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Whisky made the right way

We are passionate about creating whiskies that honour the best traditions of single malt whisky, but also capture the essence of northern Tasmania.

Our Whisky Range uses different oak casks during maturation which bring the flavours of the oak and of the previous cask contents.

Our range of bottled whisky is presented below. We also offer Private 20 L Casks which we will mature and bottle for you. Full details are available here.

Range
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Bourbon Cask Matured - Cask Strength

Batch H17-35, two 100ltr American Oak casks. Both exhibited the classic award winning traits of the past Launceston Distillery Bourbon Cask releases of yesteryear. Both over 5 years in age and now married together to make this stunning release.

A rich and engaging whisky with a fragrant nose of toasted pineapple and vanilla following through with caramelised brown sugar and banana on the pallet. An amazing dram that shows the style of the distillery magnificently.

Double distilled and is non-chill filtered to retain depth of character. A depth of flavour that can only be achieved when using stock that has age behind it and even though this is over 5 years in age it is still our standard cask strength price.

Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, Ex Bourbon
  • ABV62.5%
  • Release14th July, 2022, 232 bottles
  • Price$210
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The Winter Solstice Special Release

A once off experiment, a 20 litre peated cask made with 100% Flinders Island Peat. never to be repeated again and bottled at 49.8%. All local ingredients making a 100% Tasmanian peated whisky.

Peated Cask
  • CaskBourbon cask
  • ABV49.8%
  • Release21 June, 2022, 36 bottles
  • Price$190
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Apera Cask Matured

Batch H17-34, this elegant whisky was matured in 2 ex-South Australian Apera casks (Cask 006 and 007) that were previously used to age apera fortified wine (Australian style sherry) for a minimum of 5 years and 10 months. These 2 casks were bought together and allowed to marry for 2 months before being bottled at 46%, our standard ABV strength.

This full flavoured whisky was double distilled and is non-chill filtered to retain depth of character.

Apera Cask Matured (H17-34)
Apera
  • CaskAmerican Oak, Ex Apera
  • ABV46%
  • Release29 May, 2022, 440 bottles
  • Price$156
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Tawny Cask Matured

Batch H17-33, Tasmanian single malt. This rich, robust whisky was a vatting of casks which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port). A mix of casks finished for an additional 3 months in a rich ex Port cask to bring a beautiful depth of flavour.

Tawny
  • CaskFrench Oak Ex Tawny
  • ABV46%
  • ReleaseApril 29, 2022, 400 bottles
  • Price$156
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Launceston Distillery Single Cask #005 Tawny Cask Matured Cask Strength

Batch H17-32. A special bottling from deep within the vaults, cask number #005, a Single Cask Tawny matured bottling.

This is our second 100 litre single cask batch and was the fifth 100 litre cask ever filled at Launceston Distillery.

Filled in June 2016 this guaranteed 5 year old is as rich as it sounds with a nose of dried fruit and toffee. The palate follows up with flavours of tawny port and dark chocolate with a pleasant lingering and long lasting finish.

1 X 500ml bottle.

Tawny
  • CaskAmerican oak, Ex Tawny
  • ABV61%
  • Release21 April, 2022, 157 bottles
  • Price$210
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Peated Single Malt

Batch H17-31. This smoky whisky was distilled using a mix of Tasmanian malt barley and richly peated Scottish malt that had been aged in a mix of Bourbon and Tawny casks.

Peated
  • CaskBourbon & Tawny
  • ABV46%
  • Release16 Feb, 2022, 410 bottles
  • Price$156
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Bourbon Cask Matured - Cask Strength

Batch H17-30, two 100ltr American Oak casks. Cask C-017 and C-020. Both exhibited the classic award winning traits of the past Launceston Distillery Bourbon Cask releases of yesteryear. Both over 5 years in age and now married together to make this stunning release.

A rich and engaging whisky with a fragrant nose of toasted pineapple and vanilla following through with caramelised brown sugar and banana on the pallet. An amazing dram that shows the style of the distillery magnificently.

Double distilled and is non-chill filtered to retain depth of character. A depth of flavour that can only be achieved when using stock that has age behind it and even though this is over 5 years in age it is still our standard cask strength price.

 

 

Cask Strength – Bourbon Cask Matured (H17-30)
Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, Ex Bourbon
  • ABV62%, 500ml
  • Release21 Jan, 2022, 243 bottles
  • Price$210
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Tawny Cask Matured

Batch H17-29, Tasmanian single malt. This rich, robust whisky was matured in two French oak casks which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port). the two casks both contained whisky that was over 5 years of age exhibiting amazing depth of flavour that you can only achieve with full life maturation.

Tawny Cask Matured (H17-29)
Tawny
  • CaskFrench Oak, Ex Tawny
  • ABV46%
  • Release18 Jan 2022, 410 Bottles
  • Price$156
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Bourbon Cask Matured

Batch H17-28, matured in a small and medium American oak bourbon casks.

