Top Ten Flavours of Tassie

flavours_of_tassie_554McHenry 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 – flavours that make Tassie one of the most exciting, innovative, and highly regarding regions of the world when it comes to gourmet food and beverage production. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here’s our Top Ten Flavours of Tassie, just click the image to the left to see the top ten.!

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 am – 3.00 pm on Tuesday and Fridays

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Master distiller Bill McHenry will guide participants through a tasting of well known gins to identify each spirit’s principal flavourings—known as botanicals. Participants can then note their favourite flavours and use them to craft their own gin recipe, and gin, using individual clear stills .. so you can see the process.  Everyone leaves with their own 500ml, personally labeled bottle of gin … and 500ml of McHenry Classic Dry Gin…. to take home.

Gourmet Traveller described McHenry’s Classic Dry Gin in an Australian line-up as “far and away the prettiest, most harmonious and enchanting gin we tasted… makes an amazingly refined G&T”.

A range of Tasmanian botanicals can also be included for use in the gin workshop—perhaps lemon myrtle, saffron and lavender. You can decide…

The workshop includes a guided tour of the distillery and property at Mt Arthur, located close to Port Arthur, and a gin flavour-matched gourmet picnic lunch.

The Workshop can be booked by those wishing to drive themselves, or be escorted on one of Bespoke’s day tours.

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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 having a look through their articles.

Bloody marvelous!

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 recognises that tourism and other service businesses in the bushfire-affected areas are still recovering from the effects of the January 2013 bushfires and encourages Tasmanians to stay a night or two in the area and to spread the word about their experience with friends and family.

The campaign also acknowledges that many Tasmanians are likely to have visited these areas in the past. Therefore the emphasis is on seeing these regions from a new perspective and checking out the new experiences that Tasmanians can now have in those areas.

Bill McHenry (William McHenry & Sons Distillery) is proud to be a part of this campaign and urges everyone to help out by coming down to visit us even if just to stop and enjoy a coffee.

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.

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William McHenry in front of his still

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.