Distilling knowledge on Tassie’s West Coast

We’re pleased to be heading to Queenstown and Strahan to talk about distilling in Tasmania. Currently on the coast, we have a collection of amazing little villages each, in their own way, providing a draw card for visitors to Tasmania. Could there be a new distillery for Tasmania’s West Coast?

Being in the whisky business, we’re hoping that sometime soon our stunning West Coast will also be home to a distillery. Distillery and brewery visitation to Tasmania has increased dramatically over the last few years with more than 150,000 expressly coming to the island state to sample our industry.

For locales like Strahan, a distillery would be a great addition. Currently, demand for Tasmanian whisky outstrips supply.

The reputation of the Tasmanian industry rests on components such as fresh water, locally grown barley and the right climate to make great whisky. Add to that the skills or our artisan distillers and brewers and you have a pretty compelling story – from the spirit served in our restaurants and bars back to the farmer that planted the grain.

This Friday night (18 August), we’re joining Sullivans Cove Distillery at the Strahan Village Restaurant and Bar, for Science Week, to look at what goes into making Sullivans’ award winning Tassie whisky. (Bookings via Strahan Village)

We’re also hoping that talking about distilling, might inspire the local community to think whether there is any opportunity for the West Coast. The Tasmanian Whisky Academy runs courses and training for people starting out and those in the industry so we know that starting a business like this is no walk in the park. But it might just tickle someone’s fancy.

If you’re around on the coast on Friday, swing by. Distiller Heather from Sullivan’s Cove will be talking about Sulli’s award winning whiskies and the chemistry of the good stuff. For lovers of science it will float your boat.

Snow permitting we’ll be there for a great relaxed chat and whisky tasting. If you can, join us tomorrow night.

Bookings can be made at Strahan Village reception – 03 6471 4200