This smooth, smoky whisky was distilled using a mix of Tasmanian malt barley and richly peated Scottish malt. Golden in colour, this beautifully crafted whisky displays delicate honeycomb, menthol eucalypt, beeswax, nectarine, citrus in the aromatics. The complex palate is silky and smooth showing marzipan, stonefruit, bush honey with gentle waves of peat; additional elements of toasted muesli, spices and buttered toast fill the long lingering finish.
Launceston’s first whisky distillery, the Caledonian Distillery, was established in 1824 and became one of the Colony’s foremost distilleries. In 1839, the Distillation Prohibition Act was enacted – outlawing the distilling of spirits across the island. Since 1992 when the law was changed to allow for the first modern day distillery, Hobart has been home to a growing number of producers. Launceston Distillery is the first traditional whisky producer in Launceston to gain a production licence since the Caledonian closed nearly 180 years ago.