Mar 2019

New Mission Beach distillery boosts region's hot spot on FNQ's food and wine trail

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is proud to welcome a new business backing the Mission Beach region’s successful push to become a “must-visit” on the Far North’s food and wine trail.

He said the Mission Beach Distillery, run by nationally-renowned innovator and producer Paul Williams, would add another string to the small beach town’s bow.

“The Mission Beach chocolate factory has won two of the world prizes, which was very well-deserved; a small beach town is now producing the best chocolates in the world,” Mr Katter said.

“We already have winery in Murdering Point, but we are rapidly becoming a centre for very sophisticated production of some of the more sophisticated and finer foods and beverages available in the world.”

Paul Williams’ post space-age distillery is exciting just to look at and will become a tourist attraction in its own right, Mr Katter predicted.

“A great vision of people like Robbie Sing; the embryonic days of food processing in NQ – in this case, bananas – is becoming like a runaway train now, with some of the best dried mango in the world, from wines to confectionery,” he said.

The distillery’s Paul Williams and Lynda Hannah are recognised for their great community spirit, achievements and small environmental footprint.

“Not only have they been great citizens of NQ and lovely people – well-liked and extremely popular – but this gentle couple are super achievers,” Mr Katter said.

“Their home is one of the very few homes in the world where nothing comes in and nothing goes out; their footprint upon the planet is negligible, except to produce truly wonderful things for their fellow Australians and God’s people who live upon the earth.”


Images:Paul Williams and Lynda Hannah with Bob Katter and State Member for Hill Shane Knuth. Credit to Anne Pleash.

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