Originally Posted by jcman311
Forgive my ignorance of the climate of your island but remember with the aging of single malt, higher temps usually equals faster maturation. India makes some fantastic single malts that generally have no age statements so as the consumer is not put off by their 3-5 maturation. Tasmania being a similar warm climate as you have stated should give similar results. Good young whiskys. Probably dont need to look to deep into ages.
Tasmania has a temperate climate, certainly cooler than mainland Australia, and in American terms, probably akin to the Pacific north west.
The other Tassie whiskies that you are likely to see are Nant and Hellyer's Road.
Nant have a country property on the way to the Highlands and produce their own barley. The whisky is unpeated, single cask, and produced in a number of cask types. Good whisky and maybe coming to a city near you, as they have plans to have a world wide chain of whisky bars.
Hellyer's Road is located at Burnie in the north west and is the largest producer in the state. I haven't tried it as there are enough local producers to keep me going.
There are a number of smaller producers which you would be lucky to find overseas.
Overeem is reputedly very good, but as it's literally a back yard operation, quantities are small and sell out immediately.
McHenry is the southern most distillery, located on the Tasman peninsula. Currently offers a bottling of Sullivan's Cove cut with their own spring water under the Three Capes label. Should have their own whisky available in the next year which is intended to be a lighter style. In the meantime makes good gin.
Belgrove makes rye whisky, and something called ginger hammer which I'm curious to try.
Redlands is new and not due for release until later this year. They grow their own barley and mature in Tassie pinot noir casks for as Tassie a product as you can get. One to watch.
Finally we have a couple of independent bottlers.
Trapper's hut bottles Bourbon cask whisky from a previous iteration of Sullivan's Cove, Limited distribution, usually through markets, fairs, etc.
Last, but certainly not least is Heartwood. Heartwood produces bottlings of Sullivan's Cove and Lark, with their own unique take on maturation and finishing. The house style is big, cask strength whiskies, often older than the distillery releases, and often at very high alcohol, offered as single casks, or sometimes blends. Very limited numbers. A cult favourite.