Tasmania's Lark Distilling Co. is in the running for one of the industry's highest honours, the International Whiskey and Spirits Competition Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year.
After 13 years working for Lark, head distiller Chris Thomson said the nomination was an incredible honour not just for the team, but for the state's industry as a whole.
"It's massive for Lark and for our production team, it's lovely to get the recognition," he said.
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"Everyone has been working incredibly hard, especially over the last 12months, so to receive recognition on such a high scale is incredible.
"It's also big for the entire state - it solidifies how Tasmanian whisky is seen globally these days."
The nomination comes after Lark's products took out multiple gold and silver medals at the International Whiskey and Spirits competition this week.
The Muscat Cask Single Malt received a gold medal with 96 points, and 95 points for the Sherry Matured Single cask.
"Our worst result in the awards was a silver medal with 90 points - and that really is a great result," Mr Thomson said.
"I'm really proud of the product we've been producing, so to receive so much recognition on the global stage is really special.
"Within the whisky world, Tassie is getting a reputation. We might be a relatively new industry, but we're being seen along the same lines as Scotland and Ireland, who really are well known for the product they produce."
Mr Thomson said to be in the top four for the Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the Year was something for the state and country to be proud of.
"The three distillers we are up against are big, international household names, so for a comparatively small company from Tasmania to be up against the best is a real thrill," he said.
"We're up-and-coming and growing, and these guys are more established businesses.
"This is really going to help put Tasmania on the map."
But Mr Thomson said the best is yet to come.
"I probably shouldn't say this, but I think some of what we've been working on is even better than what we've put out before," he said.
"It's a step forward for us in terms of quality and consistency."
Company founder Bill Lark said the nomination was humbling.
"This means a tremendous amount to me and [wife] Lyn as we started Lark Distillery with only a dream to see if we could make a world class whisky here in Tasmania," he said.
"To win this award would be a salute to the world wide families of distilleries who have inspired us and helped us from day one, and it is also recognition of the passion and dedication to our dream by the wonderful team at Lark Distillery over the last 28 years."
The winner of the award will be announced in London on November 18.
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