We’ve already spoken about our love for local distillers Whipper Snapper, so while we were certainly proud when we heard they’d managed to bring home the prestigious prize of being the best whiskey in the world, we can hardly say we were shocked.
With origins as a WWII vet’s backyard moonshine operation, the distillery has gone on to create a truly unique range of award winning, premium whiskeys. Crafted with 100% WA ingredients, including Australia’s first commercially grown quinoa from Narrogin for their Project Q Quinoa Whiskey, they’ve got a passion for the craft that is reflected in their tipples.
While they’ve already taken home plenty of prizes over the years, it was their Wheat Whiskey that took home World’s Best Single Cask, Single Grain Whisky at this year’s World Whiskies Awards. Australia’s first ever wheat whiskey, it’s made with a hard red winter wheat from the Armstrong and Blight farms near Narrogin and then aged in level three charred, virgin American White Oak barrels. This variety of wheat lends a silky, honey rich characteristic to the whiskey, which also boasts flavours of vanilla, maple syrup, sandalwood and cherries.
If you’d like to try the whiskey for yourself, you can visit their East Perth distillery in person, or head to their website HERE.