Entry Benefits

  • Products will be peer reviewed by a panel of industry experts led by Head Judge, Ollie Margan, and all entrants will receive attribute scores and a summation of judges’ commentary. 
  • Award-winning distillers will be provided with the Tasting Australia Spirit Awards Marketing and PR Kit to assist with promoting their win and marketing their spirits and liqueurs with a seal of quality. 
  • Award-winning entrants will have their products showcased at Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel 2025. Learn more about Tasting Australia.

Entry Requirements

  • Entrants must hold an Australian Taxation Office licence to manufacture excisable products – alcohol.
  • If a distributor or other is entering an exhibit on behalf of the manufacturer, they must obtain proof of licence and permission information.
  • Entries must be manufactured, distilled and packaged in Australia. 
  • Entries must comply with Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.7.5 – Spirits.
  • Entries must comply with the Australian regulatory requirements that apply in relation to product, labelling and excise (including the Excise Act 1901).
  • Entries must comply with Government of South Australia producers liquor licence, complying with production, dispatch and delivery.
  • Entrants may submit multiple products for entry into the Tasting Australia Spirit Awards, so long as they demonstrate technical difference between product – a product can be entered only once into a chosen category and class.
  • Entries must be submitted for judging in packaging that is consistent with the commercial sale of the product.
  • Entries submitted for judging must be one (1) x 700mL bottle or equivalent volume across multiple bottles of the same batch.
  • Entrants are responsible for sample delivery and the product must be received by no later than 4pm on Friday, 2 August 2024.
  • Entrants whose exhibits have won a gold medal at the 2024 Awards will be required to supply, at their expense, one (1) x 700ml or equivalent bottle of their gold medal-winning exhibit to feature at the Awards Presentation and Industry Tasting the following day. Entrants will be notified under embargo by email if additional stock is required. Entrants should arrange immediate delivery to arrive by no later than Monday 26th August 2024.

Held Finished Bottled Stock Requirements

There are minimum required quantities of held finished bottled stock for all spirits and liqueurs at the final day for delivery; Friday 2 August 2024.

 

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