Belgrove Distillery was founded by Peter Bignell sixth generation Tasmanian farmer. Belgrove Distillery is the first rye distillery in Australia. Located North of Hobart Belgrove Distillery is THE ONLY BIO-FUEL POWERED STILL IN THE WORLD. The farming and distillery equipment is all powered by bio-fuel, which is recycled cooking oil that Peter collects from local businesses. The residual pulp from the distilling process is fed to Peter's sheep who in turn provide fertiliser for the next crop of rye.
Belgrove Distillery is one of few whisky distilleries in the world that is paddock to bottle, which means all of the grain is grown on site, harvested, distilled, aged and bottled at the Distillery location.
Peter constructed the copper pot still that he uses with his own hands. Peter also reconditions and chars his own barrels for ageing whisky himself.
Peter has a passion for producing Australia's finest Rye Whisky. We are all excited by his innovation and ideas for his future releases.
Location Kempton, Tasmania, Australia (-42.503176, 147.176086)
Still Information 700L Copper Pot Still - Direct Fire (Powered by bio-fuel)