“Tasmanian single malt whisky. Distilled, matured and bottled on Flinders Island, Bass Strait, using 100% Tasmanian barley and local maritime peat.”
Tasmanian distilled spirits - and in particular single malt whisky - are now considered world class. In a few short years the industry has developed an enviable reputation for producing whiskies that reflect the environment in which they are produced – a kind a whisky “terroir”. After visiting Islay in the southern Hebrides off Scotland, famous for its peaty maritime drams, we realised that Flinders Island also had, in abundance, the elements to create an island-produced whisky that would speak of its maritime environment. It will be a Tasmanian whisky like no other.