This Saturday (10 August) Harvest will be showcasing Tasmanian Whisky producers as part of the 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week. Come and visit the Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association Harvest stall. Showcased will be products from Adams Distillery, Corra Linn Distillery, Fannys Bay Distillery, Iron House Distillery, Launceston Distillery, Tas Whisky Selectors and Turners Stillhouse.
As the Tasmanian Whisky industry continues to grow so do the number of Tasmanian Whisky Week events. Tasmanian Whisky Week is now in it’s forth year and runs from Monday 12 – Sunday 18 August. This year 22 industry events will be held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.
Northern Tasmania now makes up nearly 40 per cent of all the distilleries across the state. Aside from Harvest, other Tasmanian Whisky Week events in the North that might be of interest include Northern Nights dinner on Tuesday (13 August). This event will see seven distillers teaming up with Cataract On Paterson. The dinner presents an opportunity to meet the people behind Northern Tasmania’s whisky distilleries. Guests can enjoy a dram from Adams Distillery, Corra Linn Distillery, Fannys Bay Distillery, Hellyers Road Distillery, Turner Stillhouse, Iron House and Launceston Distillery. Another event is a bus tour on Monday (12 August) visiting three distilleries, a cooperage and specialty whisky bar.
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. For more information on other events and to purchase tickets for events visit the website – https://taswhiskyweek.com/
The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association was formed in May 2007. It was Lark Distillery founder Bill Lark who in 1992 resurrected the Tasmanian distillery industry after it had been dormant since the early 1800s. In early 2007 Patrick Maguire of Tasmania Distillery and Bill Lark recognised the need for an industry body to support and promote the strength of the now recognised Tasmanian whisky brand.