A rare experience for guests to join distillers from the industry in what promises to be a most memorable 48 hours, based in and around Ratho Farm at Bothwell; an 1822 property with modernised former convict-built barns and stables for 44 guests.
When: Friday 4th — Sunday 6th August
Where: Ratho Farm, Bothwell
Time: 3:00 pm (04/08) — 3:00 pm (06/08)
Cost: $695 per person
Pax: Limited to 40 people
Visiting Belgrove, Nant, Redlands and Sullivans Cove Distilleries.
Beginning on Friday afternoon, you will be transported to one of the most unique whisky distilleries in the world to meet some of the distilling team behind the paddock-to-bottle Belgrove Distillery. You’ll meet assistant-distiller Peter on site as he shows us where they grow the rye for harvest, Belgrove’s infamous malting machine and Peter Bignell’s self-built still. A genuine reminder that whisky has, and always will be, a product from the land. Aperitifs, whiskies and liquors for tasting and purchase.
Arriving at Ratho Farm, Bothwell later that evening, a 3-course home-cooked dinner will be prepared by our host and property owner Greg Ramsay, who will share with us his vision for the property, the stories held within and its place in the Tasmanian whisky landscape while guests enjoy select whisky tastings followed by fortified wines on the veranda and the opportunity to purchase bottles.
Saturday lunchtime sees us depart for a distillers luncheon at the neighbouring Nant distillery for a full tour, tastings and a fabulous lunch. Later that day, the opportunity for a round of golf at Australia’s oldest golf course back at Ratho Farm, for those who like to combine a little golf with their whisky.
Late Sunday morning after a sizeable Ratho breaky we will depart Ratho Farm for Sullivans Cove distillery, the 2014 winner of The Worlds Best Single Malt Whisky! This is a unique opportunity afforded only to those embarking on the Ratho Farm Whisky Weekend, to get a rare insight into the goings on inside Sullivans Cove distillery.
The Ratho Farm Tasmanian Highlands Whisky Weekend transport departs from Hobart, Brooke Street Pier, 3:00 pm Friday, August 4th and returns to the Brooke Street Pier, 3:00 pm Sunday, August 6th.
Price includes all accommodation, tours and beverages at each distillery, all meals and transfers, golf fees and entertainment. Please note further drinks at Ratho Farm outside of meals is not included as part of the package, but can be purchased on tour at the customer’s expense. Ratho Farm can offer our guests running tab facilities, please request on arrival. For further information please contact Ratho Farm directBook