Launceston Private Sherry Barrel No 05/2016 Cask Matured Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky MyWhiskyJourneys Special Bottling # 6

$255 AUD

45.5 % ABV

500 ml

This was an early private barrel filled by Launceston Distillery in July 2016, as part of the distillery’s Second Offer to those interested in investing in their own 20L cask.

The mature whisky was bottled nearly three years later under their Limited Edition label. The cask yielded 20 bottles at cask strength and 21 at 45.5% ABV, both of which are available exclusively on the MWJ website.

The Cratur Whisky Investment Trust, which owned the barrel and subsequently these scarce bottles, has generously agreed to make some of them available to MWJ. This cask matured version at 45.5% ABV is MWJ Special Bottling No 6.


This product is located in Australia.


Launceston Distillery

Aviation and whisky do not typically go hand-in-hand, but at Launceston Distillery they are intertwined. The distillery resides in Hangar 17, the former Ansett facility at Launceston Airport in Northern Tasmania, and is a fully functioning malt whisky distillery in the Scottish tradition. Its location makes it a natural gateway to the Tasmanian Whisky Trail if you are starting in the North, or the last place to visit if you are exiting the island through Launceston Airport.

Launceston Distillery was the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds, including former brewers and distillers. They have a clear vision of producing only whisky whilst reflecting the rich aviation heritage of their location as part of the visitor experience. An open floor plan allows the Head Distiller’s Highland terrier, Angus, to scour the hangar while production is running at full capacity. Chris Condon has a background in pharmaceuticals but then turned his attention to brewing (at Boag’s – where else) and ultimately to distilling, becoming founding distiller at Nant (from 2008 to 2011) before returning to his hometown to help found Launceston Distillery.

Launceston whisky is a handcrafted, small batch product using traditional ingredients and experienced craftsmanship. Everything happens under the roof of Hangar 17 – even the maturation. This is single malt whisky which has been matured in Bourbon or Australian port and sherry casks and reduced to 46% ABV although there are also occasional special releases at cask strength.