Entries by Bill

Review – The Gin Queen

The latest interview in my ‘Meet the Distiller’ series is William McHenry, Master Distiller of McHenry’s, one of Australia’s most awarded gins. His story is a fascinating one, involving a complete career change, as well as a move interstate, creating a very different life for himself and his family in the process.

Bill McHenry – Tasmanian Whisky Distilleries

Travel2next writer, Christina Pfeiffer recently interviewed me about McHenry distillery, our products and other things about Tasmania. Although Tasmanian distilleries are small compared to others in such places as Ireland and Scotland, we have more distilleries than Ireland and our whisky holds it’s own on the world stage. McHenry distillery is the southern-most distillery in the […]

A restaurant called Noma

A restaurant called Noma was opened by a young man named René Redzepi back in 2004 in Copenhagen Demark. His restaurant was later awarded ‘The best restaurant in the world’ 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Last year René Redzepi announced that Noma was going to come to Sydney to set up a pop-up restaurant for […]

Top Ten Flavours of Tassie

McHenry Distillery is proud to be a part of the Flavours of Tassie program, Spirit of Tasmania is proudly presenting a showcase of gourmet Tasmanian food and beverage producers on board from now through to November. As such, we’ve decided to take a closer look at some of the flavours that Tassie is famous for […]

Make your own gin

Become your own gin distiller at one of Gourmet Traveller’s favourite gin distilleries. Join our exclusive, hands-on 4 hour workshop to discover the skill of gin making using your own recipe and still! Workshop includes a flavour-matched lunch and 500ml, of your own fine spirit, personally labelled to take home. Workshops are held from 11.00 […]

Australia’s Best Gin

“This was far and away the prettiest, most harmonious and enchanting gin we tasted.” According to Luke Ashton when taste testing Australia’s best gins in the Australian Gourmet Traveller. Luke along with Max Allen, was referring to McHenry’s Classic Dry Gin and both men praised McHenry’s Classic Dry as Australia’s best gin out of a range of 23 different gins. […]

Sloe Gin Backorder

The repeat last night of an episode of The Gourmet Farmer has brought a number of inquiries for our Classic Sloe Gin.  If you are interested and want to try some of this luscious liquor you will see that the product will go on to back-order when you make an order.  Don’t worry we have […]


SLOE DOWN Few drinks have almost starved a nation. Gin is one of them. In the 18th century it was so popular that Great Britain nearly ran out of food – all their grain went to the distilleries, not the bakers. Sloe gin is less commonly guzzled, but that’s only because people don’t really know […]

New distiller has whisky in his genes

The great-great-great-grandson of an Isle of Skye whisky smuggler has become Tasmania’s seventh distiller. William McHenry, an executive with a Sydney biotech company, brought his family to Tasmania on a life-changing holiday. “We all loved everything that Tasmania was: clean; green; open; friendly and with the right community values for raising children,” Mr McHenry said. […]

Booze Baron Review

The Booze Baron recently reviewed William McHenry and Son’s Distillery and products. William McHenry is one of my favourite “dudes” in the Australian distilling scene. A classic corporate escapee who chased a passion and an idea down to what is possibly the best distilling location in all of Tasmania. Situated on Mount Arthur, right next […]

Spirit of Tasmania Tastings

We have been doing some tastings on the Spirit of Tasmania, Tassie’s sea ferry link to the North Island. We had a real buzz on board showing visitors to our beautiful state the marvelous whiskies and premium spirits we make and telling people why we love this place. Have a look at this little video […]

Sloe Gin Update

After the recent Gourmet Farmer episode we were flooded with orders for our Classic Sloe Gin and pushing the product into back-order.  The good news is that we checked last week and the next  batch is ready for bottling.  We will start bottling the Sloe Gin this coming week and should be sending out the […]

Sloe Gin

Last nights episode of Gourmet Farmer has sent a swathe of enquires our way for our Old English Sloe Gin.  For those not in the know Sloe Gin is an traditional English drink that uses Sloe Berries (AKA Blackthorn Berries) macerated in a London Dry Gin to make a versatile liqueur.  For instance Sloe Gin can be […]

Think Tasmania Feature

Whether you’re visiting Tasmania or one of the locals, the Think Tasmania website can provide you with stories and pictures showing just how beautiful Tassie can be. This week they have published an article on the Wm McHenry & Sons Distillery. For a read go to their blog and why not spend some more time […]

The Tassie Comeback Tour

Tourism Tasmania is conducting a two-month intrastate advertising campaign from 28 February to 30 April to encourage Tasmanians to return to areas affected by the January 2013 bushfires. Its main purpose is to remind Tasmanians that businesses in the fire-affected areas are open and eager to welcome visitors and customers. The Tassie Comeback Tour campaign […]

Taste test

Last night we hosted a tasting for our whisky inspired foods with a bunch of Tassie’s food officiando. We featured Whisky & Venison, Wallaby & Juniper, Vodka & Scallop gourmet pies matched with ‘adults only’ chocolate & Cointreau, Rum & Raisin, and Whisky, Honey & Butterscotch ice-cream. Have a look at these mouthwatering photos.

On-line sales are now available

The William McHenry and Sons Distillery website has just had an update. Along with a new look, we are now offering on-line sales of our Three Capes Whisky, Classic dry Gin and Puer triple distilled premium Vodka with more products to come. We have a stall at the Salamanca Market each Saturday where you can […]

Taste Festival here we come

Yes folks, William McHenry & Sons Distillery will be featuring its products at this year’s Taste Festival.  The theme for the Distillery’s offering is foods from the region perfectly matched with our premium spirits.  To sate the appetite will be Whisky-Venison , Wallaby-Juniper, Scallop-Vodka and Beef-Burgundy gourmet pies.  Also on the menu will be our […]

Mercury Newspaper Feature

There are 18 whisky distilleries in Australia and 8 of those are in Tasmania. Tasmania is well suited to making whisky and the Mercury newspaper recently wrote an article about us. The link to the article written by Graeme Phillips can be found here Mercury Newspaper feature.