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World Whiskies Awards

Sullivans Cove was named best craft distillery outside the United Kingdom. Sullivans Cove owner Patrick Maguire said the award, which came after the distillery won world’s best whisky last year, had cemented Tasmania’s reputation internationally. “This has told me that the outside world and the giants of the whisky distilling industry have accepted what we’re doing …

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Tasmanian whisky scores gold at the World Whisky Masters 2014!!

Tasmanian whisky has cleaned up at the 2014 World Whisky Masters this year, with multiple entries scoring medals! The judges were impressed by the whiskies from Hellyers Road Distillery, which were “well constructed” and fruity, while an Ultra-Premium entry from Overeem was also described as “well balanced and accessible”.   Australiasian Single Malt Ultra-Premium Company Product Name …

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US beverage testers give Gold Medal to top selling Tasmanian whisky

Patrick collecting spirit

Sullivans Cove, Tasmania’s super-premium single malt, was recently awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago. This award, from one of the world’s leading independent beverage reviewers, was given to the distillery’s Double Cask expression. It adds to Sullivans Cove’s list of prestigious international awards, which includes three Liquid Gold Awards from …

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Fine dram of success


jane1AUSTRALIA’S only female distiller, Jane Overeem of Blackmans Bay, says Tasmania’s whisky is the best in the world.

Her family business Old Hobart Distillery is Tasmania’s newest whisky distillery but has already won a number of international awards for its product.

Ms Overeem, 25, started distilling whisky with her father, Casey, in 2007.

The Old Hobart Distillery was launched in December last year and has been selling whisky to local, interstate and international markets ever since.

It received the highest score from the Malt Whisky Society of Australia for Australian whisky of 2012, and was awarded overall winner of the Australian section at the World of Whisky event in Sydney.

Ms Overeem said while whisky distilling was still very much a man’s world, women were slowly getting more involved.