2017 Winners

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Melbourne International Spirits Competition! In our fourth smash year of the competition, close to 200 spirits were submitted from 8+ countries around the world. Scroll down to view the winners!

Double Gold

Gin
KIS Whisky Barrel Gin

Rum
Kapt’n Flint Dark Rum
Mt. Uncle Distillery Iridium
Zolez Anejo

Vodka
Medoff Diamant Vodka

Whiskey
The Black Cock Rare
Dewar’s The Vintage 18yr
Highland Black 8 Yr Blended Scotch Whiskey

Gold

Absinthe
Copperhead Road Distillery

Cachaca
Batista Ouro

Cognac
G.B. Fookes Fine Cognac

Gin
Animus Arboretum Gin
Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin
Kis Old Tom
KIS Wild Gin
Prohibition Gin
Von Hallers Gin
Wildbrumby Rubus Patch Gin

Liqueurs
Fable Cream Liqueur
Lanique
O’Donnells Irish Cream

Rum
Don R*** Rum
Maruda Rum STEELPAN
Ron Veleiro Reserva Especial
Ron Zolez Dorado

Shochu
Principal Sorghum Shochu

Vodka
Tamova Vodka
Underground Spirits Signature Vodka

Whiskey
Bluegrass Kentucky Bourbon
Dewar’s Signature
Dewar’s White Label
The Big Black Cock Single Barrel Single Malt Whiskey
The Grove Distillery Margaret River Honey

Silver

Brandy
Baroque Brandy
Scheibel Altes Pfumie

Cachaca
Cachaca Batista Prata

Gin
Animus Classic Dry Gin
Darley’s London Style Gin
Imperial Measures Distilling Ounce Gin
Kata Rocks Gin
Mt Uncle Botanic Australia Gin
Naked Gin
Prohibition Liquor Bathtub Cut
Underground Signature Gin
Wildrumby Stallion Gin

Liqueur
Celeste Noir Coffee Liqueur
Specht Caramel Butterscotch Schnapps

Rum
Kapt’n Flint Spiced Rum
Ron Zolez Mamajuana

Vodka
Wahrer Vodka
Kleiner Feigling

Whiskey
Dewar’s The Monarch 15yr

Bronze

Gin/Genever
Animus Ambrosian Gin
Feingeisterei 5 Continents Gin
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin
Kis O Gin
Mt Uncle Botanic Australia Navy Strength Gin
The oriGINal

Rum
Ron Zolez Blanco
The Grove Distillery Caribbean Coconut

Schnapps
Scheibel Brat Apfel Likor

Vodka
Medoff Classic Vodka

Whiskey
Dewar’s The Ancestor 12yr
Highland Earl Scotch Whiskey

Individual Awards

8yr Blended Scotch of the Year
Highland Black 8yr Blended Scotch Whiskey

18yr Blended Scotch of the Year
Dewar’s The Vintage 18yr

Absinthe of the Year
Copperhead Road Distillery

Australia Cream Liqueur of the Year
Fable Crea Liqueur

Australia Distillery of the Year
Mt. Uncle Distillery

Australia Gin Distillery of the Year
Kangaroo Island Spirits

Bourbon of the Year
Bluegrass Kentucky Bourbon

Brandy of the Year
Scheibel Altes Pfummie

Cachaca Producer of the Year
Cachaca Batista

Cognac of the Year
Fookes Fine Cognac

Dominican Republic Rum of the Year
Ron Zolez

Ireland Cream Liquor of the Year
O’Donnells Irish Cream

Germany Gin of the Year
Gin 5 Continents

Germany Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Scheilbe Altes

Germany Rum of the Year
Don R*** Rum

Germany Vodka of the Year
Wahrer Vodka

Shochu Producer of the Year
Manchuria Shochu

United Kingdom Liqueur of the Year
Lanique

Vodka of the Year
Medoff Diamant Vodka

Come along and taste the winning brands at Australia Trade Tasting — in the press area of the Melbourne International Competitions!
RSVP HERE