HELLYERS ROAD WHISKY DISTILLERY – Take the road less travelled
While it might help to be a devotee of fine whisky, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a visit
to the Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie is an experience that can only be enjoyed by
those who imbibe in the pleasures of a crisp, clean single malt spirit.
Hellyers Road Distillery has welcomed thousands of visitors to its Interpretation Centre,
retail shop and café since opening in 2006. The business is centered on the production of
one of Australia’s very best boutique whisky brands but the overall experience of a visit
offers so much more.
The fully guided ‘Whisky Walk’ takes you on a sensory and educational tour of the
facility which reveals the heritage that provided inspiration for the brand plus a hands
on opportunity to see how Hellyers Road Whisky is distilled and matured. You’ll even
get right amongst the original American Oak casks that have become the decade long
domicile of this delightful single malt indulgence. A unique aspect of the walk includes
the opportunity to taste some cask strength whisky and pour and wax-seal your very own
bottle, which comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity!
Following the Whisky Walk it is almost mandatory to pause at the purpose built Tasting
Counter to sample the subtle finesse of Hellyers Road products, including whisky, vodka
and their ever so smooth Whisky Cream – served responsibly, of course.
Hellyers Road Distillery Whisky Walks are available daily at 11am, 2pm and 3pm with
each tour taking approximately 45 minutes. Bookings are recommended.
Stay on afterwards for a superb meal at the adjoining licensed Distillery Café and enjoy
an extensive menu with dishes sourced from the best local, fresh produce available.
There’s also an extensive selection of hot and cold beverages, headlined by the Hellyers
Road range. The food is delightful, the prices very reasonable and the views over tranquil
Emu Valley are alone worth a visit.
If you are visiting the Burnie region make sure you become one of the many to have
enjoyed ‘the road less travelled’ at Hellyers Road Distillery.
For more information visit: www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au