When one thinks of whisky, images of frosty distilleries in Ireland and Scotland are conjured up in the mind. Any whisky connoisseur worth their weight in grain understands that some of the world's best single malts come from those regions – but what about Tasmanian whisky?
The Nant Distillery is located near Bothwell, Tasmania, and is home to some of the most refined whisky in the state. Each individual cask is matured, decanted and hand-bottled on the estate as a single cask maturation.
The barrels used are traditional American and French oak which have previously held port, sherry and bourbon, imparting characteristics that make Nant whisky unique.
From spicy Christmas cake attributes of the port casks to the creamy vanillas of American bourbon, all three of these single malts are a palatable and decadent flavour experience which Tasmania is proud to call its own.
Daily tastings of the whiskies are open to the public, affording you the chance to enjoy something uniquely Tasmanian washing across your palate.
There are also daily guided tours of the distillery open to the public, which takes you through the whisky distillery and old Nant water mill, built in 1857 and a part of the region’s rich history.
These tours cost $15 per person and are available from 11:00 till 13:00.