Located just north of Hobart, Belgrove Distillery was founded by Peter Bignell, a sixth generation Tasmanian farmer. Belgrove Distillery is the first rye distillery in Australia, and is the only bio-fueled distillery in the world. This means that all the farming and distillery equipment 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. This 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 (42.5342° S, 147.2005° E)
Still Information 700L Copper Pot Still - Direct Fire (Powered by bio-fuel)