Distill the one: Old Young’s spirits in back-to-back win
OLD Young’s distillery in the Swan Valley has been named the best in Australia for the second year in a row.
The distillery was named Champion Australian Distiller at the 2018 Distilled Spirit Awards last week. It also won two gold medals for its Six Seasons Gin and Common Gin.
Distillery owner-operator James Young said the win cemented the fact they were doing something right.
“To win Australia’s best distillery in our first year could be seen as beginners’ luck – taking out the award again just shows that we’re doing something right,” he said.
“My philosophy in starting Old Young’s was to work smart, be local, embrace silly and get dirty. The last two years have been a whirlwind that has seen us expand, achieve national distribution and also start looking into international markets – not bad for a one-man band.”