Adams have this afternoon released a statement regarding the distillery fire that has left one of their employees in hospital with burns.
The Tasmanian distillery was engulfed by flame earlier this morning, with the blaze understood to have started near the gin production and involving flammable liquids. The exact cause is still unknown.
In a statement released on social media, Adams said, “Today The Adams Family has suffered a tragedy.
“At approx. 10:30am this morning, a workplace accident has occurred and a fire resulted. The cause is yet unknown. An employee was injured and flown to the Hobart Burns Unit. His condition is unknown at this stage.”
Distillery staff and particularly co-founder Adam Pinkard were praised for their actions until paramedics arrived by Tasmanian Fire Service district officer of operations Mark Ciantar. Pinkard is himself a former paramedic.
“We will continue to update as more information becomes available,” the Adams statement reads.
“We would like to thank everyone for the inpouring messages of support. They are greatly appreciated. Our apologies if we do not get a chance to respond to everyone individually.”
Last week Adams were nominated in the Distillery Of The Year category in the Australian Icons Of Whisky awards.