Originally published by Cornerford
“Whisky that is ready, when it’s ready.”
Limeburners, the flagship brand of Great Southern Distilling Company, is where the dream to distil the world’s best whisky began for its founder and master distiller, Cameron Syme.
The first Limeburners Single Malt Whisky was transferred from barrel to bottle in 2008 to the hands of connoisseurs for the first time and immediately picking up a medal at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.
Since then, the awards and recognition for Limeburners has continued to flow every year. With the ethos of pursuing excellence, it’s hard to stand in their way. A couple of stand-out awards for the distillery are;
2017 – AMERICAN DISTILLERS INSTITUTE, BEST INTERNATIONAL CRAFT WHISKY IN THE WORLD
2018 – NAMED BY JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE, THE BEST WHISKY IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
2019 – UK WHISKY MAGAZINE ICONS OF WHISKY, AUSTRALIAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR
Who knows what levels they can reach in future, and we believe it’s a sure bet.
Handbottled in Western Australia’s Albany harbour, the light golden colours mirror the taste of gentle honey and citrus flavours. We love everything about the taste, screaming luxury with every taste and is definitely created to savour. Our go-to is the small batch, hand distilled, Single Malt American Oak. Just perfect for the upcoming party season.
Everything about Limeburners expresses the essence of Western Australia. “For our Whisky, we use the local Albany water, we source grain from the Great Southern region, and hand collect our peat from the Valley of the Giants,” says Cameron. This for us, coupled with the ideal elements for distilling, is what makes Limeburners truly unique.
We at Cornerford HQ love the local touch together with a world-beater attitude. Step aside big guns, there’s a new contender in town.