Redlands Estate releases “paddock-to-bottle” whisky

Redlands Estate Distillery has released the Southern Hemisphere’s first paddock-to-bottle single malt whisky.

The ABC reports that Redlands grows, processes and distils its own barley for the new product, with the new whisky released yesterday.

According to Redlands’ website, the first release bottles were available by a silent auction last night.

Spokesman Robbie Gilligan said that Tasmania’s temperate climate was ideal for whisky production, and being the only company offering such a whisky would set Redlands apart.

The state’s whisky business has been growing strongly in reputation and output lately. At the end of this year there will be 20 distilleries in the state, according to the ABC, with this number only 10 at the beginning of 2014.

The World Whisky Awards held in March saw the state’s Bill Lark of Lark Distillery inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame and Sullivans Cove named Craft Distiller of The Year.