William McHenry & Sons

William McHenry & Sons, Port Arthur: Address, Phone Number, William McHenry & Sons Reviews: 4.5/5

William McHenry & Sons
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McH
9 contributions
May 2022
Three of us on a whisky mission from Queensland visited McHenry today (Monday). Our host Siobhan (hope hers is the Irish spelling) was very friendly and informative. She introduced us to a very nice range of whiskies, and a gin or two as well, and provided lots of background about the distillery and the drams. Couldn't resist buying some. Highly recommended.
Written 23 May 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia6,046 contributions
Mar. 2022
We had purchased a bottle of Federation Gin at Salamanca Markets, enjoyed a few samples and decided to visit the distillery when in Port Arthur. Although raining, we enjoyed the drive along Radnor Road, a gravel track leading to the distillery which is located in a bush clearing. A couple of other cars parked, occupants still inside. We parked and decided to wait until the rain abated. There was no sign of any activity around the buildings, one of the other vehicles departed and after a further 15 minutes or so we followed. Returned to the Salamanca markets on 16th April, some more tastings and this time a bottle of Sloe Gin. Disappointed that we missed the distillery but the markets a reasonable substitute to enjoy tastings especially if not driving.
Written 27 April 2022
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mdm1972
Port Douglas, Australia485 contributions
Oct. 2021
We visited McHenry for a private distillery tour, flying in with Tasmania Air Tours on their Squirrel Helicopter – dropping through the misty morning clouds into the hill top distillery, landing next to their fresh water spring. Our Host Charlie was waiting to drive us down the hill to the main distillery buildings.
We strolled leisurely around the distillery buildings, learning about not only their Whiskey (my passion) making processes, but also Gin and Vodka. We met virtually the entire (small) team who were all friendly, including the slightly shy owner Bill McHenry, who kindly autographed some of our purchases.
Charlie took paced the tour and knowledge to our specific needs, and was an excellent host, sharing some brilliant behind the scenes stories of the distillery.
We finished our time (about 1.5-2 hours) with a very relaxed tasting, resulting in well over half a dozen bottles and sets purchased, which McHenry kindly freighted home for us (no charge). It arrived all carefully packed, with the individual boxes protected inside.
Can’t recommend the tour and tasting enough, and do recommend you try their Whiskeys, Gin and Vodka, in addition to some excellent whiskey’s I was particularly taken with their Sloe Gin.
Great job guys – we felt like one of the family when we left.
This is what Tasmania is all about!
Written 1 November 2021
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Sophie
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May 2021 • Friends
Wonderful people! Great prices! Awesome cheese board to pair with gin and whisky. Absolutely worth the drive.
Written 4 May 2021
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,371 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Solo
Nice little gravel road detour from main road winds up to this clearing in the bush on a hill. Pleasant shed and nature scene to sample the distillery gins on an alfresco deck ($10 for 3 glasses & quality Fever Tree side tonic). Enjoyed the experience.
Tried their more exotic gin varieties yet wisely chose to takeaway their awarded London Classic (excellent).
Written 28 March 2021
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geraldine157
Hobart, Australia260 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Friends
2 klms off the main road. Great Gin and Whiskey tasting, $10 for 3 tastings of your choice. Was very busy only 1 person working in the shop serving drinks making coffee and cheese platters. We ordered cheese and the table next to us ordered coffee neither of us got our orders. Would really benefit from extra person working there. No prices on the items that were for sale and hardly any of their spirits for sale. This could be an amazing business but really lacking basic customer service. Such a shame.
Written 28 December 2020
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,512 contributions
Nov. 2020
Made the effort to track down the dirt road to this distillery but did not feel welcome at all. There was only one staff member present and 3-4 groups of people. He spent all his time with one couple to the exclusion of others.
I am sure the gin is delightful but we did not hang around to find out. Found other distilleries on the peninsula where we were welcomed.
Written 23 November 2020
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paulinep215
Kiama Downs511 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Loved this find. I’m not a Gin lover but after trying the samples here I loved it so much I bought the old English sloe gin and the butterfly gin! Yummy. Nice as a shot or with tonic water. Tried a few others but loved these. Very informative young lady who helped me to find exactly what taste suited me. Thank you highly recommended.
Written 13 March 2020
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Sarah P
Wynyard, Australia18 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
After a long drive down an unmade road we were welcomed by a lovely young lad who explained the product range and offered us a tasting. We are Whisky lovers so had a $10 tasting of their Whisky to start and took stools at the tasting table.
Another 2 couples came into the cellar door so we settled while the young lad welcomed them. Enter then ‘Mark’ announcing himself to one of the other couples as one of the ‘key guys’. I stood to get a glass of water from the end of the bench and walked back to my stool (all my phone wallet and Whisky was still there) I turned to sit as Mark offered the new entrant my stool which was literally in front of me, as I was about to sit!! She sat, he continued. I had to lean over to get my stuff and we left.
We intended to taste and buy however the ignorance and rudeness shown by one of the ‘key guys’ meant we left after 1 Whisky tasting with a bad taste in our mouth🤔 rethink your approach Mark it was shocking !
Written 3 January 2020
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Susan H
Canberra, Australia68 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
A really nice place with great people and great gin. Kids played with no problems and tastings very reasonably priced. Really enjoyed the trip here.
Written 20 December 2019
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