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Fine dram of success

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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.