We’ll cheers to that! Small batch distillery in Woombye makes worldwide headlines at the World Vodka Awards.

When we think of the rural town Woombye, the first thing that comes to mind is The Big Pineapple. But, this year, the 16-metre structure isn’t the only thing making headlines.

A mere five minutes away from the iconic landmark is the World’s Best Botanical Vodka from none other than the Sunshine & Sons distillery.

Announced on Wednesday 21 February at the UK World Vodka Awards 2024, Sunshine & Sons Original Vodka took home the hold as the World’s Best in Botanical Vodka, after also being titled Australia’s Best in the same category.

Interestingly, Original Vodka by Sunshine & Sons is one of less than five percent of vodkas in the world that is produced from grapes instead of the traditional grain, sugar cane and potato vodkas you’re probably familiar with. This gives each sup of this globally recognised, award-winning vodka soft, spongy and overall velvety texture.

“Sunshine & Sons is about sunshine, quality time with family and friends, and escaping to the laid-back lifestyle of Australia’s beautiful sub-tropical Sunshine Coast. Now, with the backing of this accolade, we’re on a mission to take a slice of what we’re about to the Europeans and Brits,” says Founder of Sunshine & Sons, Matt Hobson.

Described as unmistakably premium, Sunshine & Sons Original Vodka is made with a filtration system that is unique to its natural location on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Using millennia old volcanic rock, the vodka features a charismatic minerality that is often noted as a floral pepperiness.

“Our team pours their heart and soul into producing quality spirits for people to enjoy with their loved ones,” added Hobson.

Competing with distilleries from over 20 countries, Sunshine & Sons’ Original Vodka was judged by an expert panel to be worthy of the title of World’s Best.

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