The Great Southern Distilling Company was founded by Cameron Syme in 2004 with commercial production commencing in 2005. The distilleries whisky is marketed as ‘Limeburners’ named after an area nearby the distillery where lime burning took place in convict times. Located at 252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany, Western Australia, on the edge of Princess Royal Harbour, the distillery takes advantage of Albany’s, clean air, pristine water, and abundance of local produce and cool marine climate. Their barley is procured from the farming rich south west of the state and their selection of barrels include some very old casks dating as far back as the 1940’s bourbon houses. Their water comes from limestone aquifers deep beneath the distillery and filtered rain water, blown over from the melting ice caps of Antarctic. (It doesn’t get fresher than that)
The first flagship ‘Limeburners’ Single Malt Whisky was released in May 2008. Not only was it the first Single Malt Whisky ever distilled in Western Australia, but it also picked up a Bronze Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. Now, with the distillery heading into its 13th year, production has more than doubled and demand is constantly outstripping supply. The whisky sits on an elevated pedestal achieving many national awards throughout 2015/16. Limeburners is also enjoying success internationally winning a Silver Outstanding, Silver and Bronze Medal at the 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.
In November 2015, founder Cameron Syme decided to expand his distilling vision and opened the doors on his second distillery in the wine and tourist-rich Margaret River aptly named Margaret River Distilling Company that operates a Tasmanian made copper still, with a goal to become another pioneer in the distilling industry just like Limeburners and the Great Southern Distilling Company.
If life wasn’t busy enough for the folks at Limeburners, they opened yet another dedicated distillery situated 30 minutes north-east of Albany, at the Porongurups (the world’s oldest mountain range) and its home to their Tiger Snake Australian Whiskey. The distillery’s ‘American Style’ Tiger Snake Australian Whiskey (note the “e”) is a batch-released sour mash distilled from corn, barley and rye. It was also the first (legal) whiskey of its type in Australia and was name Best Australian Blended Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards in 2016.
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Limeburners Peated Single Malt Whisky 700ml 48%$260.00 Add to cart
Limeburners ‘Sherry Cask’ Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 700ml 61%$250.00 Add to cart
Limeburners ‘Port Cask’ Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 700ml 61%$250.00 Add to cart
Tiger Snake ‘Rye of the Tiger’ Cask Strength – Australian Whiskey 700ml 64%$219.00 Add to cart
Tiger Snake Cask Strength 7 Year Old Australian Whiskey 700ml 65.6%$209.00 Add to cart
Limeburners Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky 700ml 43%$140.00 Add to cart