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Australian Whisky

Australian whisky is still relatively unknown in the U.S. due to its general youth — the oldest distillery in the country, Lark, was founded in 1992 — but it actually has more than 100 whiskey distilleries on the island, with about 1/4 of them located on Tasmania. Australia dabbled with whisky in the 1800s to early 1900s, but these distilleries ultimately focused on low-grade products which were eventually shunned in favor of higher quality imports. Today, Australian whisky is largely made in the single malt style with a clear nod toward Scotland, with local barley and wine finishes both popular.