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Cozy up by the fire in Gunns Lounge to indulge in one of two Tasmanian whisky tasting paddles. East coast distillery Ironhouse Tasmania and north west Hellyers Road Distillery whiskies are perfect for these winter months with the open fireplace in front and moody weather behind you.

Ironhouse Tasmania is a hidden gem nestled in the pristine coastal beauty of Four Mile Creek, Tasmania, Australia. As a family-owned business, they take pride in their 15-year legacy of crafting exceptional beverages that capture the essence of the breathtaking surroundings.

Ironhouse Tasmania boasts a small but distinguished distillery located next to the Tasman Sea. The artistry that goes into crafting exceptional spirits is paramount here. Among their offerings, their single malts stand out as true treasures. Meticulously distilled and aged, the Tasmanian single malts embody time, patience, and expertise. Each sip reveals layers of complexity, offering an unparalleled sensory experience for whisky enthusiasts. With the use of a hybrid still and enveloped in pure ocean air, TASMAN WHISKY combines tradition and innovation to create spirits of exceptional quality and character.

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Bourbon Cask Finish

Single Malt – 47% abv

Indulge in the unparalleled excellence of their meticulously crafted Single Malt Bourbon Cask expression, an exceptional whisky that tantalizes the senses and embodies the epitome of refinement. Immersing oneself in a sensory journey like no other, one delves into the exquisite depths of its flavor profile and the unique allure of bourbon-aged whisky.

With an unwavering dedication to perfection, their Single Malt Bourbon Cask expression is lovingly aged in ex-Makers Mark and Wild Turkey barrels, hewn from the finest American Oak. This careful selection of casks infuses their whisky with distinctive characteristics that elevate it to a realm of unrivaled elegance.

Upon uncorking, a symphony of scents dances through the air, captivating the senses. The fragrance of rum and raisin cascades from the glass, intertwining with delicate whispers of vanilla, creating an olfactory tapestry that entices even the most discerning connoisseur. Harmoniously interwoven with these initial notes is an herbaceous oak aroma, reminiscent of a sun-dappled forest, enhancing the whisky’s complexity.

As the golden nectar embraces the palate, a myriad of flavors unfold, each one unveiling a new layer of delight. Immersing oneself in the velvety embrace of buttery caramel, one indulges in its rich, sumptuous texture. Hazelnut undertones add a sublime nuttiness, intertwining with the sweet symphony of oak flavors, creating a harmonious balance that lingers on the taste buds.

As the experience culminates, the whisky’s warm, lingering finish takes center stage. Dried fruits emerge, their sweetness interplaying with the subtle nuances of bourbon, a testament to the exquisite maturation process that renders this expression truly exceptional. Finally, a subtle touch of spiced oils gently caresses the palate, leaving a lasting impression that lingers long after the final sip.

Their commitment to perfection is epitomized by the choice of bourbon-aged whisky. The marriage of their exquisite single malt with the heritage of bourbon barrels imbues their expression with a complexity and depth that transcends boundaries. The interplay between the robust character of the American Oak and the smoothness of their single malt creates a remarkable fusion that delights both novice enthusiasts and seasoned aficionados alike.

In summary, their Single Malt Bourbon Cask expression is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that defines their distillery. Embarking on a journey of sublime flavors, where rum and raisin, vanilla, and herbaceous oak intermingle with buttery caramel, hazelnut, and oak, culminating in a warm, lingering finish of dried fruits, bourbon, and spiced oils. One raises their glass and immerses themselves in the unparalleled elegance and unrivaled taste of their remarkable whisky.

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Sherry Cask

Single Malt – 47% abv

Immerse yourself in the unrivaled elegance of Ironhouse Tasmania’s Single Malt Whisky, a true testament to the artistry of whisky craftsmanship. Meticulously aged for a minimum of 5 years in hand-selected Sherry Barrels, sourced exclusively from the esteemed wine regions of both France and Australia, Ironhouse Tasmania’s whisky possesses a depth of flavor and character that is unmatched.

