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We invite you discover to King Island and tips on how to plan your visit

Heidi Weitjens

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?

Heidi Weitjens

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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What in the world is it about Whisky today?

Heidi Weitjens

What in the world is it about Whisky today?

"World Whisky Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of May. Every year and all over the globe, bars, restaurants and hotels celebrate World Whisky Day in countless ways. The record for the largest bottle of whisky goes to the distillers of Famous Grouse, who created 1.7-metre bottle containing 228 litres of whisky." Source = worldwhiskyday.com 

Cheers to World Whisky Day 2021 with Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery Tasmania

 

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How much fun on Friday?

Heidi Weitjens

How much fun on Friday?

Friends taking a break from the corporate grind, visiting from Melbourne and Sydney enjoying an annual trip with 3 days of fun in the sun on King Island.  Playing for the Trivio Cup on King Island world rated Links Golf Courses, eating King Island Produce and supporting the  ♡hh handcrafted Spirits of King Island.

14.5.21 Golfers visit from Melbourne and Sydney with King Island Distillery Owner and Distiller Heidi Weitjens Tasmania.jpg

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How Heidi's Stills arrived King Island style

Heidi Weitjens

How Heidi's Stills arrived King Island style

Throwback Thursday journey of the Angel Wings Copper Stills arrive from Hobart to King Island by Cray boat. Heidi is very happy and grateful to everyone involved making this happen. 🙏😁🥃hh♡
Heidi Weitjens King Island Distillery
Stills across the Strait King Island Distillery Copper Angels Heidi Weitjens

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