William McHenry Distillery rests on the side of Mount Arthur and is located on the Tasman Peninsula. The purest air can be found in this part of the world. The cold air wraps around the globe on the latitude 43°, leaving South America without crossing another land mass, until it eventually finds its way to the southern tip of Tasmania some 17,000km later. In that time the cold air and wave whipped ocean have stripped out all but the distant memory of man’s influence.
McHenry Distillery is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery and with its family heritage makes it the southernmost family run distillery in the world. Its southern location takes advantage of the cool-moist-maritime environment, giving the maturing spirit the right conditions to make the most of its time in the wooden barrels. The property also has its own abundant pure spring water which becomes the heart of the developing spirit.