Tasmanian Whisky Week: celebrating the island’s liquid goldAugust 09, 2021
A taste of Tasmanian Whisky Week, the annual series of events, tastings and distillery tours celebrating the Tasmanian whisky industry.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottles its first Australian whisky – 147.1 Jacaranda JamJuly 16, 2021
The first Australian whisky bottled by the SMWS, 147.1. Jacaranda Jam, is coming soon. We’ve got all the details here, including a review of the inaugural whisky, and further news on upcoming bottlings.
10 of the best Australian peated whiskiesJuly 14, 2021
If you’re a fan of smoky, peated whiskies, give these a try, as we look at Australia’s top peated whiskies and the origins of the style here.
Dark Mofo review 2021: whiskies of the Winter FeastJune 23, 2021
A taste of the Dark Mofo 2021 whisky releases. But with a cloud hanging over the future of the festival, will these be the last Winter Feast whiskies?
Morris of Rutherglen launches single malt whisky rangeJune 08, 2021
Morris, the renowned Rutherglen fortified wine producer, enters the Australian whisky market with the launch of two single malt whiskies.
Is native wood the next frontier for Australian whisky?May 23, 2021
Native wood whisky? Bush whisky? Distillers are throwing out the rule book and using native woods to bring a taste of Australia to your glass.
Review: Sullivans Cove independent and collaboration bottlingsSeptember 05, 2021
A rare taste of several independent and collaboration bottlings of the vaunted Sullivans Cove.
The latest Muscat, frontignac and shiraz matured Australian maltsAugust 26, 2021
An epic line-up of recent and soon-to-be-released Australian malts matured in ex-Muscat, frontignac, shiraz and port casks.
Whisky review: smoky Australian maltsAugust 07, 2021
Our review of recent smoky Australian whiskies, including the Iniquity Peated Shiraz Solera, Loch Heavily Peated PX Cask, Starward Unexpeated, Timboon Smoky 1881 and Furneaux Smoky Wedding Double Oak.
Whisky review: Morris Whisky’s Signature and Muscat Barrel, and Highwayman Batch SC#01July 07, 2021
Exploring the new Morris Signature and Muscat Barrel single malts, and Dan Woolley’s first Byron Bay-produced single malt. Different methods and scales producing some tasty results.
Whisky review: new visions and directions for Australian whiskyJune 13, 2021
Ev Liong spies future Aussie whisky visions in the 78 Degrees Australian Whiskey, Starward Mesquite Smoked Malt, Bakery Hill Little French Pete, Lark Chinotto Cask, and TIB’s The Blend #1 Malt & Oat.
Whisky review: Bellarine first release, 23rd Street’s first Renmark malt, and new classicsJune 06, 2021
A first look at Bellarine’s ‘Bad Boy Billy’ and batch one of 23rd Street’s Renmark single malt, plus Fleurieu’s The Jabberwocky, Killara’s ex-Laphroaig cask and more peated Black Gate.
Interview: Vanessa Wilton and David Whittaker on the launch of Coastal Stone WhiskyAugust 28, 2021
Following the release of Manly Spirits Co.’s Coastal Stone Whisky brand, we talked to co-founders Vanessa Wilton and David Whittaker about the journey to now.
Interview: Patrick Maguire on Sullivans Cove and the future of Australian whiskyApril 09, 2021
Patrick Maguire, the pivotal figure in the development of Sullivans Cove, talks whisky prices, native grains and how he sees the Australian industry progressing.
Interview: Dave Withers talks single malt and the new top secret distillerySeptember 28, 2020
Interview: Dave Withers from Archie Rose talks single malt, whisky regulations, red gum casks and the new Botany distillery.
Interview: Dave Broom on whisky’s brave new worldMarch 10, 2020
Pub chat with Dave Broom, one of the world’s leading whisky and spirits writers, on China, Scotch, Australian whisky and Scotchwhisky.com.
Interview: Jane Sawford on her whisky journey and the future of OvereemFebruary 19, 2020
Jane Sawford opens up on regaining ownership of Overeem and the future of Tasmanian whisky.
Interview: Peter Bignell, the world’s greenest distillerDecember 06, 2019
Peter Bignell, the founder and sole creative force behind the award-winning Belgrove Distillery, is a complete original, and his distillery can almost certainly lay claim to being the world’s greenest.
Australian Whisky Archive
Warrenheip DistilleryMay 29, 2021
The Warrenheip Distillery (Brind’s Distillery), was Australia’s most renowned 19th century malt whisky distillery. Built in 1863, it hailed the start of a new era of Australian whisky production.
Derwent DistilleryOctober 23, 2020
The original Derwent Distillery, Tasmania’s second legal still, started life as a brewery (sort of) before eventually turning to distilling in 1823.
Victoria DistilleryAugust 07, 2020
Victoria Distillery, built by Thomas Aitken, the founding father of Victoria Bitter, produced triple distilled malt whisky in the late 1800s.
Corio DistilleryApril 30, 2020
Unearthing the complicated story behind a giant of Australian whisky production.
Gilbey’s DistilleryApril 09, 2020
Gilbey’s Distillery was an enormous distillery and bottling plant responsible for a plethora of Australian whisky and gin brands.
Federal DistilleryMarch 09, 2020
Established in Port Melbourne by the Joshua Brothers in 1884, the Federal Distillery was once one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.