William McHenry Distillery rests on the side of Mount Arthur and is located on the Tasman Peninsula.
Mount Arthur stands sentinel over Port Arthur and this great southern port, with its deep harbour, opens southward into the Great Southern Ocean. Port Arthur is a welcome sight to weary mariners and having entered, they can look back and imagine the South Pole due now south of them but separated by 5,000km of mountainous salty brine.
The purest air can be found in this part of the world. The cold air wraps around the globe on the latitude 43°, leaving South America without crossing another land mass, until it eventually finds its way to the southern tip of Tasmania some 17,000km later. In that time the cold air and wave whipped ocean have stripped out all but the distant memory of man’s influence.
McHenry Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery and with its family heritage makes it the southernmost family run distillery in the world. Its southern location takes advantage of the cool-moist-maritime environment, giving the maturing spirit the right conditions to make the most of its time in the wooden barrels. The property also has its own abundant pure spring water which becomes the heart of the developing spirit.
If you go no further in this website please leave with this traditional Gaelic blessing:
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always on your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.”