With a West Highland terrier as its official mascot, it’s not surprising the Launceston Distillery team loves animals.
In October 2016, the then one-year-old distillery gifted a charity barrel of whisky to RSPCA Tasmania.
Now fully matured, the finished product has been bottled and will be offered for sale as part of Pour for a Paw – a fundraising event hosted by Star Theatre.
Featuring whisky tastings and a screening of the 1943 film Lassie Come Home, RSPCA marketing and fundraising coordinator Melanie Knight said the unique event promised to be a great night.
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“We don’t get to have events like this that often, so a collaboration between the distillery and Star Theatre, it is really special,” she said.
“When Chris first approached us in 2016 with the idea of donating a barrel, we were blown away.
“Ever since we have been working on what we would be able to do with the whisky once it was bottled.
“It has been a real collaboration and we are incredibly grateful for the support.”
Matured in a 20 litre barrel, Launceston Distillery production manager Chris Condon said the single cask whisky was quite unique.
“It is a one-off and we are really happy with how it has turned out,” he said.
“If it was in a bigger barrel, it would have needed much more time to mature, but two-and-a-half years has proven to be the perfect amount of time for this one.
“With Angus as our mascot and our love of animals, the RSPCA seemed like a logical charity for us to assist.”
Pour for a Paw is one of a number of charity events supported by Star Theatre.
Co-owner Ben Davis said it was a great cause.
“This is an ideal event for us because it combines animals, whisky and film – all of our favourite things,” he said.
- A Pour for a Paw will be at Star Theatre on February 21 from 5pm to 7.45pm. Tickets go on sale Monday February 11. For more information visit startheatre.com.au.