Prepare to be enchanted by the delicate and subtle nature of Ironhouse Tasmania’s Tasmanian Single Malt Sherry Cask. As one raises the glass to their lips, a tantalizing aroma of sweetened candied nectar envelops the senses, tantalizing the palate and setting the stage for an extraordinary experience. The essence of dried fruit spice dances upon the nose, intricately entwined with a gentle whisper of butter, creating a symphony of enticing scents that beckon one further into the whisky’s embrace.

With each sip, the complexity of flavors unfolds on the tongue, offering a journey of unrivaled pleasure. The incredibly smooth palate unveils layers of sweetened white wines, their luscious notes blending seamlessly with a subtle hint of lime, teasing the taste buds with a delightful citrus twist. Raisins provide a subtle depth, their richness evoking a sense of indulgence, while delicate pink candy brings a touch of elegance to the ensemble. All harmoniously balanced, the whisky unveils a gentle warmth that lingers, courtesy of its meticulously aged Sherry Cask maturation, culminating in a symphony of flavor that dances upon the palate.

The secret to Ironhouse Tasmania’s whisky’s extraordinary allure lies in the choice of ex-Sherry barrels for its maturation. These remarkable casks, steeped in the heritage and legacy of the world’s finest wines, bestow upon Ironhouse Tasmania’s whisky a depth and complexity that elevates it to new heights of excellence. The sherry-soaked wood imparts nuanced flavors, intricately weaving the essence of its previous occupants into the whisky’s very fabric. The result is a harmonious marriage of fruity sweetness, refined oak undertones, and a velvety smoothness that lingers long after the final sip.

In crafting Ironhouse Tasmania’s Tasmanian Single Malt Sherry Cask, they have created a whisky that encapsulates the pinnacle of elegance and refinement. Every sip reveals a symphony of flavors, each layer intertwining seamlessly with the next, promising a sensory experience that is both captivating and unforgettable. Embark on a journey through time and taste, and allow Ironhouse Tasmania’s whisky to transport you to a realm of unparalleled pleasure, where sophistication and indulgence converge.

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Port Cask

Single Malt – 47% abv

Indulge in the exquisite taste of their Tasmanian single malt whisky, a masterpiece meticulously crafted to perfection. The whisky has been aged for a minimum of 5 years in handpicked Portuguese sourced Port barrels, and further refined by the renowned Tasmanian Cask Company in the tranquil landscapes of East Coast Tasmania, where Ironhouse, a family-owned business, operates. It stands as a testament to the art of whisky making and the dedication of Ironhouse.

As one savors the first pour, they are captivated by the mesmerizing reddish-orange ember hue that dances elegantly in the glass, hinting at the depth and richness that awaits the senses. The nose is delighted by a symphony of aromas, as stone fruit notes intertwine seamlessly with the bold essence of port wine, creating a captivating bouquet. The velvety smoothness of buttery accents intertwines with a hint of sweetness and a dash of tantalizing spices, leaving the olfactory senses in a state of pure bliss.

The palate embarks on a journey of flavor with the first sip. The lusciousness of red berried wines envelops the taste buds, harmoniously mingling with the dried dark fruit and the subtle zest of orange. Hazelnut oak warmth embraces the palate, adding depth and complexity to the experience, while a delicate touch of sweet dark chocolate and the essence of ruby tobacco create a symphony of indulgence.

As the last drop caresses the tongue, a lingering sensation of brown sugar, reminiscent of warm caramel, intertwines with the essence of Anzac biscuit, evoking a sense of nostalgia and heritage. The finale reveals subtle earthy notes, reminiscent of the untamed Tasmanian wilderness, bidding farewell with a gentle reminder of the whisky’s origin, crafted with dedication by Ironhouse, a cherished family-owned business on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Their Tasmanian single malt whisky, aged in carefully selected Port barrels, embodies the essence of sophistication, craftsmanship, and unparalleled quality. It is an embodiment of the fusion between Tasmanian excellence and the Portuguese tradition, resulting in a truly remarkable spirit that is sure to tantalize even the most discerning whisky connoisseurs.

Indulge in the refined pleasure of their Tasmanian single malt Port Cask whisky, crafted by Ironhouse, a family-owned business on the East Coast of Tasmania, and allow yourself to be transported to a realm of unparalleled taste and elegance.

Craig from IronHouse took some of the team through the tasting last week along with some bonus beer tastings – IronHouse produce incredible beers and wines in addition to whisky.

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