Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tasmanian boutique vodka shines on the world stage

It was just three years ago that Ryan Hartshorn launched his unique Sheep's Whey Vodka from the family sheep farm and cheesery tucked away in the deep south of Tasmania. 
This week that same innovative drink was named as the Best Vodka at the World Vodka Awards 2018 in London.

Hartshorn Distillery scored the top award (the very top gong) for its unfiltered sheep whey vodka at the awards - the first time an Australian distiller has won the trophy.
The judges said the vodka was "Sweet on the nose. Mild fruity notes, caramel and sweet buttery taste. Gentle spicy finish."
“It’s what I’ve always wanted to achieve; I just didn’t think it would happen this quickly,” Hartshorn told local media. 
The 33-year-old was named Tasmania’s 2017 Young Innovator of the Year for converting whey, a waste by-product from the family business, Grandvewe Cheeses, into vodka. 
Each bottle is hand painted - and a work of art. 
Sales of the spirit now outstrip those of cheese - a remarkable effort in three years - and another Tasmanian success story. 

2 comments:

  1. I wish you to have courage and strength to invent more new spirits.

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  2. I wish you to have courage and strength to invent more new spirits.

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