Sullivans Cove Wins Best Australian Single Malt at World Whiskies Awards! – Tasmanian Whisky News

Sullivans Cove Named “Best Australian Single Malt”
at World Whiskies Awards

Sullivans Cove Single Malt Tasmanian Whisky has again achieved remarkable success at the World Whiskies Awards, this year claiming the title of Best Australian Single Malt for our 25th Anniversary Special Edition!

The announcement was made at the World Whiskies Awards 2020 ceremony in London last night where Sullivans Cove also received the award for Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt Whisky in the 12 years and under category. This year’s awards follow back to back “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt” titles in 2018 and 2019, and the award for “World’s Best Single Malt” in 2014.

Hosted by Whisky Magazine, the World Whiskies Awards are the most prestigious and well-respected global whisky competition. The annual contest sees thousands of entries from around the world blind-judged by a large panel including journalists, distillers, retailers and other experts from across the whisky industry. To gain the award for Best Australian Single Malt, Sullivans Cove had to beat out over thirty other entries from distilleries across Australia.

The winning whisky was released last year to commemorate Sullivans Cove’s 25th anniversary, and is to date the oldest ever official distillery bottling of Australian single malt. A total of 502 bottles were released, comprising liquid from four 21-year-old American oak ex-bourbon casks, a length of maturation unprecedented in the still young modern Australian whisky industry.

Sullivans Cove Head Distiller Heather Tillott said about this release, “The 25th Anniversary bottling was an immensely rewarding project. Although our methods have changed somewhat since this whisky was distilled 21 years ago, it’s still distinctly Sullivans Cove and is a wonderful representation of our philosophy, which is to let the spirit speak for itself. Learning the fingerprint of these older casks and putting in the work to perfect the balance and strength of the final product to allow the whisky to express its true self was a pleasure, and we’re hugely proud of the result. To see it do so well on an international stage is a lovely validation of that work and pride.”

Sullivans Cove Managing Director Adam Sable says, “Our team worked tirelessly on this historic release to ensure it was befitting of such a milestone for Sullivans Cove and the Australian whisky industry. Winning “Best Australian Single Malt” overall is a testament to that hard work, and to the fact that good things come to those who wait.”

We’d also like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the other winners and nominees, especially our friends over at Archie Rose Distillery for winning World’s Best Rye Whisky – an incredible achievement for the Aussie whisky industry!

From all of us at Sullivans Cove, thank you for your ongoing support!!

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