Australian Distillers Association plots 30-year anniversary celebrations

Australian whisky pioneer Bill Lark, founder of Lark Distillery

The Australian Distillers Association will celebrate 30 years of Australian craft distilling in 2022.

This modern story of Australian distilling began in 1992 when Bill & Lyn Lark were granted the first licence to distil whisky in Tasmania since 1839, becoming the first Australian distillery to produce single malt spirit in 154 years.

The ‘Godfather of Australian Whisky’, Bill Lark, has invited distillers to join with him to create a special blend to celebrate the significant milestone.

Australian whisky pioneer Bill Lark, founder of Lark Distillery
Australian whisky pioneer Bill Lark, founder of Lark Distillery

This unique collaboration of ADA members will reflect 30 years of passion, creativity, dedication, entrepreneurship, and true Australian spirit.

Distillers are invited to contribute five litres of their best malt whisky for inclusion in a special 30 years of Australian Whisky Special Release blend, overseen by Bill Lark.

The unique blend will be unveiled at the 2022 ADA annual conference, where all participants attending will receive a specially packaged and labelled bottle. The product will not be available for sale.

Interested distillers should contact ADA CEO Paul Mcleay on for further information.

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