King Island Distillery News

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WHISKY spirit appreciators from all over Australia, enjoyed the annual Tasmanian whisky week (TWW) events and the main event the spirit showcase, in Hobart.

Almost 40 different Tasmanian distilleries showcased their spirits at the PW1 exhibition building.

I was really nervous at the start, but then Bill Lark came to say giday to 'happy', as he always calls me and everyones spirits lifted.  

   This industry is epic to be a part of. The people behind every event, every counter and the place we call home, I believe, are the key to what makes all our spirits enjoyed by so many.

Big shout out to Shane and Paige Thomas for all the efforts, thank you.

  Many of the living legends of the whisky personally said hello to support us and that's incredibly rewarding.

   It's nice to be engulfed in magnificent moments and surrounded by leaders that look out for boutique distillery operators like myself.  

   It's empowering that people who have contributed years of dedication to the Tasmanian spirits industry, acknowledge our achievements and that together we are stronger embracing the craft spirits of Tasmania and King Island.

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A magnificent and memorable meet the Maker event, in Launceston. 

   Six tables of attentive artisan spirits appreciators, fabulous food and wonderful whisky at the beautiful Bluestone bar and kitchen.   
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   Distilleries greeted, poured and talked their way around the room.  All applauded at the end of an excellent evening.  An event organised by Kate of Tasmanian whisky and spirits association, for Tasmanian whisky week 2022. 
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Cinco Passiones is now a King Island Distillery spirits stockist, thank you and cheers ♡ hh♡. 'Monday Neat' whisky tasting night in the intimate setting of Cinco Passiones, was most interesting.  
   A night of sharing stories, tasting platters and terrific Tasmanian whisky. Four Distilleries guided through their story and a selection of their spirits. 
   Lori the local Cooper, who brought his tools of the trade, demonstrated how he makes the best barrels for Tasmanian spirits.  
   Katie Wade from the Tasmanian Whisky Experience, brilliantly organised and co hosts the evening.
   Ask Drew Burn to host more events like this in his whisky and cigar lounge, Cinco Passiones, Level 2/47A Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania.
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King Island Distillery has launched a better website and a documentary on our YouTube Channel. Check them out and let us know what you think.     

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