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Whisky is a curious thing Make a one man weep, make another man sing Change a spirit to a little Heartwood More than a whisky that tastes as it should. Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream Make a bad one good make a wrong one right Power of whisky that keeps you home at night You do need money, don't take fame Do need a credit card to ride this train It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes But it might just save your life That's the power of (whisky) love. (apologies to HL) Well...Happy New Year to all the friends of Heartwood and TIB Some stories for you. Hr H and Mr H jnr popped into the Bond Store. (Always the beginning of something great) 1.0) Heartwood produced the immature Toddler a few years ago with the promise of producing the Adolescent and the Adult at later stages. The production of 3 whiskies from the same 300 l barrel over time, was to share the maturation experience (and produce a good drink) The Toddler was very young (we do not apologies for this as we did get some criticism). But still very drinkable. The Adolescent has been recalcitrant to say the least. Its is still a little young but has changed over summer (grew up dramatically). It is pleasant, sweet, bigger bodied and smokey (behind the high school shed). Still a little unpredictable and some may say not completely balanced. Appropriate description. But it is good. Attached is our draft label along with an imaged of the decanted product. Bottled soon but limited to 100 bottles. 1 per person. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (DB) 2.0) In Australia we have cracked the big sherry and port finishes to compete with the best whiskies in the world. We have yet to crack the big peat, big smoke whiskies of the Western Isles. The Adolescent is a step in that direction. Larks have some heavily peated whiskies. Heartwood and TIB have just taken delivery of traditionally peated malt spirit from Belgrove (sweet and smokey and long). Adams have also produced some peated spirit for TIB and Heartwood. Watch this space. Lets see what we can do. 3.0)TIB is up and running after releasing 2 whiskies in 2017, TIBRD001 and TIB??004, based on our current model of the purchase of new make and maturing in our barrels at our bond store. As you know we have a reputation of mistreating our barrels. We also do not count the age of our whisky in calendar months but by the summers they pass through. Where is this going ? 4 barrels have been taken from the racks and placed next to a roller door that gets to temperatures above 60 degrees. The barrels are placed 30 odd cm away. The barrels from left to right are port, bourbon muscat and oloroso. (TIBRD009, TIBRD003, TIBRD002, TIBRD008) Over summer they have gone from okish to great, particularly the bourbon cask. We still have a lot to learn about our conditions and whisky maturation. Still more questions than answers. I had a good time in the BOND STORE. Work! Who works? All good

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Another distillery on Islay? ...

FULL INTERVIEW: Jim McEwan reveals plans for Islay’s ninth distllery, including the island's first worm tubs, Ardnahoe's signature style plus the (eventual) release of a single malt called the Ardnahoe Whisper.

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Wow... just wow... tonight was a sublime journey through some of the best distillers in Tasmania - from north to the south.

It has been a while between TWAS nights, and tonight was a reunion of friends - some new, some old.

I'd like to thank all the producers and the TWAS memebrs that came along and made the night a fantastic event... I came away from the event amazed at how much fun and love there is - the Tassie whisky scene, from distiller to drinker, is in a word "family" 😀
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Wow... just wow... tonight was a sublime journey through some of the best distillers in Tasmania - from north to the south. It has been a while between TWAS nights, and tonight was a reunion of friends - some new, some old. I'd like to thank all the producers and the TWAS memebrs that came along and made the night a fantastic event... I came away from the event amazed at how much fun and love there is - the Tassie whisky scene, from distiller to drinker, is in a word "family" 😀

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Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society shared Narryna's event. ...

Christmas Craft Spirit Market

December 9, 2017, 12:00pm - December 9, 2017, 6:00pm

Calling all gin and whisky lovers! It’s time for the annual Christmas Craft Spirit Market at Narryna. Explore the Georgian merchant’s house dressed for Christmas and peruse the finest of Tasmanian distilled products from 17 craft distilleries. Come and meet the makers and select that special tipple to share on Christmas day. Featuring products from the following craft distilleries, Belgrove Distillery, Charles Oates Distilling, Deadman's Point Spirits, Devil's Distillery, Fire Drum Vodka, Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin, Hartshorn Distillery, Hellfire Bluff Distillery, Hobart No.4 Gin, Killara Distillery, Knocklofty, McHenry Distillery, Nonesuch Distillery, Poltergeist Gin, Redlands Distillery -at Dysart House, The Retiring Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, Spring Bay Distillery, The Splendid Gin, SÜD POLAIRE and Sullivans Cove Whisky. Cost of entry is $5 per person and includes entry into both the market and the museum.

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Not whisky, but this will be fantastic! Get along! ...

Hobart! Are you ready for an amazing day of Tasmanian gin? 18 distilleries, Willie Smith's Organic Cider, Charles Oates Distilling, MOO BREW, Fever-Tree, TacoTaco and Lady Hester will all be in attendance at Macquarie Point Development Corporation Red Square Hobart & The Goods Shed in the gin inspired garden created by Jardine Botanic Floral Styling and Primula Floral Styling. Gin-uary is an 18+ event. Website is here and early bird tickets have now sold out. Tickets on sale Friday the 24th of November at www.ginuaryhobart.com.au let the fun times beGIN!!

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McHenry Whisky Launch!

Hi Everyone… The official launch of the McHenry Whisky has been announced: When: Wednesday 18th May Where: Brooke St Pier. Time: 6.00PM till 8.00PM Tickets $60 includes canapés, wine, beer and Whisky. 40 tickets only. Silent auction for small number of bottles on the night. RSVP to [email protected] #whisky #tasmania @WMHSDistillery

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WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES LATEST DISTILLERY SERIES EXPRESSION

The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky, has announced the launch of latest release in its innovative Distillery Series. Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood (45.2% ABV) is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Commenting on the new …

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