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Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Limeburners Distillery founder Cameron Symes at the Porongurup facility and, right, some of the winning whiskies.
Camera IconLimeburners Distillery founder Cameron Symes at the Porongurup facility and, right, some of the winning whiskies. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian, Ian Munro

Albany’s Great Southern Distilling Co has confirmed itself as an industry leader after taking out a Best of Category, Gold, and Silver medal at the recent World Whiskies Awards.

The highest-achieving brand was Tiger Snake Whiskey which was awarded grain category winner and a gold medal for its Cask Strength version and a second gold medal for its Rye of the Tiger.

Their flagship Limeburners Whisky claimed a silver medal for its Port Cask Strength style.

The internationally renowned brands are at home right here in the Great Southern.

Tiger Snake Whiskey is produced out of Great Southern Distilling Co’s Porongurup-based distillery, while Limeburners is produced out of its original Albany distillery. Founder and master distiller Cameron Syme said the quality of whisky-making elements found in the Great Southern helped local distillers create world-class spirits.

“We’re incredibly fortunate here in the Great Southern region of WA to have some of the richest grain in world available at our fingertips, clean water and fresh air,” he said. “It means we have all the tools necessary to produce world-class whisky.”

The Tiger Snake Cask Strength is made from corn, rye and malted barley, and occasionally triticale — all sourced from WA. The Tiger Snake Rye of the Tiger sources rye from the south coast, while the Limburners Port Cask uses entirely WA-grown malted barley.

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