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Great Southern Distillery Limeburners Distiller's Release Bottle No.308 Single Malt Australian Whisky (700ml)
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- ABV 43%
Great Southern Distillery, the first of its kind in Western Australia is located in the picturesque coastal town of Albany. Great Southern's whisky is marketed as 'Limeburners', named after an area nearby the distillery where lime burning took place in convict times.
The present distiller is Albany local, Ben Kagi who joined the company in 2005, putting to work a palate honed over many years as a winemaker and associate judge in wine shows. After initially looking after quality control (yes, Ben gets to spend his days tasting spirits), he's now the main distiller, instrumental in setting the standards for the award winning Limeburners Single Malt and Whisky Liqueur.
We've been following this project for several years, long enough to see a house style developing, typified by brandy-like, dried fruit, fruit mince pie notes. Two expressions are on offer - a cask strength which is generally bottled at 61% ABV and a more affordable, lower proof bottling. Both are worth seeking out.
We also have one bottle to sell of a now rare 'Distiller's Release' bottling, verified to have been put into barrel on the 02/07/2007, and bottled on 09/03/2010. Matured in an 'in house' Pinot-Brandy barrel made from American Oak, plus an x-Bourbon cask. Non chill filtered. 43% Alc./Vol.