Anther Gin picked up the top prize for its gin in the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards in Melbourne.
We were awarded Championship Gin, beating 130 entries in the gin category.
Anther also won a Gold for our Anther Gin in the New World/Contemporary category, and two Bronzes for our Anther X Taxi and Anther Cherry Gin in the New World/Contemporary and Other Unlisted categories respectively.
The Melbourne pair behind the label, Dervilla McGowan and Sebastian Reaburn, said they were thrilled with the win.
“We were absolutely blown away to be recognized for the time and passion we have put into distilling this our gin in tiny batches of over the last 18 months,” Seb said.
The couple said they could not have created Anther Gin without the huge support for Australian spirits in the hospitality industry.
“Our success is truly a result of the bars and bartenders that have been getting behind local distillation,” Seb said.
The 295 entries in Australia’s only distilled spirits and liqueurs awards were assessed by 16 of Australia’s leading industry experts over two days in late March, with points awarded for appearance, nose, palate, balance and finish.
The awards offer entrants the opportunity to benchmark against set criteria; receive invaluable independent feedback from industry experts; and be rewarded for excellence in this growing sector.