You can usually find Tyler hiding away in the garage, tinkering, building or planning something. This is the way he’s always been. His early days on his family’s semi-rural property outside of Hobart developed and crafted a strong passion for working with his hands—there wasn’t a lot to do out in the sticks as a young boy!
Continuing to develop his interest in building and creating, Tyler went on to begin a dual trade apprenticeship in electrical and instrumentation. Working in locations all across the country gave Tyler the means to start collecting Australian whisky. This eventually led on to broadening his collection and acquiring spirits from all over the world. From here, the dream of beginning his own distillery started to grow.
His interest in the latest innovations around recycling cargo containers was a major factor in the initial distillery’s unique design, a compact and sustainable model that proved its worth in the early years. The still itself was built with another of his passions in mind—that of process automation, which for 7K means the integrated use of technology to automate certain features of the distilling process.
Now, still overly passionate about using his hands to build and create, Tyler is always making modifications, add-ons and new systems to build upon the new, bigger distillery’s advanced system.
The Distillery, located in Derwent Park just 10 minutes from the Hobart CBD, houses our beautiful copper still that was created entirely by hand by Tyler. It was built with an ethos of environmental consciousness and waste minimisation. We offer tours of the distillery and tastings Mon – Friday bookable on our website.