Unlike other parts of Australia, summer twilight in Tasmania is long and lingering, especially in the alpine Land of a Thousand Lakes high above the Tiers. The quest: a drink that can evoke a sense of place, a landscape. At Western Tiers Distillery, we know that it is all about staying true to the spirit: something elusive yet deeply essential. The separation of the gross from the subtle and the subtle from the gross. The balance of flavours until we have the essence. We use only the clean, pristine water which has its source above the Tiers in Tasmanian’s World Heritage Area. Our specialty botanicals are sourced from this majestic landscape.
The end result is three new, refreshing, premium Tasmanian gins inspired by the Great Western Tiers and the best traditions of Tasmanian distilling, each named after the prominent bluffs that dominate the landscape: Dry’s, Nells and Quamby – a selection of classic, sloe and perfectly flavoured gins to drink neat, on ice or mixed.
Named after the imposing Dryʼs Bluff on the Great Western Tiers escarpment, this dry gin has all the hallmark tasting notes of a classic London Dry Gin. Bright and zesty with hints of peppery spice, itʼs warm, earthy finish is truthful to its distinct terroir. Serve with a squeeze of citrus and your favourite tonic, and enjoy the scenery.
Named after the prominent Nells Bluff standing guard above the fertile floodplains of Caveside and Western Creek, this gin is quintessentially Tasmanian. Taste and smell traditional gin botanicals alongside the flavours and aromas of Tasmaniaʼs bushlands. Perfectly balanced. Resinous and rich. Distinctly Tasmanian.
Like a sentinel over Westbury, you can view spectacular Quamby Bluff throughout our peaceful valley town. Our Quamby Bluff sloe gin takes inspiration from the hedgerows around Westbury, and the areaʼs English and Irish history. Our sloe gin is reminiscent of Irish Christmasʼ past.