Tasmania’s Sullivans Cove recently scored a gold medal from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago.
The Institute is one of the world’s leading independent beverage reviewers and it saw fit to award the distillery’s Double Cask expression with the honour of a gold medal.
This latest bit of gilding is just the latest in the Sullivans Cove trophy cabinet, which is already full of prestigious international awards – including three Liquid Gold Awards from Jim Murray, and Best Australian Single Malt from the World Whisky Awards in London.
According to chief distiller Patrick Maguire, a large part of the domestic and international success currently being enjoyed by Sullivans Cove stems from recognition from organisations such as the Beverage Testing Institute.
“Things are going well, we are up 50% on last year and Sullivans Cove is now the biggest selling Tasmanian whisky,” he says. “Exports are booming with North America making up 80 per cent of our overseas sales, and we have sent our first shipments to Hong Kong and Japan this past week. It is great to be involved in such an exciting industry during otherwise difficult economic times.”
The sharp rise in demand for the Tasmanian whisky has meant that the distillery is now working flat out to produce enough product.