Fine dram of success

“For the first three or four years I would go to whisky events and conferences and never see another woman, but now that is changing,” she said.

“Women are getting involved, not so much in the distilling side, but in the business side.”

Ms Overeem said she didn’t drink a lot of whisky when she started but now she loved it.

“I can appreciate the flavours and complexities,” she said.

Tasmania now has eight whisky distilleries statewide, and many are winning awards around the world.

The Tasmanian Distillery at Cambridge produced a whisky aged in French oak that topped the super-premium category at the World Whisky Masters in London earlier this year

Tasmania’s oldest whisky makers Lark Distillery have been producing award winning whisky since the early 1990s.

Article by Emma Hope