Tasting Australia Spirit Award Winners

Tasting Australia Spirit Awards 2019 medallists

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presented by Master Cask. 

A full list of entrants and winners is viewable below.

Best Distiller: Adelaide Hills Distillery for Bitter Orange Apertif (also Best Liqueur) and 78 Gin.

Best Small Batch Spirit: Rochfort Distillery's Single Malt Whisky (also Best Whisky)

Gin: Won by Imperial Measures Distilling Co.'s Ounce gin - Bold

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
200 London Dry Ounce Gin - Bold Imperial Measures Distilling Gold + Best
200 London Dry 78 Degrees Adelaide Hills Distillery Gold
200 London Dry Big Dry Gin Ambleside Distillers Gold
200 London Dry 1829 Gin Old Young's Gold
200 London Dry Finesse Gin OGS Distillery Pty. Ltd Gold
200 London Dry Macedon Dry Gin Animus Distillery Silver
200 London Dry 1827 Gin Old Young's Silver
200 London Dry Adelaide Gin Australian Distilling Co. Pty Ltd Silver
200 London Dry Big Tree Distillery - Elegant Dry Gin Big Tree Distillery Silver
200 London Dry Rare Dry Five Nines Distilling Pty Ltd Silver
200 London Dry Wishbone Gin Fonzie Abbott Brewing Silver
200 London Dry Two Pencils Granddad Jacks Silver
200 London Dry Juniper Stomp Gin Never Never Distlilling Co Pty Ltd Silver
200 London Dry Prohibition Original Gin Prohibition Liquor Co Silver
200 London Dry Red Hen Gin Small Batch Distilling Silver
200 London Dry Dasher + Fisher Mountain Gin Southern Wild Distillery Silver
200 London Dry Mount Compass Distilled Gin Martin Distillation Company Pty Ltd Bronze
200 London Dry Barossa Dry Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Bronze
200 London Dry Triple G Gin Australian Dry Gin White Light Bev Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Six Seasons Gin Old Young's Gold
201 New World / Contemporary LOBO Djinn - Gin LOBO Juice and Cider Pty Ltd Gold
201 New World / Contemporary Savoury Allsorts Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Gold
201 New World / Contemporary 78 Degrees Sunset Gin Adelaide Hills Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary No. 8 Botanical Gin Ambleside Distillers Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Kifaru Gin Ambleside Distillers Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Ambrosian Gin Animus Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Arboretum Gin Animus Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Greenhouse Granddad Jacks Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Affinity Gin Karu Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary KIS O'Gin KI Spirits Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Forty Spotted Gin Lark Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Embezzler Gin Old Kempton Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Appellation Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Dasher + Fisher Meadow Gin Southern Wild Distillery Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Taylor and Smith Gin Taylor and Smith Distilling Co Silver
201 New World / Contemporary Green Ant Gin Adelaide Hills Distillery Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Big Tree Distillery - Seasonal Gin Big Tree Distillery Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Gin Pangolin Blend Etiquette Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Happenstance Distillery Gin Happenstance Distillery Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Mad Men Original Gin Hayward Park Pty Ltd Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Ounce Gin - Signature Imperial Measures Distilling Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary KIS Wild KI Spirits Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Applewood Gin Ochre Nation Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary House Gin Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Dasher + Fisher Ocean Gin Southern Wild Distillery Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Spring Bay Gin Spring Bay Distillery Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Diablo Artisan Gin Swan Valley Gin Company Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary Diablo Spiced Cumquat Gin Swan Valley Gin Company Bronze
201 New World / Contemporary French Earl Grey The Canberra Distillery Bronze
202 Old Tom KIS Old Tom KI Spirits Silver
203 Navy Common Gin Old Young's Gold
203 Navy Juniper Freak Gin 2018 Never Never Distlilling Co Pty Ltd Gold
203 Navy Big Tree Distillery - Claude Navy Strength Gin Big Tree Distillery Silver
203 Navy 65 Miles Granddad Jacks Silver
203 Navy Lightning Gin Karu Distillery Silver
203 Navy Navy Strength Gin Darby-Norris Distillery Bronze
204 Barrel Aged KIS Whisky Barrel Gin KI Spirits Gold
204 Barrel Aged Old B.A.G. Gin Old Young's Silver
204 Barrel Aged PROHIBITION SHIRAZ BARREL AGED GIN Prohibition Liquor Co Silver
204 Barrel Aged SouWester Spirits barrel aged gin SouWester Spirits Holdings Pty Ltd Silver
204 Barrel Aged KIS a Sailor KI Spirits Bronze
205 Fruit Fig Gin Pot & Still Gold
205 Fruit Dasher + Fisher Sloe Gin Southern Wild Distillery Gold
205 Fruit Davidsonia Gin Animus Distillery Silver
205 Fruit Anther Cherry Gin Anther Experimental Distillation Silver
205 Fruit Wild Citrus Five Nines Distilling Pty Ltd Silver
205 Fruit Dasher + Fisher Strawberry Gin Southern Wild Distillery Silver
205 Fruit KIS Mulberry Gin KI Spirits Bronze
205 Fruit PROHIBITION CHRISTMAS GIN Prohibition Liquor Co Bronze
205 Fruit THE GROVE STRAWBERRY GIN THE GROVE DISTILLERY & BREWERY Bronze
206 Other Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin Prohibition Liquor Co Bronze
206 Other Dasher + Fisher Saffron Gin Southern Wild Distillery Bronze

