Hellyers Road

‘Into the Unknown’.

Founded in 1999 by a group of dairy farmer families from Burnie in Tasmania, whose bold belief that the wild and remote North-West Tasmania was the perfect environment to create globally award winning whisky, Hellyers Road began unconventionally - and this restless spirit still lives on today. 

The whisky distillery takes its name from the spirit of its location and origins. A physical ‘Hellyers Road’ once ran right through the middle of where the distillery now sits. A road surveyed in 1820 by one of the first Europeans to boldly explore and survey the rugged, remote North-West Tasmania - surveyor, cartographer & explorer, Henry Hellyer.

The Hellyers Road dairy farmer founders shared a parallel restless spirit to the explorer’s quest to journey into the unknown. Beckoned by the awe of Tasmania’s North-West wildernes and knowing that the quality and taste of their milk was so impressive, the dairy farmers knew the climate and water of remote North-West Tasmania lent itself perfectly to a bold and wild single malt whisky. And as self-professed lovers of whisky themselves, they didn’t need to be convinced to venture without fear into the unknown.

In just 22 short years, Hellyers Road has become the largest boutique distillery in Australia, exporting to over 20 countries worldwide.

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Film Director: Michael Dole
Executive Producer: Annika Johansson