Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016

The 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) were announced earlier tonight at a presentation held at The Craft & Co in Collingwood, Victoria with Western Australia’s Limeburners Distillery awarded Australian Distiller of the Year, as well as Champion Whisky for the second year running and Champion Small Batch Spirit.

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016

The ADSA are conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the organisation responsible for the Australian International Beer Awards and the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. For 2016, the awards attracted 154 entries from 42 distillers which represent more than 80% of Australian distillers. The awards were judged by a panel of industry experts, led by Head Judge Jason Crawley of The Drink Cabinet over two days.

The winners of 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016:

Champion Australian Distiller
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
Limeburners Distillery, WA

Champion Small Batch Spirit
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
Limeburners Distillery, WA

Champion Whisky
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
Limeburners Distillery, WA

Champion Gin
kis Old Tom
Kangaroo Island Spirits, SA

Champion Vodka
Pure No. 1
Old Young’s, WA

Champion Brandy
St Agnes XO
St Agnes Distillery, SA

Champion Rum
Ord River Rum – Premium
Hoochery Distillery, WA

Champion Liqueur
Golden Knight Schnapps Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia, QLD

Photo Credit: Supplied

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016 was last modified: April 21st, 2016 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.