Whisky has become quite a thing in Tassie and the whisky in Burnie is worth a tasting. Burnie is an industrious town in North Tasmania. The best thing we did in Burnie was to better acquaint ourselves with the Hellyers Road Distillery.
We did the Whisky Walk and learnt lots about how this smooth remedy comes into being from its humble barley beginnings:
Which is processed through these groovy looking bits of equipment:
The good stuff is then stored like this for ageing:
Before it’s ready to be bottled:
And finally, it comes out like this:
I took quite a fancy to their coffee flavoured liqueur.
Which I tasted after the tour, whilst looking out at this view of rolling hills:
You see, whisky was the clever diversification strategy of a dairy farmer here. So, when you add beautiful Tasmanian dairy cream to the smooth and delicious alcohol coming from Hellyers’, it makes quite a nice drop.
I’ve never drunk Baileys and have always been put off by the idea of milky alcohol. I found the idea of it a tad stomach churning (pardon the dairy pun). This experience however, has changed my view. I can now understand why sipping something like this of an evening whilst cuddled up on the couch would be a splendid thing to do.
After our whisky tour we headed back to Burnie’s seaside for a fish and chip lunch and a little wander along the beach. Not a bad day, all told.
Are you partial to a nip of creamy liqueur? or whisky?
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