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Sullivans Cove pays homage to rich Australian history with new distillery, museum and cellar door

The new history focused designed distillery by Australian whisky distillery Sullivans Cove will create new job opportunities for the hospitality industry. It will be the first time in more than seven years since Sullivans has operated out of its original birth place.

Sullivans Cove Distillery stood at an old Gasworks site at Huon Quays in Sullivans Cove, Hobart for a decade since it was founded in 1994. The distillery moved to Cambridge in 2004 where it combined its production, cellar door and storage, drawing in tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Now, it has plans to return to the Hobart waterfront where managing director Adam Sable believes it can make significant waves in the industry.

Sable said: “Huon Quays isn’t just a picturesque location for us to create a world-class distillery and visitor experience. It’s much more significant. In relocating back to the Hobart waterfront at Sullivans Cove, we are coming home to where our story began almost three decades ago.”

The development will involve the construction of a new, architecturally significant and sustainable building as a permanent home for the whisky production and will also include the restoration of the century-old Drill Hall for the brand experience, museum and cellar door.

When finished, the new venue will not only house the current 30 staff on the books but will also create additional positions in its distilling and hospitality areas.

Head Distiller Heather Tillott said that the team’s focus on the quality of its spirit above all else will remain paramount at every stage of the relocation saying:

“This move enables us to not only keep doing what we’re doing, but to keep doing it better,” she said. “A move like this will be done delicately and mindfully from a production perspective, to ensure we keep the particular essence of our spirit which makes us who we are.”

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