Distillery growing towards exciting future

Press Release: 5 July 2018

Acclaimed Tasmanian whisky distillery, The Nant Distillery, is taking firm steps to increase production volumes and develop its distillery site into a must visit experience for whisky lovers.

The distillery, located on the historic Nant Estate in Bothwell, will nearly double its production capacity in 2018 to meet demand for the handcrafted drop that sells for up to $400 for a 500ml bottle.

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Head distiller Jack Sellers said the expansion was welcome among the loyal staff after the difficulties experienced prior to Australian Whisky Holdings purchasing the brand, property and production assets from liquidators 18-months-ago.

“The demand for our whisky has never waned and we are so pleased to be getting on with improving our production facilities and making our site a must see for locals and tourists to the Central Highlands,” he said.

“The first stage includes the installation of two new 3000 litre fermenters, and new support infrastructure, which will be housed in the back of the current distillery.

“Tasmanian Firm Vos Constructions is putting the finishing touches on stage one of the project and we expect to increase our production volume from around eight barrels per week to approximately 14 barrels per week.

“The mash tun which is currently upstairs in the old mill will be moved to the back of the existing distillery to make our production processes more efficient.

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Photo credit: Anne Gigney

Jacqueline