“Aged in American Oak (ex-bourbon) and distilled using peated grain sourced from Inverness ? Scotland, this single malt was recognised as the nation?s best at the Malt Whisky Society of Australia Awards for Excellence in 2010. True Scotch lovers will be in awe of this delightful Tasmanian crafted drop. 46.2% alc/vol. Presented in a stunning canister.
A whiff of burnt fern smokiness greets the nose with typical hints of citrus, lemon and orange presenting through the haze. The palate is further complimented by a citrus sweetness with overtones of malt presenting. A lingering aftertaste conjures fresh forest regeneration with layers of smoke and pepper omnipresent.”
In 1996 the Australian Dairy Industry was deregulated. Betta Milk Co-operative thenidentified a niche in the domestic market for the production of whisky and vodka products.Hellyer’s Road Distillery, named after a local landmark and explorer of note, was establishedand an all new purpose built operation was established on the Betta Milk site in Burnie,Tasmania. A cursory tour of Hellyer’s Road leaves no question that this is a serious business,employing state of the art equipment and capable of large scale production. The flagshipwhiskies are distilled from Tasmanian grown malted barley using local rainwater, then matured in American white oak barrels.