Best craft whisky again

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Great Southern Distilling Company's owner Cameron Syme with the award-winning Limeburners Whisky.
Camera IconGreat Southern Distilling Company's owner Cameron Syme with the award-winning Limeburners Whisky. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

Great Southern Distilling Company has produced a stellar sweep at the American Distilling Institute Awards earlier this month, with the local distiller securing the world’s Best International Craft Whisky trophy for a second time.

The distiller took out the top gong for its nine-year old Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat three years after securing the same honour for its Darkest Winter Whiskey.

The company also picked up the Best International Certified Craft Distilled Spirit award and Best International Smoked Whisky at this year’s ceremony, held on April 8.

GSDC owner Cameron Syme said the team was proud to come out on top, among 1000 leading distillers from across the world.

“It is a phenomenal acknowledgement that in this little corner of Albany we are making some of the world’s best whiskies and being acknowledged for it in many places around the world,” he said.

“Our team are stoked, particularly given the coronavirus crisis it has been a nice bit of positive news for us ...here we are a little craft distillery kicking goals across the world.”

The distiller has recently pivoted to the production of hand sanitiser to supply to high-risk groups in the community.

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