|Rolling out the barrel at Redlands.|
“Whisky produced at Redlands Estate uses malt grown, steeped, malted, kilned, mashed, fermented and distilled on site, and water from the Plenty River flowing through the property,” Senator Farrell said. “The redevelopment is creating a distillery and visitor centre that provides for whisky tasting and cellar door sales, while showcasing heritage-listed buildings that date to the 1850s.”
Redlands Estate owners Peter and Elizabeth Hope and their family have developed stage one of
the project with the help of a $110,000 grant from the Federal Government. The funding assisted in renovating the historic estate’s old granary buildings, establishing a traditional floor malting room and upgrading historic stone stables to house the distillery showroom and cellar door.
About 30 employment opportunities were created during the construction phase of the project, which is expected to lead to up to five full time ongoing positions and three ongoing casual positions.
The Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams MHR, congratulated everyone involved with the development of the distillery. “It’s been a pleasure watching this project take shape, from the initial talks of development, to being here today to see the distillery complete and operational,” Mr Adams said. “The opening of the distillery is a milestone for tourism in Tasmania, and I can see that Redlands will prove to be a valuable tourism asset for the state for many years to come.”