By far the most famous of the Australian whisky producing regions is Tasmania, which boasts at least four distilleries, including The Tasmanian Distillery, which is famous for producing the award winning Sullivans Cove Australian Whisky.
This small island has some of the most pristine natural environments found anywhere in the world, even its own peat bogs, making it naturally inclined to produce some of the finest bottles of Australian whisky.
Besides The Australian Distillery, other prominent distilleries on the island include The Lark Distillery, The Nant Distillery, and Hellyers Road, who are collectively responsible for producing bottles such as the Nant Tasmanian Highland Single Malt Whisky, The Lark Distillery Cask Strength Single Cask Single Malt Whisky, and Hellyers Road Original Single Malt Whisky.
Outside of Tasmania, distilleries such as Bakery Hill, Timboon, Smith’s Angaston, and the Great Southern are responsible for producing a host of recently acclaimed whiskies including the highly popular Limeburners Infinity Solera Cask Single Malt Whisky, and Bakery Hill Cask Strength Peated Malt Single Malt Whisky.
Due to the expanding interest in Australian whisky, we can expect a growth in the number of distilleries as the demand for this prized drop increases and the current distilleries are unable to cater to this demand on their own.
Pairing Food with Australian Whisky
As Australian whisky is incredibly similar to Scotch whisky in its production method and flavour profile, it should be enjoyed in pretty much the same fashion as any other single malt from that region.
This means neat, over ice, or with a splash of water are all of the preferred methods of enjoyment. To discover some of the best bottles to have this way, consider this website.
Due to the often high price tag that accompanies most bottles of Australian whisky, and with a large number being smaller in size (500ml) than whiskies from other parts of the world (700ml), it is not recommended that they be used in cocktails that can often take away from the sublime craftsmanship present in each bottle.
If you’re someone who prefers smoother, easier drinking styles of whisky, or are looking to start your whisky journey on Australian whiskies, it is recommended that you start with a bottle of Starward Single Malt Australian Whisky, which is known for its impeccable smoothness and drinkability.
For those looking for more expression in your whisky or who possess adventurous taste buds, it is recommended you try Limeburners Infinity Solera Cask Single Malt Whisky or Lark Classic Cask Whisky, as these are whiskies known for their incredible depths of character and interesting flavour profiles that include some peat, present in the Lark Classic Cask Whisky, and raisins, spices, and citrus, present in the Limeburners Infinity Solera Cask Single Malt Whisky.