“For adventure seekers, both Dark Mofo Festival and Satellite Island are bucket list experiences, so to combine them on one epic weekend away is the trip dreams are made of.” Boss Hunting
Tasmania’s Satellite Island is like no other place on earth. Here is an other-worldly destination home to rugged sea cliffs, an ancient rock shelf, native wildlife and bush, pebbled beaches and sunny coves. Privately owned by Kate and Will Alstergren, the island is located just 25 minutes south of Hobart by seaplane and played host to Talisker Whisky for a one-of-a-kind offsite brand experience made by the sea.
As part of Talisker’s enduring partnership with Tasmania’s large scale midwinter arts and food festival in Hobart, media and industry guests enjoyed freshly prepared fare courtesy of one of Satellite Island’s closest friends, Sarah Glover, whose food philosophy is anchored in cooking sustainably out in the open, amongst nature and always using local ingredients.
On arrival guests gathered around an open fire on the water’s edge and enjoyed a Talisker Whisky Campfire Hot Chocolate complete with Sarah’s homemade marshmallows. After a guided walk around the island, guests indulged in freshly shucked wild oysters cooked over the fire with Talisker Skye Single Malt Whisky butter and ocean water venison broth. A feast for the senses awaited guests at the Island’s picturesque Boat House. Here, Sarah served up a shared feast including trout cooked over fire on a log stuffed with lemon and celery leaves, octopus, miso butter potatoes, hearty mushrooms, salads of all varieties, and ocean water-poached abalone washed back with two Talisker Whisky cocktails — including one with a dash of sea water.
What better way to experience the smoky richness of Talisker whisky, a drop truly made by the sea.