Saffire Freycinet Launches Whisky Business

The commencement of a range of exclusive weekend events at Saffire

Saffire Freycinet has launched a weekend to celebrate the best of Tasmania’s local whisky from 29 – 31 August 2014. ‘Whisky Business’ will offer three days of whisky tasting, relaxation and the opportunity to enjoy the company of some of Tasmania’s most prestigious distillers.  

The first of what will be an annual event; this is the chance to combine a luxurious stay at Saffire with an experience of a lifetime. In true Saffire style, tastings will be perfectly complimented with a bespoke menu from Saffire’s chefs Hugh Whitehouse and Simon Pockran.

Guests will mingle with some of Australia’s most respected distillers, including Bill Lark from Lark Distillery, Patrick Maguire from Sullivans Cove Distillery and Jane Overeem from Overeem Distillery.

There will also be the option of a helicopter flight* to the Tasmanian highlands to visit the famed Lark Distillery’s peat bog. Here guests will be taken on a behind the scenes tour, showcasing the real secret to what makes Tasmanian whisky so special. Bill Lark will also run a tutorial back at Saffire to share more insights into Australian whisky – a must whether an amateur whisky fan or a master. 

The final dinner will include a six-course degustation paired with matching whisky and wine. With a few surprises in store, it is sure to be a night to remember. 

This is just one of Saffire’s experiences that encompasses meaningful moments, capturing the essence of Saffire and its close connection to Tasmania. Other meaningful moments include the luxurious pleasures of a day spa experience at Spa Saffire, or a unique dining experience of donning waders to eat fresh oysters in the waters of Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm. 

Saffire Freycinet’s concept and design are like no other in the country, capturing the essence of the East Coast of Tasmania by connecting with its environment, to bring an authentic and enriching experience for its guests. 

While Whisky Business is exclusively offered to Saffire past guests by personal invitation, dedicated whisky lovers can enquire about availability this year as there is a limited number of places still vacant. For more information on Whisky Business, visit 

 *Note to Editor: The helicopter ride is optional and comes at an additional cost


About Saffire Freycinet
Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 accommodation suites, each with sweeping views of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains and complete privacy from the neighbouring suites.

Designed by award-winning Tasmanian architects Circa Architecture (formerly Morris Nunn and Associates), the buildings are conceptually organic, reflecting the surrounding environment. Saffire evokes a connection to the sea, through references of waves, sea creatures, sand dunes and a flowing, organic form.

Tasmania’s freshest produce and finest wines and beers are showcased in Palate restaurant and The Lounge bar. All guests can restore their wellbeing in the premium spa facilities and on-site gym.

Exclusive Signature Experiences access little-known areas of the Freycinet Peninsula, and a range of other experiences and activities can be tailored to suit guests’ desires.

Contact Saffire Freycinet Reservations on T: 1800 SAFFIRE (1800 723 347) E: W: Saffire Freycinet is a member of the prestigious organisation Luxury Lodges of Australia.

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