King Island Distillery News

World Gin Day.  Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery

Liquid gold on World Gin Day? We’ll drink to that!

King Island Distillery is already making waves to rival those of Bass Strait, with Heidi’s Native Gin.Hand picked, carefully selected Native Botanicals Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery and Buddy

Handcrafted with a collection of King Island and Australian native ingredients, some of which Heidi harvests by hand.

The Native Gin is traditionally distilled in 55-litre copper pot-stills. 

“I tried and tested a mix of native botanicals many times, to discover a blend that works harmoniously together to create the right recipe for a classic dry gin,” Heidi says. “I distil in small batches with my ‘Copper Angels’, fulfilling the dream of capturing the taste of our King Island spirit in a bottle.”

There’s also a newly-released barrel-aged gin, which is matured in coopered barrels aboard a working lobster boat. 

Golden Gin Aged out at Sea on the Crayfish Boat Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery Barrel Aged Gin

“The gin matures around the seas of our lovely island and looks like liquid gold,” Heidi says.

World Gin Day Review of King Island Distillery Native Gin and Barrel aged Golden Gin

This is a sensational story, thank you!! Love the GINtastic review from Eat it Tassie.  Extra special for this to be released on our happy World Gin Day. 

World Gin Day with Family at Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery

Cheers Everyone!!! hh♡ 🌟🙏😁👌💞Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery 

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250+ Winter Travel Offers in Tasmania happening right now

May the Spirit of King Island always make you smile and feel safe, there is no time to waste, you will soon be determined to make haste and fly over yourself for a true taste, we can't wait to spoil you mate.

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"Warm up with a dram of small batch handcrafted Whisky, Gin, Vodka and Bella Chella with Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery. Meet hh the Founder and Distiller and enjoy a Tour that is sure to lift your Winter Spirits."

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King Island Distillery is expanding Heidi's product range to sell King Island Cloud Juice with hh♡ Ice block moulds, to perfectly pair with your next purchase of KingIsland Distillery Spirits.

Cheers to all my hh♡ K.I.D. Family 
🧡 Thank you for all your support 🤗
Sincerely Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery
King Island Distillery Spirits Tasmania Australia Duncan McFie King Island Cloud Juice delivering King Island Water to Heidi's King Island DistilleryHow Solopreneurs actively embrace the Spirit of King Island.King Island Distillery is expanding Heidi's product range to sell King Island Cloud Juice with hh♡ Ice block moulds, to perfectly pair with your next purchase of King Island Distillery Spirits.  Cheers to all my hh♡ K.I.D. Family  🧡 All your support 🤗 Thank you Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery
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We invite you discover to King Island and tips on how to plan your visit

We invite you visit to King Island, here is how to get here.

‘Gin Made me do it’ is a great excuse to take the time to work out your next holiday on King Island and book the date and your holiday.

If you have a weekend free, it's King Island you should see.  

If you have a week or two, fly over to King Island we offer plenty to do.

A quick flight to land on King Island - no passport required for this overseas trip.

Tips from Heidi to you - *

 

* Check availability of:-

  • Accommodation
  • Car Hire
  • Flights from Victoria or Tasmania, King Island Airlines, Sharp or Rex
  • Guided Tours, Matthew Archer
  • Crayfish for Dinner or take home
  • Dinner Reservations
  • 3 Golf Links Courses
  • Farm Tours
  • Fishing Tours
  • Art Tours and Workshops

* KING ISLAND EVENTS 

  • HORSE RACING SEASON
  • LONG TABLE FESTIVAL
  • GOLF OPEN
  • SHOW DAY
  • IMPERIAL 20 MARATHON
  • WINGS ON KING BIRD WATCHING
  • MUSIC FESTIVAL
  • PRODUCE MARKETS
  • QUEENSCLIFF TO GRASSY YACHT RACE
  • 10 DAYS ON THE ISLAND
  • ART EXHIBITIONS

* Be sure to email heidi@kingislanddistillery.com and book your King Island Distillery Tour - Meet the Maker and a Dram with the Distiller Heidi Weitjens.

* King Island Tourism Website is a great resource to plan a visit to King Island. 

 

 

Map of King Island Tasmania.  Discover King Island, plan your holiday, book everything in advance and visit Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery

* Map Of King Island available online and on arrival to explore our 70km x 30km Island with almost 500km of roads to lead you to bare beaches and friendly people.

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What is it about Heidi's Golden Gin?

A Golden Spirit made in Heidi’s Copper Angels and matured out at sea around the shores of King Island is flying out of the Distillery. 


It is Barrel Aged Gin, a small batch of just 50 bottles of this Golden coloured Gin, distilled at King Island Distillery and aged in a Cask on a Crayfish Boat working in Bass Strait.
 
This Spirit, made on King Island in January, was married up in a Barrel coopered by Adam Bone. This custom made cask aged Heidi’s Native Gin for a couple of months in the fore Cabin of Shane's 43 Foot Cray Boat 'Even Steven'. 

We have chosen to bottle this liquid Gold at a generous 50% Alcohol (higher than most Whisky's).  At this high percentage we think the Spirit of this Gin is at a premium; it leaves room for showcasing the sweetness of Muscat followed by a smokey charring note to really shine through one at a time, with a super smooth finish of well matched flavours that tickle the tongue. We enjoy tasting it neat.


This was truly a great learning experience and an experiment for Heidi, discovering hands on that the process for ageing this smooth Gin truly capturing the Spirit of King Island.


Big love to Shane, Heidi’s right hand man, for this opportunity and all his tireless assistance and support.

It is Barrel Aged Gin, a small batch of just 50 bottles of this Golden coloured Gin, distilled at King Island Distillery and aged in a Cask on a Crayfish Boat working in Bass Strait.

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