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Tasmanian whisky makers make global waves

Hobart

TUCKED away between rolling hills dotted with sheep and winding roads taking wine lovers to vineyards is a nondescript, white warehouse with small, square windows.

The modest-looking building gives no hint of what lies within its four walls, except for a small sign hanging on a fence - Sullivans Cove - signalling the home of the makers of the recently anointed world's best single malt whisky.

Made with barley and fresh water and matured in barrels in Tasmania off Australia's southern coast, Sullivans Cove is among a new breed of whisky makers in the country's smallest state that is making waves on the international stage.

"It's an old-fashioned style of whisky and I think when the judges tasted...

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