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, another passion that he has nurtured from a young age. 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 distillery’s unique design, a compact and sustainable model that proves its worth. 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 distillery’s advanced system.
The Distillery, located in Brighton just 30 minutes from the Hobart CBD, was created entirely by hand by Tyler. It was built with an ethos of environmental consciousness and waste minimisation, and this is why “upcycled” shipping containers were used to help create what is today the 7K Distillery.