Whisky: Variety is the Key - The Mercury September 4th 2016
Variety is the spice of life
by PAUL CARTER aka The Whisky Wannabe, Food & Wine article, The Mercury September 4, 2016
IT is written: Dads shall not live by Tasmanian whisky alone. One of the best ways to appreciate and understand Tassie whisky is to drink other whiskies. I’ve dedicated my life to it.
I can report there’s plenty of scope to enjoy fabulous whisky in the $80 to $150 price range, below the entry point of most local whiskies. These bottles can be viewed as educational as well as a prudent budgetary balance to any cabinet including Tassie whisky.
Pop into Hobart’s Destination Cellars on Barrack St for a chat with owner Todd Morrison. He started out trying to sell only Tasmanian whisky but he couldn’t get enough supply. That forced him to look elsewhere.
“The scarcity of Tasmanian whisky led to us explore the whole world of whisky,” said Morrison, who now has Tasmania’s widest range of whisky and gins at destinationcellars.com.au
Todd has just taken delivery of a shipment of Scandinavian whiskies, adding to his fascinating and bespoke selection of Scottish, Irish, Japanese, American bourbon and New World whiskies.
“We’ve got a 23-year-old bottle of New Zealand whisky for $175 – that’s about as old as the Tasmanian whisky industry,” he said.
“Our average spend is about $100 but we have a number of really good whiskies at under $100, and we have bottles costing $1300.”