There is no better way to warm up your winter than with a dram of some of Tassie's finest, globally award-winning, whiskies.
Tasmanian Whisky Week returns this August 12 - 18, 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 and Spirits Association will see distillery open days, guided bus tours, meet the maker events, a boat cruise on the Derwent River, a movie launch, an auction of rare and limited whiskies, as well more than 20 individual events.
One of the big program highlights is undoubtedly the Tasmanian Spirits Showcase, which brings together more than 20 Tasmanian craft distilleries for tastings, food, entertainment and education.
Another event not to miss is the Northern Bus Tour. The specially designed day tour will allow guests to explore the whisky region surrounding Launceston.
Guests will visit three distilleries including; Launceston Distillery, Corra Linn Distillery and Adam's Distillery, finishing at the Grumpy Piper specialist whisky and spirits bar where Fanny's Bay Distillery will run a guided tasting.
Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association President Robbie Gilligan said it was an exciting time for Whisky in Tasmania.
"Although the week focuses on Tasmanian Whisky, it also offers guests a whole lot more. It celebrates Tasmania's fine foods, culinary culture, collaborative spirit and heritage," he said.
Whisky Week organiser and executive officer of the Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association Emma Alessandrini says that the success of Tasmania's distilleries in 2019 has been unprecedented with over 20 prestigious national and international medals awarded to a variety of gin, vodka, liqueur and whisky distillers from all over the state.
"Tasmanian Whisky Week 2019 gives Tasmanian and interstate visitors a unique opportunity to taste, sample and enjoy spirits from over 25 different Tasmanian distilleries including vodka, gin, liqueurs, whisky and even rum! We will have more distilleries on offer than ever before," she said.
New distilleries participating in this year's Tasmanian Whisky Week include:
- Turner Stillhouse located in the Tamar Valley
- Iron House Distillery pouring their newly released single malt whisky
- Summerleas Distillery located in Huntingfield,
- Hartshorn Distillery with their unique sheep's whey gin and vodka
Event details and ticket information can be found at taswhiskyweek.com.
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