Bourbon Cask Matured (H17-28)
Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, Ex Bourbon
  • ABV46%, 5OOml
  • Release17 Jan 2022, 530 Bottles
  • Price$156
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Muscat Cask Finish Special Release

Batch H17-25. This single malt was aged for 2 years in small Apera casks, then finished in a Holm Oak muscat cask for another 14 months before going into bottle.

A small allocation of 50 bottles was released for Tasmanian Whisky Week 2021 to gauge public opinion. Having sold out in an hour we were convinced we had to release the rest of the cask.

An amazing single malt that is our first whisky released at 55%. This ABV was chosen as it still allowed the apera notes to come through while letting the rose water, Turkish delight and apricots to come through form the muscat.

A true triumph in cask finishing that we could not be more proud of.

367 bottles.

Muscat Cask Finish (H17-25)
Muscat
  • CaskFrench Oak, Ex Apera/Muscat
  • ABV55%, 500ml
  • Release18th Oct 2021, 367 bottles
  • Price$186
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Bourbon Cask Matured - Cask Strength

Batch H17-27, A small portion of American Oak casks have been vatted and allowed to “marry” together before bottling.

A rich and engaging whisky with a fragrant nose of toasted pineapple and vanilla following through with caramelised brown sugar and banana on the pallet. An amazing dram that shows the style of the distillery magnificently. Double distilled and is non-chill filtered to retain depth of character.

Cask Strength – Bourbon Cask Matured (H17-27)
Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, Ex Bourbon
  • ABV62.3%, 500mL
  • Release17 Sep 2021, 250 bottles
  • Price$210
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Launceston Distillery Single Cask #003 Tawny Cask Matured

Batch H17-26. A special bottling from deep within the vaults, cask number #003, a Single Cask Tawny matured bottling.

This is our first 100 litre single cask batch (cask 1 and 2 were privately owned) and was the third 100 litre cask ever filled at Launceston Distillery.

Filled 19/06/2016 this guaranteed 5 year old is as rich as it sounds with a nose of dried fruit and toffee. The palate follows up with flavours of tawny port and dark chocolate with a pleasant lingering and long lasting finish.

1 X 500ml bottle.

Single Cask #003 Cask Strength, 5 yr Old- Tawny Cask Matured (H17-26)
Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican oak, Ex Tawny
  • ABV62.4%, 500mL
  • Release21 Aug 2021, 167 bottles
  • Price$210
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Tasmanian Whisky Week 2021 Release

This single malt was aged for 2 years in small Apera casks, then finished in a Holm Oak muscat cask for another 14 months before going into bottle.

This pack includes 1 x 500ml single malt whisky and 1 x 375ml muscat.

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Muscat
  • CaskFrench Oak, Ex Apera/Muscat
  • ABV55%, 500 mL
  • Release09 Aug 2021, 50 Bottles
  • Price$196
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Tawny Cask Matured

Batch H17-24, Tasmanian single malt. This rich, robust whisky was matured in small French oak casks which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port).

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Tawny
  • CaskFrench Oak, Ex Tawny
  • ABV46%, 500 mL
  • Release02 Aug 2021, 647 Bottles
  • Price$156
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Apera Cask Matured

Batch 17-21, Tasmanian single malt. Matured in small French oak casks which previously held apera fortified wine (Australian-style sherry).

 

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Apera
  • CaskFrench Oak, ex Apera
  • ABV46%, 500 mL
  • Release07 July 2021, 397 bottles
  • Price$156
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Bourbon Cask Matured

Batch H17-22, matured in a small American oak bourbon casks.

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Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, ex bourbon
  • ABV46%, 500 mL
  • Release23 July 2021, 483 Bottles
  • Price$156
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Peated Single Malt

Batch H17-23. This smoky whisky was distilled using a mix of Tasmanian malt barley and richly peated Scottish malt.

 

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Peated
  • CaskBourbon & Tawny
  • ABV46%, 500 mL
  • Release15 Aug 2021, 600 Bottles
  • Price$156
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Bourbon Cask Matured - Cask Strength

Batch H17-18, Tasmanian single malt, matured in small American oak bourbon casks.

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Bourbon
  • CaskAmerican Oak, ex bourbon
  • ABV61%, 500 mL
  • Release04 Dec 2020, 242 Bottles
  • Price$210
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Tawny Cask Matured - Cask Strength

Batch H17-20 Tasmanian single malt, matured in small french oak tawny casks.

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Tawny
  • CaskFrench Oak, Ex Tawny
  • ABV63.5%, 500 mL
  • Release12 February 2021, 204 Bottles
  • Price$210
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Single Malt Whisky 3 x 100mL Bottles

A 100 mL bottle each of our Bourbon cask matured, Tawny Cask matured and our Peated single malt whiskies.

