The story of Hellyers Road is as unlikely as it is rewarding. A story of restless hearts and pioneers.
Built on land that in 1827 Hellyers Road was carved out by Henry Hellyer, an explorer and cartographer who, according to local legend, had little more than a bullock gang and the most basic of tools. The distillery now named in his honour was founded by a group of dairy farmers. These dairy farmers knew their environment was perfect for sourcing ingredients of purity and quality. And like Henry Hellyer, they too had the patience and tenacity to persevere. The Hellyers Road story is one of foresight, determination, and dedication, inspired by Henry’s spirit to create global award-winning single malt whiskies that capture the very taste and character of Tasmania.
An easy 30-minute drive from Devonport ,with breath-taking views over some of the nation’s best pastoral lands and the inspiring Emu Valley, Hellyers Road Visitor Centre is open daily from 1000 to 1630, (except public holidays). Enjoy our Whisky Walk – a guided tour of the distillery, where you can bottle and wax seal your own Hellyers Road Distiller’s Choice whisky – complete with signed Certificate of Authenticity. Bookings for the Whisky Walk are recommended.
Following the tour you can sample a range of Hellyers single malts, and whisky cream liqueurs– or enjoy a wonderful meal or coffee in the cafe. Even if you are not a whisky lover, a visit to Hellyers Road Distillery is a fascinating experience and insight into how one of the world’s emerging whisky brands continues to pioneer!