Albany-based distiller the Great Southern Distilling Company has been singled out as a world standout whisky producer by renowned critic Jim Murray.
Four of the distiller’s single malt whisky varieties have been placed in the top echelon of the world’s whiskies, according to Mr Murray who produces the annual Whisky Bible - a whisky guide akin to James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
One variety in particular received 94.5 points out of a possible 100, which qualified it for Mr Murray’s ‘Liquid Gold’ title.
Mr Murray’s explanation was that the Limeburners Barrel M61 was “sound and harmonious” that remained “juicey and full bodied until the end”.
After tasting the Limeburners range Mr Murray has shown interest in visiting the Albany distillery, which the company said was exciting news for both the Albany distillery and for the status and reputation of WA whisky.
The recognition comes after the Great Southern Distilling Company received four awards in the London International Wine and Spirit Competition in September.