By Annette Shailer

The Great Southern Distilling Company will this month release Limeburners, a $150 Single Malt Whisky, the first in the state’s history.

Distribution for Limeburners is now scheduled to begin following the first batch’s passing of the legal minimum two-year maturation period.

Great Southern Distilling Company director, Cameron Syme, said more than 20 per cent of the first batch has already been pre-purchased.

“I might be a little biased but Limeburners Single Malt Whisky tastes fantastic. While our first whisky is young, it is definitely mature and displays very complex characteristics,” Syme said.

The whiskey has a bright golden colour, initial sweet vanilla notes, a long finish with a beautiful aroma and no artificial additives.

The Great Southern Distillery has more than 100 barrels of the spirit still maturing, with future releases planned for individual barrels priced between $85 and $100 per bottle.

“The first release is WA’s first [legal] single malt whisky, and the price reflects the collectable nature of this limited release. Each bottle has a commemorative label and will be individually numbered and signed by the distillers,” Syme said.

There are two versions of the first release — a bottle only at $150 and a commemorative edition at $200 packaged in a custom-made wooden box with a commemorative certificate.

The Shout Team

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