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It’s All About The Oak

We work closely with our cooperage, Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage to ensure a quality portfolio of casks.

Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage (TTC) was founded by John Ibrahim, one of the Co-Founders of Shene Distillery. The Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage has an overarching goal; “Mastery of Oak”, a perfect partner for our Shene Distillery spirits.

Premium Ex Fortified Wine Casks are nowadays a rare commodity and demand for these Casks, to mature whisky, far exceeds supply. To combat this, Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage formed strategic partnerships with premium cooperages in France, Spain, Portugal and the USA to import French, European and American Oak Casks that have matured a range of Fortified Wines, Cognac and Bourbon.

In addition Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage sources handcrafted new French, European and American Oak Casks which are then seasoned in Spanish Bodegas with Pedro Ximenez, Oloroso, Canasta Cream, Amontillado, Palo Cortado and Fino Sherries. These casks are eventually shipped to Australia still containing these premium fortified wines and left to continue seasoning at Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage.

Eventually the fortified wines are decanted and filled with our Single Malt Whisky. A costly process but deserving of our premium Single Malt. Shene Distillery also uses Tasmanian Tiger Cooperage Ruby, Tawny, Rich Madeira, Moscatel and White Moscatel Port Casks that have been sourced from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

It’s All About The Oak!

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