A Journey into Whiskey
A first for the Hunter Valley, Tower Whiskey Distillery offers hosted tasting experiences of their initial release Single Cask, Single Malt Whiskeys – a range of whiskeys distilled, aged and bottled on-site at the distillery.
Guests can enjoy the Whiskey Flight or the Discovery Experience including learning about the process of whiskey distillation and ageing.
"Our journey into whiskey started as I was keen to get into spirits and distilling. After researching, I realised that whiskey perfectly ties together all aspects of the business (beer, wine, spirits and beef) and the Hope venture of farm to table,” said owner Michael Hope.
“To make whiskey wash (the base of whiskey) we use the brewery, then the spent grain is used to feed our Angus cattle that we are breeding here on site which gives us our beef component. Then to age our whiskey, it needs to be aged in barrels, and traditionally you use a lot of wine barrels which is something we have plenty of, so I have used a combination of barrels to age the whiskey.
“So, to me the whiskey is the ultimate experience that ties the whole business together."
You can find Tower Whiskey Distillery on the corner of Halls and Broke Roads in Pokolbin or visit www.towerwhiskeydistillery.com.au.