Hellyers Road was founded in 1997 by a group of dairy farmers and whisky aficionados who ran one of Tasmania’s largest milk processing companies and realised the state’s landscape and climate were ideal for growing barley and aging whisky. The company began distilling two years later but didn’t release its first bottles to the public until 2006.

Since then the distillery has won numerous international awards and now exports to the world. Take a guided tour to learn why Hellyers Road is considered one of Australia’s best whisky producers. You’ll taste a selection of whiskies at varied stages of development, and admire the storehouse filled with the various casks used for aging, including bourbon, port and oloroso sherry.

Afterwards you can shop the extensive range, which includes whiskies aged for 20 years or more. Devotees of traditional Scottish peated whisky will find much to love about Hellyers Road, which produces multiple lightly and heavily peated styles at different ages. It’s also known for its Pinot Noir Finish whisky, rested in pinot noir casks for six months, giving it a wonderful red wine aroma, with the flavour also benefiting from the extra barrelling time.

There’s also a large restaurant on site, with panoramic views of the Emu Valley and an approachable menu of snacks and mains featuring whisky here and there.

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Updated: September 15th, 2023

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