In 2020, an all South Australian panel of beverage experts judged a record number of entries from across the country. 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presented by Master Cask.

See the full list of entrants and winners below. 

Best Distiller

Ambleside Distillers, SA, for their Small Acre Gin and No. 8 Botanical Gin

Runners up:

  • Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • Ambleside Distillers, SA
  • Australian Distilling Co., SA
  • Cap & Bells, VIC
  • Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Imperial Measures Distilling, SA
  • Joadja Distillery, NSW

Best Small Batch Spirit

Taylor & Smith Dry Gin, TAS, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co.

Runners up:

  • Eau De Vie, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • LOBO Apple Brandy ‘Lobodos’, LOBO Juice and Cider, SA
  • Rochfort Muscat Cask, Rochfort Distillery, SA
  • Floral as Hell Gin, Blend Etiquette, SA
  • Sullivans Cove American Oak Tawny Single Cask, Sullivans Cove Distillery, TAS
  • Distillers Selection Single Cask 6YO Brandy (Lot 143), Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC
  • Taylor & Smith Dry Gin, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co., TAS

Best Independent Bottler - New Award in 2020

The Craft & Co, Gypsy Hub, VIC

Runners up:

  • Brookie's Byron Slow Gin AND Mac. by Brookie's, Cape Byron Distillery, NSW
  • The Craft & Co Old Tom AND The Craft & Co Gingerbread Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC

Best Small Cask Maturation - New Award in 2020

Distillers Selection Single Cask 6YO Brandy (Lot 143), Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC

 

 

See the full list of winners and entrants here

Alternate Spirits Winners

Won by Apple Brandy (Barrel BQ0005, 2019), Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA

GOLD:

  • Eau De Vie, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA

BRONZE:

  • White Rye, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
  • White Malt, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD
  • Yuzu and Green Tea Spirit, Urban Ground Pty Ltd, VIC

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  • Silver, Granddad Jacks, QLD

GOLD & BEST:

  • Apple Brandy, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA 

GOLD:

  • LOBO Apple Brandy Lobodos, LOBO Juice and Cider Pty Ltd, SA

SILVER:

  • Blood Orange, Charles Reuben Estate, TAS

BROZNE:

  • Cherry (Kirsch), Charles Reuben Estate, TAS
    Apricot, Charles Reuben Estate, TAS

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  • Raspberry, Charles Reuben Estate, TAS

GOLD:

  • Needle and Pin Tradizionale Negro Amaro Grappa, Portia Valley Wines, SA

SILVER:

  • Tsipouro Infused with Aniseed Platinum Drop, Vittorio Spirits, SA

BRONZE:

  • Tsipouro Traditional Platinum Drop, Vittorio Spirits, SA
  • Tsipouro 500 - Double Platinum Drop, Vittorio Spirits, SA

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  • The Craft & Co Shiraz Grappa, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Graspa Bolda - Distillato di Cabernet - Batch Prima, 21st Century Distillery, VIC

SILVER:

  • Verte Originale Absinthe, Demoiselle Distillery, NSW

SILVER:

  • Ou7o, Vittorio Spirits, SA

BROZNE:

  • Black Pearl Aniseed Spirit, Moontide Distillery, WA

GOLD:

  • The Craft & Co Anise, Gypsy Hub, VIC

SILVER:

  • Mount Compass Agave Spirit, Martin Distillation Company Pty Ltd, SA
  • Stockholm Syndrome Aquavit, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA

BRONZE:

  • Saffron Grape Distillate, Vittorio Spirits, SA

Brandy Winners

Won by Distillers Selection Single Cask 6YO Brandy (Lot 143), Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC

GOLD & BEST:

  • Distillers Selection Single Cask 6yo Brandy Lot 143, Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC

SILVER:

  • St Agnes XO 15 Year Old, Angove Pty Ltd, SA
  • Joadja Brandy, Joadja Distillery, NSW
  • St Agnes Bartenders Cut, Angove Pty Ltd, SA
  • Sullivans Cove XO Single Cask Brandy, Sullivans Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd., TAS

BRONZE:

