02 Mar 2020

Judges named for Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presented by MasterCask

Beverage experts from around the nation are set to judge the third annual Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presented by MasterCask in Adelaide this month.

Sharing decades of distilling expertise, members of the 2020 judging panel are:

Amy Martin, Tarac Technologies (SA)
Brooke Hayman, Whisky & Alement (VIC)
Darren Lange, Mastercask (SA)
Graham Wright, The Odd Whisky Coy (SA)
Harriet Leigh, Archie Rose Distilling Co. (NSW)
Laura Carter, Ochre Nation (SA)
Marcus Motteram, Hains & Co. (SA)
Mark Nicholson, Distilling industry consultant (TAS)
Sacha La Forgia, Adelaide Hills Distillery (SA)

The panel will again be led by World Whisky Award Hall of Fame inductee Bill Lark, founder of Tasmania’s Lark Distillery, who is credited with reigniting Tasmania’s whisky industry and has accumulated global accolades for his uniquely Australian spirits.

Distilleries have until Friday 13 March to submit their entries to the 2020 Tasting Australia Spirit Awards. You can view the entry booklet, categories and classes here, and lodge entries via our portal here. Samples need to be submitted for judging no later than 4pm on Wednesday 18 March.

Winners will be announced during the Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presentation (invite-only to entrants and industry) on Saturday 28 March, with winning products also featuring at the Love Potions event on the same night at Adelaide's Freemasons Lodge.

For assistance with your entries please contact the Competition Manager, Damian Nieuwesteeg, via [email protected] or on 0405 397 500.