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Limeburners Whisky Masterclass

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Into the spirit with Albany whisky masterclass
The Great Southern Distilling Company in Albany has been at the forefront of the burgeoning range of spirits being made in Western Australia.

And whisky, if you are fan of the Scotch, or whiskey if you prefer your Irish or American, are turning up in increasing numbers from distilleries around the State.

But what makes a good one and what's not so good?

Limeburners, Taste Great Southern, Cameron Syme, Albany
Award winning Limeburner whiskys. Picture supplied.

Owner and founder of Limeburners Whisky, Cameron Syme will take visitors to The Great Southern Distilling Company on March 24 through a masterclass aimed at putting more knowledge in the hands of consumers.

The masterclass is being run as part of the IGA Taste Great Southern which runs from March 23 to April 9 with more than 40 separate events featuring the produce and wine of the region around Albany, against a backdrop of scenic beauty.

Limeburners was awarded the 2016 Silver Outstanding Medal Winner at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for its Limeburners Single Malt Heavy Peat Whisky Barrel M226.

The company was the first WA single malt whisky distillery and was founded in Albany 11 years ago.

Founder of Limeburners, Cameron Syme grew up in Buntine, a small town in WA's north-eastern Wheatbelt.

He fell in love with the stories of distant relatives in Scotland who took a reward for revealing the location of their illegal distillery in order to use the reward money to build a new one.

After a career as a lawyer and looking for a new challenge, Cameron toured the UK researching Scottish distilleries and honed his knowledge of his favourite style of single malt whisky.

In 2004 he obtained a UK Trades Board General Certificate of Distilling which allowed him to put 16 years of research into practice.

In May 2008, the first flagship Limeburners single malt whisky was released which picked up a Bronze Medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.

The company has gone on to win a swag of awards and has expanded its operation to Margaret River with a Limeburners distillery there.

Limeburners, Taste Great Southern, Great Southern Distillery, Cameron Syme, Albany
Limeburner single malt whisy. Picture supplied.

The masterclass will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Friday March 24 at Limeburners, 252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany.

Tickets which cost $66 are only available by pre-purchase.

For more information about the Taste Great Southern festival visit or call 08 9228 9166.
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Why? Better understand your whisky
When: 6pm to 9pm
Phone: 0424 991 952
Where: Limeburners Great Southern Distilling Company, 252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany WA
Cost: $66
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