Melbourne International Spirits Competition Announces 2017 Winners

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 4th amazing year!

The 4th Annual Melbourne International Spirits Competition

Last month’s Melbourne International Spirits Competition was held at the RACV City Club in the center of Melbourne. This year’s judging panel included buyers from top retail stores, sommeliers, distributors, and importers from Australia and the greater Asia Pacific Region. The judges were excited by the high quality of known spirits submitted as well as the large number of new spirits looking to break into the Asia Pacific Market. The 5th Annual Melbourne International Spirits Competition will be held on June 24-25, 2018.

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

Vodka of the Year
Medoff Diamant Vodka