aviation building in Tasmania and is representative of the early twentieth century civil aviation hangars constructed in Australia, and has played a key role in the development of aviation in Tasmania and Australia.

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History of Distilling in Launceston

Prior to the establishment of Launceston Distillery in 2014, Launceston’s whisky history consisted of only one distillery, Caledonian Distillery which operated between 1824 and 1838.

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