Adams Distillery co-founder Adam Pinkard has provided an update on the distillery and injured distiller Greg Longmore, sharing images of the damage in the process.
Last week the distillery was engulfed by fire after an incident involving gin production and new distiller Longmore, for whom a GoFundMe page has raised over $90,000. In a post on social media, Pinkard confirmed that the distillery is fully insured and that they are working with WorkSafe Tasmania in their investigation.
“Greg was severely injured and remains heavily sedated in the Hobart Burns Unit. He has had multiple skin grafts and is continuing to improve daily,” Pinkard wrote. “Any and all funds raised from all GFM pages are going to Greg and his family.”
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, though Pinkard confirmed that the production shed – and equipment – took the brunt of the force.
“The visitors centre and the bond store along with the Tanswood Cooperage are all unaffected.”
The distillery is a rising star of the Australian industry and they were nominated in the Distillery Of The Year category at the Australian Icons Of Whisky awards in early February.
“Adam [Saunders, co-founder] and I are ok and we will be back in some form,” Pinkard wrote.