|Type||Single malt whisky|
|Country of origin||Australia|
Australia's largest concentration of whisky distilleries is found on the island state of Tasmania. These distilleries are better known in other parts of the world than in their own country. All of them are very small producers.
As of 2014[update], there were nine separate whisky distilleries in Tasmania, with three more due to open by the following year. The best known distilleries in Tasmania are Lark, Sullivans Cove, Nant and Overeem. Lark, founded in 1992, is the oldest distillery in the state, and Sullivans Cove, established in 1994, is the second oldest.
In 2014, Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask (named after Sullivans Cove) was given the World Whiskies Award for the world's best single malt whisky. It was the first time a distillery outside Scotland or Japan had won the award.
Other Australian whisky distillers include the Great Southern Distilling Company, which produces Limeburners single malt in Albany, Western Australia, Wild Swan Distilling Company in Henley Brook, Western Australia, Whipper Snapper Distillery in East Perth, Western Australia, Starward in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, and Timboon Railway Shed Distillery in Timboon, in southwest Victoria. The Most recent established distillery is Wild River Mountain Distillery situated on the Atherton Tablelands in a small town called Wondecla. They are producing small batch premium Australian spirits focusing on the benefits of aging at high elevation (2850 ft above sea level). They also are growing the only wine grapes in North Queensland.
Australian whisky distilleries
The following is a list of whisky distilleries in Australia.
|Bakery Hill Distillery||Bayswater||Victoria||1999|
|Baldwin Distilling Company||Mitchell||Australian Capital Territory||2015|
|Bellgrove Distillery||Kempton||Tasmania||2008||The only rye distillery in Australia|
|Cradle Mountain Whisky||Launceston||Tasmania||1989||The first commercial whisky producer in Tasmania. Formerly known as the Darwin Distiller 1989; Franklin Distillery 1991, and The Small Concern Whisky Distillery 1994.|
|Great Southern Distilling Company||Albany||Western Australia||2004||Producer of Limeburner whisky|
|Hellyers Road Distillery||Burnie||Tasmania||2006|
|Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery||West Perth||Western Australia||2015||Hippocampus Gin received a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition|
|Joadja Distillery||Joadja||New South Wales||2014||Southern Highlands of New South Wales|
|McHenry Distillery||Port Arthur||Tasmania||Producer of Three Capes whisky|
|McLaren Vale Distillery||McLaren Vale||South Australia||2016|
|Nant Distilling Company||Bothwell||Tasmania||2004|
|New World Whisky Distillery||Port Melbourne||Victoria||2009||Producers of Starward whisky|
|Old Hobart Distillery||Hobart||Tasmania||2007||Producer of Overeem whisky|
|Old Young's Distillery||Henley Brook||Western Australia||2006||Formerly known as the Wild Swan Distilling Company.|
|Timboon Railway Shed Distillery||Timboon||Victoria||2007|
|Whipper Snapper Distillery||East Perth||Western Australia||2014|
|Wild River Mountain Distillery||Wondecla||Queeensland||2017||Small batch hand crafted Australian whiskies and gins. Australia's most northern Vineyard|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Whisky from Australia.|
- Cradle Mountain Whisky – official site
- Lark – official site
- Limeburners – official site
- Wild river Mountain Distillery – official site
- Sullivans Cove Whisky – official site
- Australian whisky reviews via Malt Mileage
- Liquor lovers whet their whistles in Perth's spirit renaissance – ABC 7.30 segment about whisky production and consumption in WA
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