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Hartshorn Distillery is a new Tasmanian micro distillery making boutique batches of Vodka and Gin from our own sheep whey. We are the first in the world to create this unique product.
We are proud to be the smallest distillery in Australia making small 10 bottle batches using a 50L glass column still. Each bottle and label is hand painted by head distiller Ryan so you can display it proudly amongst your collection. All of our spirits are unfiltered meaning you can enjoy a spirit with more character and complexity.
Ryan and his family run Grandvewe Cheeses in Birchs Bay located deep in Tasmania’s south. When making cheese, the whey is often discarded and put to little use. Ryan has spent the last two years discovering how to turn the complex sugars held within the whey protein and convert them into a basic sugars to then ferment into alcohol and eventually distil. The resulting distillate has a delicately sweet bouquet and extremely smooth finish, thanks to the dairy influence and traditional aging methods.
Tell us three things about your drinks and what makes them unique?
All my spirits are made from Sheep whey making me the only sheep Whey distillery in the world. We also just won best vodka of Australia at the World Vodka Awards 2017.
Do you have a favourite Cheese pun?
Where there’s a will there’s a Whey
Hard or Soft?
Best cheese and booze match ever?
Vodka and Manchego or Oaked Vodka and Blue cheese
Funniest cheese making experience?
A customer read one of my bottles and thought it said “Sheep Wee Vodka”