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Whisky and vodka flow as Tasmanian farmers embrace spirit of sustainability

When it comes to farming, change ensures long-term survival.

That's the case for two very different Tasmanian farms diversifying into alcohol production, particularly Lawrenny, a historic farm dating back to the 1800s.

Ross Mace has been farming beef on Lawrenny since he bought it 20 years ago, but it's never been big enough to make a good profit.

"We just wanted to run cattle and fatten cattle, but the property isn't really big enough to employ staff and to afford staff, so right from a very early stage we looked to diversify and four years ago the idea of whisky distilling became a possibility," he said.

 

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(ABC NEWS )