 

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  • CaskPeated, Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Tawny
  • ABV46%, 3 x 100 mL
  • Release2020
  • Price$100

Wholesale

Wholesale customers in Tasmania, to access our whisky range, please email info@launcestondistillery.com.au or call 03 6391 9140

Wholesale customers elsewhere in Australia, please contact Alba Whisky

Our Previous Releases

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- 2018 Releases

These single malt whisky were matured in small casks. After maturation, a number of them were vatted together after about 2 ½ years, then allowed to “marry” together for a further 2 months before bottling.

Batch H17-01, Apera cask matured, “The First Release” Limited Edition

This whisky was matured in small French oak casks which previously held apera fortified wine (Australian-style sherry). It was a celebration of the first casks ever filled at Launceston Distillery. 530 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume, released in July 2018.

Batch H17-02, Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in a small French oak casks of South Australian origin which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port). 590 bottles,  46% alcohol by volume, released in July 2018.

Batch H17-03, Apera cask matured

This whisky was matured in small French oak casks which previously held apera fortified wine (Australian-style sherry). 430 Bottles at 46% alcohol by volume were released in October 2018. Additionally, 30 bottles at Cask Strength (64% alcohol by volume) were released as a Limited Edition.

Batch H17-04,  Bourbon cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small American oak casks. 335 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in November 2018.

Batch H17-05, Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in a small French oak casks which previously held tawny fortified wine (Australian-style port). 668 bottles,  46% alcohol by volume, released in December 2018. 2019 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Silver Medal winner.

Batch H17-06, Apera cask matured

This whisky was matured in small French oak casks which previously held apera fortified wine (Australian-style sherry). 512 Bottles at 46% alcohol by volume were released in December 2018. 2019 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Silver Medal winner.

 

next - - 2020 RELEASES
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- 2020 RELEASES

Batch H17-15,  Apera cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 234 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in May 2020.

Batch H17-16,  Peated Single Malt

Our first release using 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 and a half years. During the vatting process, some unpeated whisky which was matured in French Oak tawny casks was included. 650 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in May 2020.

Batch H17-17,  Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 273 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in August 2020.

Batch H17-18,  Bourbon cask matured, Cask Strength

This whisky was matured  in small American oak casks. 242 Bottles, 61% alcohol by volume were released in December 2020.

Batch H17-19,  Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 702 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in December 2020.

2020 Whisky Week Limited Edition

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 (2016-06) with new make spirit that was distilled that day. The cask was matured for 2 and a half years, then  diluted to 46% ABV.

This limited edition of 40 bottles were released  to celebrate the 2020 Tasmanian Whisky Week in August 2020.

 

 

next - - 2021 RELEASES
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- 2021 RELEASES

Batch H17-20,  Tawny cask matured, Cask Strength

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 204 Bottles, 63.5% alcohol by volume were released in February 2021.

Batch H17-21,  Apera cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 397 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in July 2021.

Batch H17-22,  Bourbon cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small American oak casks. 483 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in July 2021.

Special Release for TWW21

This single malt was aged for 2 years in small Apera casks, then finished in a Holm Oak muscat cask for another 14 months before going into bottle.

This pack included 1 x 500ml single malt whisky and 1 x 375ml muscat.

50 Bottles, 55% alcohol by volume were released in August 2021.

 

Batch H17-23,  Peated Single Malt

Made using Scottish peated barley and unseated Tasmanian 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 and a half years. During the vatting process, some unpeated whisky which was matured in French Oak tawny casks was included. 600 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in August 2021.

Batch H17-24,  Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 647 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in August 2021.

Batch H17-20,  Tawny cask matured, Cask Strength

This whisky was matured  in small European oak casks. 204 Bottles, 63.5% alcohol by volume were released in February 2021.

Batch H17-26,  Tawny cask matured, Single Cask

This whisky was matured  in one 100 ltr tawny cask. 167 Bottles, 62.4% alcohol by volume were released in September 2021.

Batch H17-27,  Bourbon cask matured, Cask Strength

This whisky was matured  in small American oak casks. 250 Bottles, 62.3% alcohol by volume were released in September 2021.

next - - 2022 RELEASES
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- 2022 RELEASES

Batch H17-34, Apera cask Matured.

2 exceptional 100 ltr casks married together that were over 5 years and 10 months of age. 440 bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in May 2022.

Batch H17-33, Tawny cask Matured.

This whisky was matured  in small and medium European oak casks. 400 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in April 2022.

Batch H17-32, Tawny Cask Strength Single Cask

A single tawny cask (#005) and bottled at a natural cask strength of 61%. 157 bottles in April 2022.

 

Batch H17-31,  Peated cask

This whisky was matured  in Bourbon & Peated casks. 410 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in February 2022.

Batch H17-30,  Bourbon cask matured, Cask Strength

This whisky was matured  in 100ltr American oak casks. 243 Bottles, 62% alcohol by volume were released in January 2022.

Batch H17-28,  Bourbon cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small and medium American oak casks. 530 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in Jan 2022.

Batch H17-29,  Tawny cask matured

This whisky was matured  in small and medium European oak casks. 410 Bottles, 46% alcohol by volume were released in August 2021.