Melbourne International Spirits Competition Announces 2018 Winners

Thank you to all the brands who came out for our 5th successful year! 

The 5th Annual Melbourne International Spirits Competition

The 2018 Melbourne International Spirits Competition was held at the RACV City Club in the heart 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. As with all of our competitions, we only select trade buyers to be our judges, ensuring that the brands submitted are tasted by the true decision-makers of the beverage industry. The judges were thrilled by the high quality of known spirits submitted as well as the large number of new spirits brands looking to break into the Asia Pacific Market. The 6th Annual Melbourne International Spirits Competition will be held in June of 2019. 

Australia Distillery of the Year
Kangaroo Island Spirits

Australia Apple Schnapps Distillery of the Year
Wildbrumby Distillery

Australia Flavored Whiskey of the Year
Bluestill Black Widow Honey

Australia Gin Distillery of the Year
Seppeltsfeld Road Distillers

Australia Grape Brandy of the Year

Australia Rakia Distillery of the Year
Virginia Spirits

Australia Schnapps Distillery of the Year
Franklin Cider Co.

Australia Whiskey Distillery of the Year
Mt. Uncle

Absinthe of the Year
The Jezebel Absinthe

Barbados Rum of the Year
Neptune Rum

Baijiu of the Year
Hou Gong Fang

Bourbon of the Year
Old Virginia

Cachaca of the Year
Cachaca Tie Prata

France Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Maison Ferroni

Germany Distillery of the Year
Berlin Brandstifter

Irish Whiskey of the Year
Duffey’s Blended Irish Whiskey

Japan Gin Distillery of the Year
Miyashita Craft Gin Okayama

Norway Gin of the Year
Bareksten Gin

Single Malt Whiskey Brand of the Year
Glen Marnoch

Spain Liqueur of the Year
Bodegas Vidal Vermouth Gaztelu

Ukraine Vodka of the Year
Medoff Lux Vodka

8 Yr Blended Scotch of the Year
Highland Black 8 Year

18 Year Blended Scotch of the Year
Dewars The Vintage 18 Year

25 Year Blended Scotch of the Year
Dewar’s 25 Year The Signature