Hillwood Private Barrel No 11 ex-Pinot Noir Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Special Bottling # 8 by MyWhiskyJourneys

$350 AUD

63.4% ABV  500ml

This was the first ever – and indeed so far the only – private barrel filled at Tamar Valley Distillery under its Hillwood brand name. This whisky matured in a very special ex- Pinot Noir 25L cask from the estate of the celebrated Tasmanian wine maker, Josef Chromey. It was filled on 16 July 2018 and bottled on 12 August 2020, yielding 38 units.

Each numbered and signed bottle comes encased in a hand-made wooden framed presentation, along with a numbered and signed copy of the pen and ink drawing of Hillwood Distillery by the artist, Rachael Morrice-Bower.


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One of a growing number of distilleries in the north of the island, Hillwood takes its name from a local lightly populated residential area just off the East Tamar Highway, some 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston. It is a truly family endeavour and possibly a unique one in that the distillery was designed, built, and is now owned and operated by triplet brothers with their father, Paul Herron, pressed into service on retirement as their volunteer distiller, and their uncle, Paul’s brother, being the visiting cooper. The three adult sons play different key roles at the distillery whilst having other work commitments elsewhere. The original plan had been to name the establishment “Tamar Valley Distillery” but this ran into nomenclature issues in that that name refers to an extensive geographic area well beyond the distillery’s shadow. Not yet on the Whisky Trail, but occasional visitors are received through prior appointment.