  • St Agnes XO 20 Year Old, Angove Pty Ltd, SA
  • Imperial 500 - Grape Brandy Aged 2 years, Vittorio Spirits, SA

Liqueur Winners

Won by Økar Amaro, Ochre Nation, SA

GOLD

  • Marionette Dry Cassis, Cap & Bells Pty Ltd, VI

SILVER:

  • Orange and Ginger, Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • The Craft & Co Limoncello, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Mandeaux Liqueur, Imperial Measures Distilling, SA
  • Zenzerino, KI Spirits, SA

BRONZE:

  • Orange Liqueur , Adlingtons Distillery , SA
  • Limoncello , Adlingtons Distillery , SA
  • Marionette Peach, Cap & Bells Pty Ltd, VIC
  • Mad Mango, Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Limoncello, Osare Tasmania, TAS

GOLD & BEST:

  • Økar Amaro, Ochre Nation, SA

SILVER:

  • Pineapple Amaro, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • Berry Berry Amaro, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • Bitter Orange Aperitif, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • The Craft & Co Amaro, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Ruby Bitter Aperitif, Imperial Measures Distilling, SA
  • Joadja Anis, Joadja Distillery, NSW

BRONZE:

  • Kaffircello, KI Spirits, SA
  • Anisette, KI Spirits, SA
  • Saint Felix - Bitter Citrus Aperitivo, Urban Ground Pty Ltd, VI

GOLD:

  • Marionette Amaretto, Cap & Bells Pty Ltd, VIC

SILVER:

  • Mac. by Brookie's, Cape Byron Distillery, NSW

BRONZE:

  • KIS Vintage Limited Edition Aged Honey and Walnut, KI Spirits, SA

GOLD:

  • Barbershop Coffee, Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Wolf Lane The Barista, Wolf Lane Distillery, QLD

SILVER:

  • Carter's Original Coffee Liqueur, Ochre Nation, SA
  • Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, South Coast Distillery, NSW
  • Antipodes Espresso Liqueur, The Antipodes Gin Co, ACT

BRONZE:

  • Firewater Coffee Liqueur, Arrosto coffee, SA
  • Sunny Hill Distillery Coffee Liqueur, Sunny Hill Distillery, SA

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  • Ambleside Distillers Sipping Coffee Liqueur, Ambleside Distillers, SA

SILVER:

  • Miss Maple Gin, Barossa Distilling Company, SA
  • Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur, Mobius Distilling, NSW

BRONZE:

  • 21C - Liquorice Liqueur - Batch 2, 21st Century Distillery, VIC
  • Black Juniper Amaro, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA
  • Sunny Hill Distillery Chocolate Liqueur, Sunny Hill Distillery, SA
  • Rakomelo Liquid Gold ( Honey and Spice Liqueur), Vittorio Spirits, SA

Rum Winners

Won by Requiem Rum ‘SS Ferret’, Tin Shed Distilling Co., SA

GOLD & BEST:

  • Requiem Rum The Ferret, Tin Shed Distilling Co, SA

SILVER:

  • Rum, Adelaide Hills Distillery , SA

Vodka Winners

Won by White Light Vodka Original, White Light Beverages, VIC

SILVER:

  • Vodka Pure, KI Spirits, SA

BRONZE:

  • Penny Vodka , Granddad Jacks, QLD

GOLD & BEST:

  • White Light Vodka Original, White Light Beverages, VIC

SILVER:

  • Wishbone Vodka, Fonzie Abbott, QLD

SILVER:

  • Baxter Vodka, Baxter Vodka, VIC

BRONZE:

  • Sunshine and Sons Original Vodka, Cavu Distilling, QLD

GOLD:

  • 38 Special Vodka, Mobius Distilling, NSW

SILVER:

  • MC No8 Triple Distilled Vodka, Martin Distillation Company Pty Ltd, SA
  • Finesse Gold Standard Vodka, OGS Distillery Pty. Ltd, QLD
  • Escarpment Vodka, South Coast Distillery, NSW
  • Avosh Premium Vodka, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

BRONZE:

  • Vodka, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD
  • Sunny Hill Distillery Wheat Vodka, Sunny Hill Distillery, SA

