Published on 11 Jul 13
by TASMANIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Bill Lark of the Lark Distillery is a modern day pioneer of the alcohol/liquor industry. The Lark Distillery was the first licensed distillery opened in Tasmania since 1839 and is probably responsible for the emergence of the modern day boutique distilling industry in Australia. As a result, Bill has plenty of war stories to tell with some good news at the end.
Bill's paper covers:
- the anecdotal history of Australian spirits including the notorious “COR 10”
- the issue of the time it takes to get from production to cash in the bank
- how, despite Australia’s high taxes, Australian whisky can be exported all over the world including to Scotland
- why the tax system seems to favour wine and beer over distilled spirits
- and lots more.
Current at 11 July 2013