Hellyers Road Henry's Legacy Series Saint Valentine’s Peak Limited Edition Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

Hellyers Road Henry's Legacy Series Saint Valentine’s Peak Limited Edition Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky

$450 AUD

59.4% ABV  500 ml

The second release in the Henry’s Legacy Series.

Aged in a French Oak ex-Port cask. Named after a local landmark just south of Burnie, discovered by Henry Hellyer around 1827. This is a true collector’s item and comes complete with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and colour print of the Tasmanian landmark after which it is named.

Only 480 bottles, filled at cask strength. Cask No. 4295.02.

Official Tasting Notes

Thoughts of a rain-soaked forest canopy subside as the palate detects ripe apricot, sultana and buttery dried fruit abating to freshly baked teacake. The complexities of this single malt are as mystifying as they are alluring.

 

This product is located in Australia. 

Distillery

Hellyers Road

What distinguishes Hellyers Road from its competitors elsewhere on the island is the fact that it operates on a fully commercial basis as part of a larger business. It is by far the biggest distillery in Tasmania and the largest whisky distillery in the country with capacity to produce up to 100,000 L of spirit annually. How it got there from its somewhat pedestrian beginnings and with a name, which has nothing obviously to do with whisky, makes a fascinating story.

The buildings are modern and substantial but well positioned at a discrete distance from the neighbouring milk factory. Set against the backdrop of high mountains and bucolic green pastures a visit is rewarding for both the whisky enthusiast and the general traveler. If the latter is also a train-spotter there is the added advantage of the Burnie to Devenport line, which passes nearby within sight of the distillery café, with a regular flow of freight traffic.

Although HRD whiskies are sometimes regarded as entry level options for those wanting to get to know the Tasmanian product without too much financial strain, there are now some earlier HRD expressions which have crept into the realm of the rare and significant.