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1000 CASKS! 2023-whisky-vintage-update

by Evan Kipping 25 Sep 2023

In the heart of the Yarra Valley, beneath the gaze of the Dandenong ranges and the caress of the last of the cool winter winds, a milestone stirs at Hermetica Distillery. This year, as the trees started to bud and the air held the promise of the seasons changing, we proudly filled cask number 1,000. This isn’t just another cask; it stands as a testament to our ambition and dream—of sharing our adventure in Australian craft whisky with enthusiasts around the globe.

The journey to a thousand casks originated from a single, inspiring idea

Reflecting upon the past seven years, we are enveloped in a feeling of deep gratitude and awe. Our inaugural vintage of whisky has reached a graceful maturity, and as we approach the moment to empty it, a mix of anticipation and nostalgia fills the air. Every moment at Hermetica is a tangible reminder of the relentless dedication, countless hours, and unwavering belief that have been the foundation of our distillery's story.

Nestled amidst the pristine cool climate and natural beauty of Victoria, the Hermetica Distillery benefits from the unique environmental conditions of the region. The climate of the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley plays a pivotal role in the ageing process of our whisky, impacting its flavor profile and character. Ageing is a crucial aspect of whisky production, allowing the spirit to absorb the nuances of the wood cask and the ambient environment, achieving a depth and complexity that is unattainable otherwise. Time, patience, and the rhythmic dance of the seasons contribute to the maturation of our whisky, resulting in a harmonious balance between the spirit and its surroundings.

As we continue to explore the myriad possibilities the future holds, our vision remains unaltered—to craft and share whiskies that embody the spirit of adventure and dedication. Every bottle that leaves our distillery is more than a mere beverage; it is a narrative, a journey, an open invitation to explore the unknown.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for being an integral part of our unfolding story. Here's to embracing the countless milestones that lie ahead and the shared moments of discovery and connection.

Stay Spirited.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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