SILVER:

  • Echuca Distillery - Vodka Infusions - Lemon Myrtle, Echuca Distillery Div. of Sumilo Pty Ltd, VIC

SILVER:

  • Hemp Vodka, Natural Distilling Co, VIC
  • Piotr Vodka, Tin Shed Distilling Co, SA

SILVER:

  • Avosh Bottlebrush Honey Vodka, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

BRONZE:

  • Vodka Slap, KI Spirits, SA
  • White Light Vodka Barrel Aged, White Light Beverages, VIC

BRONZE:

  • Thai Venom Vodka, Logan's Microdistillery, VIC

Whisky Winners

Won by Sullivans Cove American Oak Tawny Single Cask, Sullivans Cove Distillery, TAS

GOLD:

  • Vodka Pure, KI Spirits, SA

SILVER:

  • Solera, New World Whisky Distillery, VIC
  • Rochfort Distillery Coriole White Port Cask, Rochfort Distillery, SA

BRONZE:

  • Wild River Mountain Distillery, Wild River Mountain Distillery, QLD

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  • Iniquity Single Malt Whisky Batch 019, Tin Shed Distilling Co, SA
  • Joadja Single Malt Whisky Double Wood, Joadja Distillery, NSW
  • Signal To Noise, Fleurieu Distillery, SA

GOLD:

  • Moon River, Fleurieu Distillery, SA
  • Joadja Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength, Joadja Distillery, NSW

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  • Joadja Single Malt Whisky DW Cask S, Joadja Distillery, NSW

GOLD & BEST:

  • Sullivans Cove American Oak Tawny Single Cask , Sullivans Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd., TAS

BRONZE:

  • Sullivans Cove American Oak Refill Single Cask Whisky, Sullivans Cove Distillery Pty. Ltd., TAS

GOLD:

  • Rochfort Muscat Cask, yl, SA

BRONZE:

  • Maxwell Mead Cask, Rochfort Distillery, SA

SILVER:

  • Cartoon Lurve, Fleurieu Distillery, SA

BRONZE:

  • Triple Smoke, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA

GOLD:

  • Rye Malt Whisky, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW

SILVER:

  • Native Grain, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • Two Fold, New World Whisky Distillery, VIC

Gin Winners

Won by Ambleside Distillers Small Acre Gin, Ambleside Distillers, SA

GOLD & BEST:

  • Ambleside Distillers Small Acre Gin, Ambleside Distillers, SA

GOLD:

  • Two Pencils , Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Ounce Gin Bold, Imperial Measures Distilling, SA
  • Taylor & Smith Dry Gin, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co, TAS

SILVER:

  • 78 Degrees Classic Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
  • The Craft & Co London Dry Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • The Craft & Co Collingwood Dry Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Triple Juniper Gin, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA
  • Southern Strength Gin, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA
  • Noosa Gin, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD
  • Patient Wolf Melbourne Dry Gin, Patient Wolf Distilling Co, VIC
  • Patient Wolf Summer Thyme Gin, Patient Wolf Distilling Co, VIC
  • Prohibition Original Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA
  • Barossa Dry, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • Dasher + Fisher Mountain Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS

BRONZE:

  • AMBLESIDE DISTILLERS BIG DRY GIN, Ambleside Distillers, SA
  • Foundry Gin, Charles Reuben Estate, VIC
  • Wishbone Gin, Fonzie Abbott, QLD
  • Rocky Jones Gin, Rocky Jones, VIC
  • Urban Gin, Sinclair Distillery, SA
  • Classic Dry Pepper Berry Gin, The Aisling Distillery Pty Ltd, NSW

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  • Needle And Pin Classic Dry Gin, Portia Valley Wines, SA
  • Generations Gin, Barossa Distilling Company, SA
  • Ambrosia Gin, Logan's Microdistillery , VIC
  • Signature Dry Gin, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD
  • Red Hen Gin, Small Batch Distilling, SA
  • Sunshine & Sons Original Dry Gin, Cavu Distilling, QLD
  • Finesse Gold Standard Gin, OGS Distillery Pty. Ltd, QLD
  • Pot Still Gin, Tara Distillery, NSW
  • Sunny Hill Distillery Dry Gin, Sunny Hill Distillery, SA
  • Brookie's Byron Dry Gin , Cape Byron Distillery, NSW
  • Artillery Big Island Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC

