Australia's Best Vodka 2020 - OFFICIAL
Another year, another win for Hartshorn, as they take Australia's Best Vodka 2020 for the fourth consecutive year.
The Tasmanian Distillery has once dominated the competition to take home the award with their unique Sheep Whey Vodka, which is no surprise to those who have had the pleasure to taste it.
In 2018, Hartshorn went one step further and took home the World’s Best Vodka overall trophy, knocking down competitors from around the globe.
This is the first time a company has taken Australia's Best Vodka four times in a row.
Hartshorn has had a quick rise to the top after only purchasing a still from eBay in 2015. Ryan Hartshorn (head distiller) taught himself how to use the biproduct from cheese of his family’s business, Grandvewe Cheese. “I used to work on cheese [through the day] and then came home to research distilling for two years. I read about a place in Ireland using cow whey, so figured it out myself,” ”This is the first vodka in the world made from sheep whey, and the bonus is it tastes good and reduces waste,” he said.
Each Bottle is hand sprayed black before the label is hand written and signed by Ryan. Only 17-24 bottles are produced for each batch depending on bottle size.
The vodka can be described as a creamy sweet nose, velvet body with a smooth attitude to finish. The nose has a delicate brown sugar sweetness with a delightful floral undertone. Therefore, Upon tasting you are welcomed with fresh pear and golden apple. Rounding out with hints of wild spice, leather and mineral freshness to finish. Super smooth with little heat and plenty of character. Designed to drink straight at room temperature. Serve alone in a large aromatic glass or as a vodka martini with a pair of quality green olives.
This product is certainly one of our favourites, and we highly recommend trying this beautiful spirit.
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