Christie’s Cut is Timboon’s second permanent line. A premium, cask strength whisky in true, small batch craft style. It’s named after Inspector John Christie who at the turn of the 19th century tracked and captured Tom Delaney who was an illicit distiller in the Timboon area. Like Christie himself, this malt is big and bold. It has a deep character and a long, full flavoured finish. Burnt raisins, silk, smoke and spice. Generally aged in smaller barrels of 25 – 50 litres. It’s a cracker of a whisky!
At the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, they have been inspired by the local history, to make Timboon famous once again for its high quality whisky, and this time all above board. Call in to “The Shed” and do some detective work of your own, investigate our whisky and spirits, cross examine our distiller and learn a bit more about the colourful history.
DID YOU KNOW?
Disguise, capture and surrender. In the 1890’s, Tom Delaney, became the most notorious distiller in the Timboon district. Delaney was known to police, with records showing Delaney’s interest in whisky as far back as 1881. But whisky making flourished mainly between 1890 and 1893. At the peak of production, Tom Delaney is said to have made 100 gallons a week.