GOLD:

  • Ambleside Distillers No.8 Botanical Gin, Ambleside Distillers, SA
  • Perth Gin, Australian Distilling Co., WA
  • Melbourne Gin, Australian Distilling Co., VIC
  • Floral as Hell, Blend Etiquette , SA
  • The West Winds Gin Christmas Gin, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

SILVER:

  • Sydney Opera House Outside Gin, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
  • Gin Pangolin, Blend Etiquette , SA
  • BLUFF BOTANICAL GIN, Bluff Distillery Blackmans Bay , TAS
  • High Street Dry Gin, Echuca Distillery Div. of Sumilo Pty Ltd, VIC
  • Shackell's Cucumber Twist Gin, Echuca Distillery Div. of Sumilo Pty Ltd, VIC
  • Greenhouse, Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Happenstance Fiesta Gin, Happenstance Distillery, SA
  • Happenstance Fireside Gin, Happenstance Distillery, SA
  • Epoch Signature Dry Gin, Jones & Smith Distillery , NSW
  • Applewood Gin, Ochre Nation, SA
  • Savoury Allsorts, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • Dry Gin Murrumbidgee, The Aisling Distillery Pty Ltd, NSW
  • The West Winds Gin CUTLASS, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA
  • Wolf Lane Distillery Tropical Gin , Wolf Lane Distillery, QLD

BRONZE:

  • 78 Degrees Desert Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery , SA
  • Ambleside Distillerts Kifaru Gin, Ambleside Distillers, SA
  • Brisbane Gin , Australian Distilling Co., QLD
  • Great Ocean Road Gin - Guvvos Gin, Great Ocean Road Gin, VIC
  • Ounce Gin Signature, Imperial Measures Distilling, SA
  • Wild Gin, KI Spirits, SA
  • LOBO Djinn - Gin, LOBO Juice and Cider Pty Ltd, SA
  • Mount Compass Distilled Gin, Martin Distillation Company Pty Ltd, SA
  • Hemp Gin, Natural Distilling Co, VIC
  • Noble Bootleggers Australian Contemporary Gin, Noble Bootleggers Distilling Co, VIC
  • 100 Years Anniversary Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA
  • House Gin, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • Settlers Coriander Leaf Gin, Settlers Spirits, SA
  • Sublime Gin, South Coast Distillery, NSW
  • Dasher + Fisher Ocean Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS
  • Dasher + Fisher Meadow Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS
  • Taylor and Smith Gin, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co, TAS
  • Saint Felix - Wild Forest Gin, Urban Ground Pty Ltd, VIC

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  • Adelaide Gin, Australian Distilling Co., SA
  • Needle And Pin Riverland Dry Gin, Portia Valley Wines, SA
  • Sydney Opera House Inside Gin, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
  • Sydney Gin, Australian Distilling Co., NSW
  • Ad Crescendum Native Gin, Underground Spirits, ACT
  • Maritime Gin, Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC
  • Budburst Gin, Barossa Distilling Company, SA
  • Orient Gin, Bass and Flinders Distillery, VIC
  • White Pearl Gin, Moontide Distillery, WA
  • 78 Degrees Sunset Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery , SA
  • Essence Gin, The Abel Gin Co., TAS
  • Threefold Aromatic Gin, Threefold Distilling, SA
  • Signature Dry Gin, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
  • Quintessence Gin, The Abel Gin Co., TAS
  • Little Lon - Little Miss Yoko, Little Lon Distilling Co., VIC
  • Wandering Distillery Signature Gin , Wandering Distillery Pty Ltd, WA
  • O'Gin, KI Spirits, SA
  • Affinity Gin, Karu Distillery, NSW
  • 21C - Mountain Pepperberry Gin - Batch 1, 21st Century Distillery, VIC
  • Section 44 Gin, Pattex Distillery Pty Ltd, TAS
  • 21C - Mediterranean Gin - Batch 1, 21st Century Distillery, VIC
  • Antipodes Gin, The Antipodes Gin Co, ACT
  • Sum Yung Guys X Noosa Heads Distillery "Pho" Gin, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD
  • The Craft & Co Distiller's Cut, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Artillery Gin 150, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Distiller's Strength Gin, Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
  • De Bourbel Distillers Gin, Rochfort Distillery, SA
  • Peter Phillips X Noosa Heads Distillery Navy Gin, Noosa Heads Distillery, QLD

