King Island Distillery News


  Happy New Year!!! 7 - 13th August 2023 be sure to put this date in your new diary, Whisky week getting in the spirit of producers passionate about handcrafting and sharing the spirit of Tasmania. Thank you very much TWSA for this article

      It was in May 2013 that the journey began, inspired by the Native Botanicals of King Island. Commencing the deep-dive into planning the business, securing a domain accessible to the world A Facebook business page, buying equipment, plus all the permits, approvals and licences required to operate Heidi’s Sole Trader Company King Island Distillery Pty Ltd.  

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Winning the Gold Australian Cinematographer Award, ACS, for your film production about Heidi's King Island Distillery journey has my spirits soaring with excitement and happiness. Congratulations Christian Fitzpatrick. These accolades are truly deserved to further reward and recognise your passion,...
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King Island crowned National Sustainable Community and Tidy Town


The National Keep Australia Beautiful Judge, Gail Langley says, "King Island demonstrates an enormous passion for their unique environment and ancestry, with the community exemplifying the concept of sustainability. It is a resourceful place, with the island’s services mostly run by volunteers.

    The King Island community lead by example and embrace their quest to become more sustainable in the future.
   King Island is rich in history, with shipwrecks, lighthouses and jagged reefs, bountiful with long stretching sandy beaches and lush green pasture. This tiny piece of paradise is idyllic in every aspect", are Gail's words of appreciation.
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Industry-Blueprint-Tasmanian-Distilled-Spirits    Kym Goodes from 3P Advisory, who facilitated guiding the development of this blueprint, presented to TWSA members at the State whisky and spirits conference.     Kym especially noted how wonderfully collegent this industry is. Can download here from the...
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Caroline Ashford launched 'The Gin Queen' in December 2013 to share her enthusiasm for gin and the people who make it.

   It will be a dream come true, if Caroline, The Gin Queen, one day considers happy Heidi's handcrafted King Island Distillery Native Gin.

  Or, perhaps Heidi's one of a kind barrel aged gin, cask aged on a cray fishing boat she works on out in the rough seas around King Island and Tasmania may be more the interesting style of the first King Island Distillery Gin.


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