Tasmanian Heartwood Malt Whisky Pty Ltd currently has 7,000+ litres of whisky stored in 200 litre and 300 litre barrels. Some of these whiskies are the oldest single malt whiskies produced in Australia.
The whiskies are maturing in a variety of barrel types that include bourbon and Australian muscat, port and sherry - with maturation ages ranging from just a few months to approaching 17 years of age.
The collection commenced in 1999 and continues today where we have control and input into every stage of the whisky's development.
We are there to determine the amount of peat used for production. We are there when the spirit is produced. We are there to select the barrel. We are definitely there to sample the whisky as it matures.
We do not have commercial drivers. The quality of the whisky produced is the most important aspect of our endeavours. The whisky will be bottled when it is ready. If it is really, really, good, we might just keep it for ourselves (to be shared with friends).
Under the Liquor Licencing Act 1990 it is an offence:
for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units