By Ian Neubauer
A Tasmanian gin has become the first Australian gin made in copper pot stills to win international recognition at an awards event.
Lark Distillery was awarded a bronze medal for its Pepperberry gin at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
Lark Distillery global sales manager, Ross Dinsmoor, said he was ecstatic about the win.
“It may not be a gold or silver but it was still considered the best Australian gin at the competition,” he said. “And it’s also the highest award ever given to an Australian made copper pot still gin.”
Pepperberry gin is crystal clear in colour with aromas of fresh grated pepper on a floral bed of herbs and spices underpinning juniper notes. Rose petals and juniper combine to create a dry, clean and complex palate, finished with lemon peel dryness.
Lark Distillery’s brand portfolio includes its flagship single malt whisky, pepperberry vodka, bush liqueur and Slainté, a blend of single malt whisky with a distilled spirit of herbs and spices.