Announcement posted by Impressions Marketing Communications 05 Aug 2021
For head distiller Jack Lark Whisky distilling runs in the blood but it’s the Battery Point Distillery teams’ patience, creativity and vision that he believes sets them apart, “We’re a small team and so we’re not rushing to get things out. Everything is by-hand and we refuse to cut corners - we will only release the best quality barrels and the best quality spirits.”
Achieving this, however, has not been left to chance, “With whisky you aren’t reinventing the wheel - it’s still all made with the same three ingredients, but we really took our time over selecting the best of those ingredients.” Made using a specifically selected premium Tasmanian malt mash, a unique combination of yeast cultures and of course the purest 100% Tasmanian water, Battery Point whisky is combining traditional Scottish double-distillation methods with small cask and barrel finishing.
This first release brings together port, sherry and bourbon small cask whiskies in a unique blend. It is then aged in an apple brandy barrel before being finished in a muscatel. It’s this creativity with flavour and barrel influence that sets Battery Point Distillery apart. Delivering a bold, full-bodied and rich drop this whisky promises layers of complexity without being overly demanding or complicated.
As is intended with all future Battery Point offerings, this is a limited release of 200 bottles. Future small volume releases will be available when they are at their peak and ready – “we aren’t in a hurry and want to bottle the best quality we can” says Jack.
The bottled look was designed to reflect the bold sophistication of the product. The packaging inspired by the detailing of the barrels that characterise the whisky, offers a confident and contemporary take on the traditional category, much like the whisky itself.
The Battery Point Whisky retails for $325 per 500ml bottle and will be available via wholesale or direct-to-consumer from Friday 6 August at 10am.
About Battery Point Distillery
Battery Point Distillery was founded in 2018 by the historic House of Lenna, in Hobart’s Battery Point. Owners Lloyd and Jan Clark quickly brought on Master Distiller Jack Lark to head up the development of their spirits. They are committed to crafting small-batch, hand-crafted quality spirits that champion Tasmania.
While we are in the early stages of our production we have commissioned Last Rights to brew our whisky wash. We work closely with them to come up with an interesting yeast regime and ensure that the brew is consistent. It is our intention to one day be in control of 100% of the operation.
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