Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil's Share by Bernard Lloyd »

With a foreword by pioneer distiller, Bill Lark

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<i>Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil's Share</i> by Bernard Lloyd

Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil's Share by Bernard Lloyd [©Tas Food Books]


Redrawing the boundaries of Tasmania into five districts and journeying across each one, over five years writer Bernard Lloyd visited every Tasmanian distillery, to discover their distinctive and innovative ways of Tasmanian whisky making. What a job!

Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil's Share is the result of his pioneering road trip and shows how Tasmania’s native peats and barley strains, its climate and its water, together with its people - farmers, scientists, masters, brewers, distillers, coppersmiths, coopers, lawmakers, excise officers and brand ambassadors - combine to make the island’s world-renowned whisky spirit.

The book also features

  • Tasmanian whisky districts: maps and guides
  • The inner workings of every Tasmanian whisky distillery explained by each distiller
  • Tasmania’s whisky ingredients
  • Whisky tasting notes from expert tasters
  • Images of rare Tasmanian whisky bottles and their labels
  • The discovery of Australia’s oldest whisky (25 years) still in the barrel
  • Archival records and never-seen-before images of Australia’s first colonial whisky distilleries and their departed spirits
  • Emerging Tasmanian distilleries
  • Colourful stories of colonial and contemporary whisky devils, bootleggers, rapscallions, moonshiners, crooks and scoffers
  • An Australian-wide 'Where to Try and Buy Tasmanian Whisky' section

Tasmanian Whisky: The Devil's Share by Bernard Lloyd is published by Tas Food Books (Hobart, Tas; Nov 2017; Hb, full colour; 384pp; RRP $54.95). Available at good bookstores and directly from the publisher »

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