March 4th, 2014
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The Scottish Highlands and Speyside region.

The back roads of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Suntory's Yamazaki Distillery and Hakushu "forest distillery."

For seekers of premium malts, these are some of the touchstones of whiskey travel.

Now a new whiskey region is laying claim to world-class status.

And at some distilleries, the youth movement is right out front and center.

At age 26, Jane Overeem has been tasting whiskey since she was 18, primarily as a producer.

She and her father, Casey Overeem, distill some of the world's finest single malt whiskey in the garage of their suburban home in Hobart, capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania.

Read - Tasmanian whiskey: On a top-shelf mission

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  1. Marc

    I really enjoyed this article and will have to try out Tasmanian whiskies when they make it to America. :) -Marc,

    March 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm |
  2. Marc,

    I really enjoyed this article and will have to seek out Tasmanian whiskies when they make it to the US. :)

    March 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm |
  3. Jdizzle McHammperpants ♫♫

    Some kegs need a good tapping.

    March 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm |
  4. Arturo Féliz-Camilo

    Reblogged this on Mr. Feliz's Blog (Teacher Arturo).

    March 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm |
    • RC


      March 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm |
      • Info Patrol

        Because CNN's software automatically posts that form message whenever someone re-posts a thread on their blog.

        March 5, 2014 at 7:21 am |
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