Past Releases

Check the list below for descriptions of our various limited and historical releases from years past. This is not a comprehensive list, but we'll endeavour to keep it updated and accurate.

Winter Feast

2015 - Present

Every year we do an extremely limited run of bottles for the Dark Mofo festival, available exclusively at our Winter Feast food festival stand. In 2018, we produced 82 bottles, a combination of small amounts from over 200 different casks ranging from 8 to 18 years old and from various cask styles and sizes. Our 2017 Edition produced 80 bottles, 54 bottles in 2016, and only 49 in 2015.

Product info
  • WF2018
  • 82 Bottles
  • 55.9% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml
  • $350

Privately Owned Casks

Ongoing

Whenever you see a dark red label like this, you're looking at a bottle of Sullivans Cove whisky that came from a privately owned cask. The majority of these were bottled as part of our Cellarmaster programme (no longer running), during which we invited fans of Sullivans to purchase a 20L cask that we would age for 2 years and then bottle for them. These casks cost between $4,250 to $4,800 and produced approximately 25 bottles each. While these smaller casks have produced some cracking whisky, they are quite different from our usual releases, which are aged for between 9 and 18 years in 200 and 300 litre casks. Also, because these casks are privately owned, they have not been through our usual tasting evaluation prior to bottling, and were not authorised by Sullivans Cove for retail sale, although of course what the owners decide to do with their bottles is up to them.

Product info
  • Single Cask
  • Variable ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Independent Bottlings

Ongoing

From time to time, independent bottlings of whisky produced at Sullivans Cove Distillery become available on the market. These may be whiskies which have been sold in bulk at a young age and matured in another location, moved to different casks for finishing, blended with other whiskies or purchased already matured. These are not distillery endorsed releases. Examples include Indefatigable 1812, Corowa, Heartwood and The Exile. See the vendors for further info on each release.

Manifesto

2015

A very special release that produced only two 1.8 litre decanters containing a mixture of Sullivans Cove's most highly awarded whiskies, including a portion of cask HH0525, winner of the World's Best Single Malt Whisky award in 2014. The decanters themselves were hand-blown by a Tasmanian glass artist, and presented in a locally hand-crafted Huon Pine presentation box lined with doe skin.

Product info
  • 2 decanters produced
  • 1800ml
  • $10,000
  • 47.9% ALC/VOL

Wooden Boat Festival

2009

Bottled as a special release for the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival in 2009, this bottling was made up of various 8yo casks and cask samples.

Product info
  • 312 Bottles
  • 43% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Sydney to Hobart

2008

An 8 year old bottled specially for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race. A 500 litre barrel was filled with matured 8YO American Oak & French Oak Sullivans Cove. Then a 15 litre barrel was filled from the 500L barrel, taken to Sydney and bolted into the hull of Scandia; a maxi competing in the race that year. On arrival at Hobart we were waiting at Constitution dock where we removed the barrel, took it back to the distillery, added it back into the 500 litre barrel and bottled it on the spot. It was sold around the dock and through the distillery over the following weeks. We tried the same thing over the next two years however Scandia did not make it to Hobart either time, a broken canting keel stopped it the second race and a broken mast the third race, making the 2008 edition the only successful version of this bottling, and a real collectors item.

Product info
  • 936 Bottles
  • 43% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Franklin River Single Malt

2004/2005

A very limited release from the third group of owners, including Patrick Maguire, who took over the business in 2004 and raised it to its current standards, Franklin River Single Malt was a bottling of the only leftover whiskies from the original ownership that was of acceptable quality to Pat and his crew. Reminiscent of a young Sullivans Cove Double Cask, this very rare whisky is actually pretty good stuff.

Product info
  • Unknown number of bottles produced
  • 40% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Millenium Gold

2000

Released in 2000 to celebrate the turn of the millennium, Millennium Gold would have been aged for no more than three years in either an un-charred virgin American Oak barrel, or an ex-boubon barrel.

Product info
  • Unknown number of bottles produced
  • 40% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Sullivans Cove Second Release

1999-2003

Released by the second ownership group of Sullivans Cove (Highland Holdings), this bottling was similar to the original Sullivans Cove, although some would have been slightly older. Mostly aged in 300L, un-charred virgin American oak casks.

Product info
  • Unknown number of bottles produced
  • 40% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml

Original Sullivans Cove

1997-1999

The first ever release under the Sullivans Cove name, this whisky would have been at least two years old, but no more than six. Mostly aged in 300L, un-charred virgin American Oak barrels, at least some of it was distilled at the original distillery site at the old brick works on Sullivans Cove. Produced under the original ownership of the brand, well before Patrick came along to save it, the liquid in these bottles leaves quite a bit to be desired.

Product info
  • Unknown number of bottles produced
  • 40% ALC/VOL
  • 700ml