ust an hour from Hobart, in the mystical Central Highlands of Tasmania, is historic Nant Estate (circa 1821). Purchased by the Batt family in 2004, it continues to be lovingly and meticulously restored to its former glory. Today it is the proud home to the Nant Distilling Company, producers of the internationally renowned Nant Single Malt Whisky.
In 2012, just four years after beginning commercial production, Nant Single Malt Whisky was catapulted to global renown when Jim Murray, the world’s foremost whisky commentator, scored the Nant Single Malt Tasmanian Whisky (American Oak Bourbon Wood) 95.5 out of 100. This rarest of scores, and a place in the prestigious Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2012, saw Nant rated among the top 50 whiskies in the world for that year.
With the installation of a malting plant in 2014, Nant will be one of only a handful of distilleries in the world to grow, malt and distil its own barley to make single malt whisky.
The result will be the holy grail of single malt whiskies: Single Malt – Single Cask – Single Estate. This rare drop will be known as Nant Single Estate Malt.