It’s a fascinating story. 42% of the island’s landmass is protected wilderness (in the form of National Parks and World Heritage Sites) and it’s simply a fact that the Cape Grim peninsula in North-Western Tasmania records the cleanest air anywhere on the planet.
Today, this love of the land and concern for nature remains a big factor in the way that these food and drink ventures have been created and underpins many of the awards that, in recent years, they have been recognised with.
In 2015, it was a Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey that was recognised with the overall trophy for ‘Best In The World‘ at the annual Apimondia International Apicultural Congress held in South Korea. In fact, this master Beekeeper and his wife won a grand total of nine awards for their honeys at this event.
In 2019, a Tasmanian French Oak Single Cask was awarded ‘World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt‘ at the World Whiskies Awards. This same producer had also won this award in 2018 for its American Oak Single Cask, making it the only distillery in the world to ever win the award twice. Back in 2014, this Tasmanian distillery’s whisky was recognised as the ‘World’s Best Single Malt‘ at the World Whiskies Awards, and is still the only Australian whisky ever to win World’s Best.
Equally worthy of mention are a few other Tasmanian food businesses. Obviously, with some of the purest water on the planet, it’s little surprise that Tasmania has some truly great bottled waters. Then there’s a number of highly regarded small businesses that export the finest quality seafoods to the very best hotels and restaurants all around the Oceania and the Far East. Other businesses specialise in the Southern Rock Lobster and the Giant Freshwater Crayfish (which is unique to our island). Plus, of course, there’s vineyards too that are also worthy of a special mention.
And in 2021 we shall launch Tasmanian Tiger premium vodkas and wish for nothing more than for our product to earn it’s own fine reputation amidst all of these other great Tasmanian food and drink successes.