Whisky: Won by Rochfort Distillery's Single Malt Whisky

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
100
  Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years
Message
  In A Bottle
Fleurieu Distillery Gold
100 Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years Lark Distillery Classic Cask 43% Lark
  Distillery
Gold
100 Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years Fountain Of Youth Fleurieu
  Distillery
Silver
100 Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years Sullivans Cove Double Cask Sullivans
  Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd.
Silver
100 Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years Iniquity Single Malt Batch 012 Tin Shed
  Distilling Co
Silver
100 Single Malt Whisky - Up to 10 years Chief's Son Release 1 '25 Words' Single Malt Whisky 45% ABV Chief's Son
  Distillery
Bronze
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - 11 - 20 The Journeyman Whisky Old Young's Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Rochfort Distillery Single Malt Whisky Rochfort
  distillery
Gold + Best
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Nant Port Cask 43% The Nant
  Distillery
Gold
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Spring Bay Single Malt Sherry Cask Matured Spring Bay
  Distillery
Gold
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Killara Distillery Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Killara
  Distillery
Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Overeem Sherry Cask 43% Overeem
  Distillery
Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Old Kempton Distillery - Small batch whisky Old Kempton
  Distillery
Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Spring Bay Single Malt Bourbon Cask Matured Spring Bay
  Distillery
Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Spring Bay Single Malt Rheban Port Cask Matured Spring Bay
  Distillery
Silver
102 Single Barrel (or cask) Whisky - Up to 10 years Joadja Single Malt Whisky Ex Pedro Ximenez Joadja
  Distillery
Bronze
103 Peated Whisky - Up to 10 years Ecto Gammat Fleurieu
  Distillery
Silver
103 Peated Whisky - Up to 10 years We'll Always Have Paris Fleurieu
  Distillery
Silver
104 Other (not listed above) - Up to 10 years Native Grain Project Adelaide
  Hills Distillery
Silver

Vodka: Won by White Light Australian Vodka's Original

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Grape Penny Vodka Granddad Jacks Silver
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Grape Vodka The Canberra Distillery Bronze
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Neutral Grain White Light Vodka Original White Light Bev Gold + Best
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Neutral Grain Wishbone Vodka Fonzie Abbott Brewing Silver
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Neutral Grain Barrel Aged White Light Bev Bronze
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Other - please specify Pure No 1 Vodka Old Young's Silver
300 Pure (Neutral) Vodka - Wheat Finesse Vodka OGS Distillery Pty. Ltd Silver
301 Flavour Distilled Vodka - Sugar Cane Killara Distillery Vodka Killara Distillery Gold
302 Flavour Infused Vodka - Sugar Cane Thai Venom Vodka Logan's Microdistillery Bronze
302 Flavour Infused Vodka - Wheat Smoked Vodka Old Young's Silver
302 Flavour Infused Vodka - Wheat Pavlova Vodka Old Young's Bronze

