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Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2020

This years awards were held in late 2020. We submitted our three regular 46% whiskies, bourbon cask matured, apera cask matured and tawny cask matured into the unpeated whisky category. Each of the three achieved a Silver Award, which is categorised as being an “excellent” whisky. (View the results here) There was only one Gold […]

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2021

This year our whiskies again achieved high praise from Jim Murray: Batch H17-11, Apera 46%: 89.5 pts out of 100, (Very good to excellent), “Quite a statement whisky!” Batch H17-12: Tawny 63%: 94 pts out of 100, (Superstar), “A fruity but beautifully measured delight” Batch H17-13, Tawny 46%: 88.5 pts out of 100, (Very good […]

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Tasmanian Whisky Week 2020 Release

During Whisky Week 2017, we teamed up with the Tasmanian Whisky Academy and hosted “Secrets of the Art”, in Hangar 17. Over the day, the participants learnt  how we established the Distillery and were shown how our whisky is made. This included filling a small Tawny cask with new make spirit that was distilled that […]

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Our First Peated Release

Our first release using peated malted barley has been bottled and is now available. Using Scottish peated barley, which was brewed, fermented and distilled at Hangar 17, the distilled new make spirit was matured in small American Oak bourbon casks for 2 ½ years. During the vatting process, some whisky which was matured in French […]

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Mawson’s Antarctic Whisky

We are very proud to be supporting the Mawson’s Hut Foundation with their projects to conserve the huts erected by Sir Douglas Mawson at cape Denison in Antarctica. Australia’s greatest Polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson led the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).They built and used what are now known as Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison […]

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The Whisky Club Release

We are pleased to have created a special release exclusively for The Whisky Club. This whisky was originally matured in small 20 L apera casks, then they were decanted and married together before being aged for a further period in Muscat casks from the Holm Oak Vineyard. The whisky was then bottled at cask strength […]

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The Tasmanian Collection – Whisky Week Blend

The Tasmanian Collection The Second Release of “The Tasmanian Collection” is now available. Matured whisky from fourteen distilleries, including Sulivans Cove, Lark, Overeem, McHenry, Old Kempton, Corra Linn, Nant, Spring Bay, Adams, Hobart Whisky, Hellyers Road, Iron House, Killara, and also from us at Launceston Distillery, was blended together to produce 236 bottles at 52.5% ABV, […]

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ADSA Silver Medals

At the 2019 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards in March, both our single malt whisky matured in apera casks (batch H17-05 ) and in tawny casks (H17-06) received silver awards.

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RSPCA Tasmania Limited Edition Bottle

In 2016 we filled a small tawny cask to support the work of RSPCA Tasmania in helping animals in need. The cask has now matured and 48 bottles of the limited edition at 46% alcohol were produced (500 mL each). These bottles are now available at our shop or at the Distillery for $250 each, […]

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Launch of Launceston Distillery

Launceston Distillery has taken flight with the official launch of the first traditional whisky produced in the region since distillation was outlawed more than 170 years ago. Two batches of whisky were launched on Sunday 22 July at the home of Launceston Distillery – Hangar 17 at Launceston Airport. Supporters who pre-purchased barrels when the […]

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