Fannys Bay Whisky Shop
Our Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Shop
Fannys Bay Whisky
Situated in Tam O’Shanter, near Lulworth, on Tasmania’s northern windswept coastline. An artisan distillery owned by Mathew & Julie Cooper producing unique single malt whisky, matured in French oak 20 litre barrels for 24-30 months. Our whisky is natural in colour, and non-chill filtered and is enhanced by coastal influences.
ABV (alcohol by volume) “Bottle” strength is in the 40%-50%bottle range and our “Cask” strength ranges from 60%-69% cask range. Our 500ml bottles are each individually signed by Julie.
We encourage our customers to form their own opinions when it comes to tasting notes, however, these are some of our observations: –
Colour:- Deeply Rich
Nose:- Toffee Crunch mingled with stone-fruits, citrus & cinnamon overtones
Palate:- Grandma’s Christmas pudding raisins & figs with soft salty notes
Finish:- Viscous, Lingering & warm
Enjoy it with Dark Salty Chocolate – yum
Fannys Bay Distillery
Our Local Stockists
Stillwater Restaurant - Bridge Rd. Launceston
Cinco Passiones Bar – Brisbane St. Launceston
Crown Cellars Bottle Shop – Cnr Bathurst & Elizabeth Sts. Launceston
Kingsway Whisky Bar – Kingsway. Launceston
“Taste & Talk” Session
Book an appointment for a “taste & talk” session with Mathew, listen to him share his love & passion for whisky and share his journey. Please call 0431 512 006 to ensure we are open.
Allison and I had a fantastic time in Tassie for whisky week. We wanted to show our gratitude to Mathew and Julie for their hospitality in showing us around the distillery. I’ve already cracked my bourbon cask single malt that I bought and looking forward to trying many more.
Best Distillery in Tassie
Friendly & passionate hosts.
Looking forward to the peated barrel 8 months later.
Chris. Boey. Martin. Jacky. Leung. Vincent (Hong Kong)
Whiskyholic on Instagram
“Fannys Bay was to be our final distillery for this trip. Run by the lovely husband and wife duo Mathew & Julie Cooper. This was one unplanned visitation that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Situated on the windswept Northern Coast of Tasmania, Fannys Bay utilises the purest Tasmanian sea and rain water is their key ingredient. In 2014 distilling commenced and the first barrel was put down in November of that year. Today the distillery’s production is well under way with a selection of Bourbon, Port, Sherry & Pinot barrels lying in bond.
Like every other distillery we visited so far, the customer experience was top notch. We got to try an array of whiskies and also a taste of pure Tasmania sea/rain water (desalinated of course). Comparing to the local still water, it was punchier and had this kick to it. So much so I wanted to bottle one to take home!
The most impressive offering we had was the CS Port cask at 63%abv, I was expecting fire cracking mouth play but instead surprised by how mellow and wholesome the flavours were! Dare I say, it was the BEST Port cask I’ve tasted in recent memory. More content to come from this distillery. Thank you Mathew & Julie…
Keith & Gayle Cooper, Gold Coast
“A wonderful experience & whisky, thank you for sharing!
“Thank you Mat & Julie for a very interesting afternoon, and couple of great whiskies to try.
“Wonderful set up. Matthew was an amazing host, loved learning from him. Whisky is amazing!!
“Mat is fantastic and the whiskies were amazing! Great stuff. Will be back.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Fannys Bay Tasmanian Single Malt Port Cask, Barrel no.9
Distillery bottling Scored 93 points. Nose Scored 23 a dry, nose-pinching salty aroma. Almost like desiccated plums; a little grassy in part – thankfully; Taste Scored 23.5 that’s more like it: outstanding oils gang together early on to bring the most sublime marriage of concentrated prunes and mouth-peppering spices; a lovely intertwingling of austere tannin and carefree Manuka honey; Finish Scored 23 you expect major spices – and you’re not disappointed…; Overall balance and complexity Scored 23.5 there is no fannying around with this big boy… 59%. Single cask
Fannys Bay Tasmanian Malt Sherry Cask, Barrel no.8
Distillery bottling Scored 90 points. Nose Scored 22.5 far better structure than the 47% version, the fruit appearing to have substance – a concoction of under-ripe gooseberries and over-ripe greengages for a start – and a slight coconut oil to the sweetness; Taste 23 eye-watering delivery: tart yet satisfying with a few waves of intense malt filling the middle; the tannins have a brief optimum period of liquorice-led sharpness; Finish 22 a distinct sherry trifle finale, though a tad bitter late on; Overall balance and complexity 22.5 now that’s much more like it… 60% Single cask.
Overall score out of 100.
85-89.5 – Very good to excellent whiskies definitely worth buying.
90-93.5 – Brilliant
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15 Seascape Drive, Tam O’Shanter, LULWORTH. Tas 7252
Liquor Licence 81413
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Tasmanian artisan single malt whisky distillery, open Frid to Mon or by appointment, call 0431 512 006 to ensure we are available.