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Tas Whisky Week - The Great Eastern Whisky Weekend

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The Great Eastern Whisky Weekend marks the commencement of Tas Whisky Week 2024 in style.

Over two memorable nights, guests are immersed in the world and camaraderie of Tasmanian distilleries with the unparalleled allure of Tasmania's East Coast.

The gathering will epitomise a Tasmanian Whisky Convergence, a celebration where the cardinal directions converge over a shared love of whisky: East, West, North, and South.

The featured distilleries and their respective maestros are as follows:

South – Kristy Lark-Booth and Killara Distillery

North – Chris Condon and Launceston Distillery

West – David Debattista and Hellyers Road Distillery

East – Michael Briggs and Ironhouse Distillery

The weekend's proceedings will be overseen by a whisky figure familiar to some in Tasmania: Mr. Mark W Teague, as his alter ego WhiskyisMyJam.

With a select capacity of only 35 guests, an exclusive atmosphere is curated to fully engage with the distillers and charming hospitality of your hosts.

The program includes a series of ‘mini’ events, hosted by each distillery offering guests an intimate opportunity to delve deeper into their chosen spirits. Expect hikes with a dram, beach side activities, live music by one Tasmania’s best blues artists Pete Cornelius & Band, gourmet catering by Season and Fire culminating in a grand dinner held in the atmospheric bonding room. 

Beyond the tasting sessions, Ironhouse Distillery will unveil an exclusive on-site store dedicated to showcasing the products of the participating distilleries, granting guests the chance to take home their favourite bottle of spirits.

Our ambition is to infuse this event with the distinct charm of Tasmania's East Coast, drawing inspiration from the region's rich history and iconic landmarks surrounding Ironhouse Distillery and the idyllic White Sands Estate.

We look forward to creating unforgettable memories during this once-in-a-lifetime weekend to kick off Tas Whisky Week 2024!


Friday, August 2nd

Recommended Departure

**From Hobart** - 3-hour trip via the scenic Great Eastern Drive

**From Launceston** - 2-hour trip through the picturesque Fingal Valley countryside

**4:00 PM**

- Welcome to TWW 2024 in the ocean-view tasting room

- Enjoy cocktails and canapés

- Overview of the weekend and introductions to your hosts

- Short tour of Ironhouse Brew house and Distillery

**7:00 PM**

- Gourmet grazing with matching Boilermakers from Ironhouse & Killara Distillery in the tasting room

- Followed by a movie night featuring a special guest Whisky, Movie related trivia and prizes presented by "Whisky is My Jam"

Saturday, August 3rd

**8:00 AM**

- Breakfast with a distiller

- Choice of morning cocktails, specially crafted by Ironhouse for the event

**Late Morning**

- Free time

- Opening of exclusive event-only bottleshop, featuring yet-to-be-released whiskies

**11:00 AM**

- Bus departs to the iconic Paddy’s Head Mountain.


- Lunch & drams at the base of Paddy’s Head

- Whisky-glazed roast rolls from local producer Josh of Sugar Ant Ridge, paired with a distiller

**After Lunch**

- Climb Paddy’s Head, enjoy a dram and views of the Fingal Valley at the halfway point

- Option to continue to the peak with Spillzy of Ironhouse for panoramic East Coast views and potential surprises

Please note: This hike can be arduous so plenty of time is given for all guests to come along, but a level of fitness will be required towards the top due to steep rocky terrain.

**Late Afternoon**

- Return to Ironhouse by bus

- Refresh in rooms, then a quick beer in the tasting room, followed by a walk to McIntyres Beach

- Welcome to Country ceremony by the Palawa people

- Ceremony concludes with a seaside dram from a distiller and local oysters as the sun sets over the mountains (dress warmly)

**7:00 PM**

- Dinner in the transformed Reddened Bonding Room of Ironhouse Distillery

- Drams from all distillers with short talks about each serving

- Meal prepared by chef and brewer Jimi Anderson of Season and Fire

- Live performance by renowned local blues musicians Pete Cornelius & Band

- Bonfire drinks under the Eastern Tasmanian night sky

Sunday, August 4th

**8:00 AM**

- Breakfast with a choice of morning cocktails, crafted by Ironhouse for the event

- Late check-out and last chance to purchase from the exclusive pop-up shop

Tickets are all-inclusive of accommodation at the Oceanside Villas at White Sands Estate, food, drinks, entertainment, activities and lots of fun!

For special requirements and information please contact White Sands Estate directly.

Please note: some activities are weather dependent, and specific itinerary times for the event are to be used as a guide only.

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