Believed to be the world’s closest distillery to the ocean, Waubs Harbour crafts exclusively maritime Tasmanian single malt whisky.
Set on top of the rocks in Bicheno, Tasmania, overlooking Governors Island, what was once an old oyster hatchery is now a world-class whisky distillery with hundreds of casks maturing, 5 salt-laden bond stores and a cooling system run entirely by the ocean.
Rich in history, the name, Waubs Harbour, is a nod to the former town name of Bicheno and honours Wauba Debar, a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman known for her bravery as ‘heroine of the sea’. A tale Waubs Harbour is proudly telling.
Co-founders Tim and Bec Polmear in partnership with Tim's brother Rob Polmear come with a wealth of knowledge with Rob formerly Head Distiller for Overeem Whisky and Head of Production for Lark Distillery and Tim and Bec's previous experience in e-commerce.
Waubs Harbour's official first release launched in April 2023 with the distillery officially opened by Tasmania Premier Jeremy Rockliffe and bottle number #01 of their Founder's Reserve whisky auctioned for $4800. Bottles can be purchased from their website or onsite at their distillery.
Waubs Harbour offers small group daily tours and tastings by bookings.