Dis­till the one: Old Young’s spir­its in back-to-back win

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

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.”

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