Single malt tingles overseas tastebuds

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Albany-based distillery Limeburners has accumulated a staggering 20 medals in the past two months as the local whisky producer continues to build a reputation on the world stage.

The most recent additions to the trophy cabinet include two golds and a double-gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition last month.

This success follows wins at the World Whiskies Awards, the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and the American Distilling Institute’s Awards to cap a strong start to 2017 for Limeburners.

Limeburners director Cameron Syme said the achievement on the international stage was incredible.

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“From that point of view it’s been absolutely phenomenal,” he said

“To pick up a world’s best for one of your whiskies, to come from a small distillery in a small part of Western Australia, is just mind blowing.” Mr Syme attributed the distillery’s winning run to its improvement approach.

“We have this continuous improvement methodology,” he said.

“Even now we’re looking at what we can do better, how can we make things better?

“We’ve always been well recognised but that methodology flows through.”

With distilleries in Porongurup and Margaret River, Mr Syme said people now came to the region to taste Limeburners’ product.

“We already know we get tourists from overseas who come specifically to WA just to come and visit the whisky distillery,” he said.

“Scotland has a whisky trail that has about a million people a year (visit) so there is absolutely no reason why whisky distilleries here can’t provide another alternative form of trail.”

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