Tas Whisky Week is back

Quamby Estate will play host to the Northern Distillers Dinner. Picture: Supplied
Quamby Estate will play host to the Northern Distillers Dinner. Picture: Supplied

After a successful first year Tas Whisky Week returns this August 4 – 13, the focus of this years event will be on highlighting the statewide nature of the industry.

The celebratory week will again be hosted by the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association (TWPA) and will see distillery open days, tasting master classes, whisky and local brewery boilermaker evenings, hands on whisky making experiences, dinners and helicopter tours run over nine days throughout Tasmania.

“It’s the tightknit nature of the local distilling community that really makes Tasmanian whisky so special,” said Robbie Gilligan, TWPA President.

“It has always been a feature of the industry— right from the early days.”

To showcase new up-and-coming whisky producing talent the TWPA is hosting a Northern Distillers Dinner at historic Quamby Estate on August 4.

The dinner will feature the emerging talent of the Tasmanian whisky industry.

Younger, lesser known distilleries will have the chance to tell the stories of how they got to where they are and where they see themselves and the broader industry going.

After arriving at historic Quamby Estate guests will be treated to a three-course dinner, expertly matched with Tasmanian wines by the half glass.

Between courses, expect distillery progress reports, first release sneak peeks, tasting of new make and maturing spirits, good times and stories aplenty — this is a behind the scenes industry event no kind of whisky enthusiast will want to miss.

With more than twenty events, Tas Whisky Week is a celebration not to be missed by any kind of whisky enthusiast.

This year’s festivities will not be confined to distilleries and instead will branch out to bars and restaurants.

Henry’s Bar and Restaurant, Launceston will be hosting a special tasting evening on August 9.

Whisky enthusiasts can enjoy six whiskies from around Tasmania, including pre-release tastings 

Historic Quamby Estate, will play host to the Northern Distillers Dinner. Enjoy a dram of the finest Tasmanian whiskies. of two Launceston Distillery single malts, all complimented with matching canapes created by the team at Henry’s.

Beforehand, guests can also take a free behind the scenes distillery tour on Sunday 6th August. Tour times are 10am, 11.30 am, 1pm and 2.30 pm.

The Distillery team will walk you through the distilling process, from malted barley to oaks casks.

And just outside the city boundaries, Rosevears Restaurant will host, Hellyers Road Distillery on August 9.

The evening will be hosted by Master Distiller Mark Littler, who will present a range of single malts and a whisky cream liqueur at this special dinner event to mark Tasmanian Whisky Week.

Each dish prepared by the chefs at the Rosevears Hotel will be accompanied by a matching single malt with interpretation provided by Mark Littler.

All events are ticketed, with limited spaces available.

Please see: taswhiskyweek.com for more information