Hellyers Road

Hellyers Road is a single malt whisky from Tasmania. Tasmania is considered the cradle of Australian whisky. The distillery got its name from one of the first European settlers to settle in Tasmania.

Hellyers Road Distillery

In 1825, Henry Hellyer was the first European explorer to travel in the interior of northwest Tasmania. He was chief surveyor of the Van Dieman Land company and had no more than a bull and basic tools to build a dirt road in the wild.

In the northwest of the island is the largest whisky distillery in the new Australian world of single malts, the Hellyers Road distillery. More precisely on the edge of Burnie, a small town with around 20,000 inhabitants. It owes its name, very simple and stupid, to Hellyers Road, on the side of which it was built, and which is named after the first geographer and cartographer Hellyers.

Recommendations

The 10-year-old single malt from Hellyers Road is the best-selling domestic single malt in Australia. Notes of soft caramel candies, sweet pears, orange blossom honey and the freshly grated zest of a lemon frolic in the nosing glass. The palate delivers butter cookies, sweet vanilla cream and juicy orange notes with a little cinnamon and clove spice that give way to gentle herbal notes and spicy maple syrup.

The distillery also offers peated bottlings and a Pinot Noir Finish all worth trying.

History

The prehistory is the establishment of a dairy. For this purpose, around 50 years ago, 50 proud dairy farmers came together and founded the Betta Milk Co-Operative. At the beginning of the 1990s, the then Chairman of Betta Milk had the idea of ​​a whisky production and was able to inspire his comrades for this idea. So they decided: “We are now going to do single malt”. No joke! This is what happened. The distillery was built on the dairy company’s premises, and in

1999 the first new make came out of the still. Other dates are:

2010: Hellyers Road Peated is voted the best Australian whisky by the Malt Whisky Society of Australia.

2013: Hellyers Road Pinot noir finish is named Best New World Whisky at Whisky Live in Paris

2016: Ferrand Germany becomes exclusive importer for Germany and Austria. Ralf Zindel takes on the role of Hellyers Road Brand Ambassador

Distillery Factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Hellyers Road Tasmania Australia
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1999 - Present Malt Hellyers Road Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Mark Littler Betta Milk

Hellyers Road Timeline:

1999: The first new make came out of the still

2010: Hellyers Road Peated is voted the best Australian whisky by the Malt Whisky Society of Australia.

2013: Hellyers Road Pinot noir finish is named Best New World Whisky at Whisky Live in Paris