GOLD:

  • The Craft & Co Old Tom, Gypsy Hub, VIC

SILVER:

  • Old Tom, KI Spirits, SA
  • Five Islands Gin, South Coast Distillery, NSW

GOLD:

  • Prohibition Navy Strength Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA

SILVER:

  • Epoch Navy Strength Gin, Jones & Smith Distillery , NSW
  • Juniper Freak Gin 2019, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA
  • Urban Gin, Sinclair Distillery, SA
  • Breakwater Gin, South Coast Distillery, NSW
  • The West Winds Gin BROADSIDE, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

BRONZE:

  • Cadell's Navy Strength Gin, Echuca Distillery Div. of Sumilo Pty Ltd, VIC
  • 65 Miles , Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Lightning Gin, Karu Distillery, NSW
  • Applewood Navy, Ochre Nation, SA

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  • The Craft & Co Navy Strength Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC
  • Great Ocean Road Gin - Split Point, Great Ocean Road Gin, VIC
  • Wandering Distillery Naval Gazing, Wandering Distillery Pty Ltd, WA
  • Wolf Lane Navy Gin , Wolf Lane Distillery, QLD

SILVER:

  • Whisky Barrel Gin, KI Spirits, SA
  • The West Winds Gin SUR LIE GIN, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

BRONZE:

  • Prohibition Muscat Barrel Aged Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA
  • Barrel Aged Geneva, South Coast Distillery, NSW
  • Shiraz Gin with Tasmanian Pepperberries, Underground Spirits, ACT

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  • Settlers Oak Aged Gin, Settlers Spirits, SA
  • Prohibition Shiraz Barrel Aged Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA

GOLD:

  • Brookie's Byron Slow Gin , Cape Byron Distillery, NSW
  • Patient Wolf Blackthorn Gin, Patient Wolf Distilling Co, VIC
  • Dasher + Fisher Sloe Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS

SILVER:

  • Barossa Shiraz Gin, Barossa Distilling Company, SA
  • Spiced Fig Gin, Ginny Pig Distillery, SA
  • Great Ocean Road Gin - Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Great Ocean Road Gin, VIC
  • Mulberry Gin, KI Spirits, SA
  • Barossa Shiraz Gin, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • Illawarra Plum Gin, South Coast Distillery, NSW

BRONZE:

  • Maiden's Butterfly Pea & Passionfruit Gin, Echuca Distillery Div. of Sumilo Pty Ltd, VIC
  • Shiraz Gin, Logan's Microdistillery , VIC
  • Ginache Gin, Never Never Distilling Co Pty Ltd, SA
  • Needle And Pin Sevilli Seville Orange Gin, Portia Valley Wines, SA
  • Needle and Pin Native Lilly Pilly Gin, Portia Valley Wines, SA
  • Semi-Gin, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, SA
  • Settlers Spirits Juniper 3 Ways Gin, Settlers Spirits, SA
  • Settlers Blood Orange & Chilli Gin, Settlers Spirits, SA
  • Dasher + Fisher Strawberry Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS
  • The West Winds Gin WILD PLUM, The Tailor Made Spirits Company, WA

GOLD:

  • The Craft & Co Gingerbread Gin, Gypsy Hub, VIC

BRONZE:

  • Pavlova Gin, Granddad Jacks, QLD
  • Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co, SA
  • Dasher + Fisher Saffron Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, TAS
  • Sunny Hill Distillery Pink Gin, Sunny Hill Distillery, SA

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  • Wildspirit Distilling Co Bloody Merry Gin, Dad & Daves Brewing, NSW