Rum: Won by Kimberley Run Company's Canefire No. 9 Premium Australian Rum

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
402 Dark Rum - Underproof - 9 - 15 Canefire No. 9 Premium Australian Rum Kimberley Rum Company Pty Ltd Gold + Best Rum
402 Dark Rum - Underproof - 9 - 15 Canefire No. 14 Premium Australian Rum Kimberley Rum Company Pty Ltd Bronze
402 Dark Rum - Underproof - Up to 8 years Canefire No. 5 Premium Australian Rum Kimberley Rum Company Pty Ltd Silver
402 Dark Rum - Underproof - Up to 8 years Riverbourne Dark Sipping Rum Riverbourne Distillery Silver

Brandy: Won by St Agnes Distillery's XO 15-year-old

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
500 Grape Brandy St Agnes XO 15YO St Agnes Distillery Gold + Best
500 Grape Brandy St Agnes XO Imperial 20YO St Agnes Distillery Silver
500 Grape Brandy Sullivans Cove XO Double Cask Brandy Sullivans Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd. Silver
500 Grape Brandy Sullivans Cove XO Single Cask Brandy Sullivans Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd. Silver
500 Grape Brandy St Agnes VSOP 5YO St Agnes Distillery Bronze

Liqueur: Won by Adelaide Hills Distillery's Bitter Orange Apertif

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
600 Fruit Liqueur Braccioforte Limoncello 40ᵒ XO Braccio Forte Pty Ltd Gold
600 Fruit Liqueur Marionette Dry Cassis Cap & Bells Pty Ltd Gold
600 Fruit Liqueur Marionette Apricot Brandy Liqueur Cap & Bells Pty Ltd Silver
600 Fruit Liqueur Applewood Limoncello Ochre Nation Silver
600 Fruit Liqueur Braccioforte Sanguinello Braccio Forte Pty Ltd Bronze
600 Fruit Liqueur Marionette Mure Cap & Bells Pty Ltd Bronze
600 Fruit Liqueur Marionette Groseille Cap & Bells Pty Ltd Bronze
600 Fruit Liqueur KIS Zenzerino KI Spirits Bronze
600 Fruit Liqueur Fig Aperitif Pot & Still Bronze
600 Fruit Liqueur Sassy Sister Liqueur Sassy Sister Liqueur Bronze
601 Herbal / Botanical Liqueur Ruby Bitter Aperitif Imperial Measures Distilling Silver
601 Herbal / Botanical Liqueur Joadja Distillery Anis Joadja Distillery Silver
601 Herbal / Botanical Liqueur Økar Amaro Ochre Nation Silver
601 Herbal / Botanical Liqueur KIS Anisette Liqueur KI Spirits Bronze
601 Herbal / Botanical Liqueur Bitter Orange Aperitif Adelaide Hills Distillery Gold + Best Liqueur
602 Nut Liqueur Naked Amaretto White Possum Silver
603 Coffee Liqueur Coffee Liqueur The Canberra Distillery Silver
603 Coffee Liqueur Carter's Coffee Liqueur Ochre Nation Bronze

Alternate Spirits: Won by Vittorio Spirits' Tsipouro Traditional

Category Product Name Distiller Medal
700 New Make Unaged Spirit Taylor and Smith Moonshine Taylor and Smith Distilling Co Bronze
701 Fruit Brandy Apple Brandy Adelaide Hills Distillery Silver
702 Pomace Brandy Tsipouro Traditional Vittorio Spirits Vittorio Spirits Gold + Best
702 Pomace Brandy Rakomelo Vittorio Spirits Vittorio Spirits Bronze
702 Pomace Brandy Tsipouro Aniseed Vittorio Spirits Vittorio Spirits Bronze
703 Absinthe The Grove Absinthe THE GROVE DISTILLERY & BREWERY Bronze
705 Other (not in any other class) East Coast Baijiu OGS Distillery Pty. Ltd Gold
705 Other (not in any other class) Stockholm Syndrome Akvavit Never Never Distlilling Co Pty Ltd Silver


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