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July 30, 2020
Habits

How’d your favourite SA distilleries do at the 2020 London Spirits Competition?

South Australia's spirits industry is as strong as ever, with five local distilleries taking home 13 awards - including Gin of the Year - at the 2020 London Spirits Competition.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Supplied

Pandemic or not, some things will never change.

So long as there are distilling competitions judged around the world, South Australia’s ever-expanding craft spirits industry will inevitably take home an award or two.

The London Spirits Competition was held earlier this month, Monday, 6 July, and among the global cohort of winners were five South Australian distilleries, who collectively took home 13 gongs.

This was the third year of the London Spirits Competition, which is run by Beverage Trade Network and judged by a panel of “spirits industry experts with commercial buying responsibility.”

The award fancies itself as “the only spirits competition of its kind that rates spirits by quality, value and packaging.”

For our piece, CityMag can confirm that each of the distilleries listed below are responsible for some certifiably bangin’ products.

Read on, and, as always, keep an eye out for the best SA booze any time you visit your local bottle shop.


 

Remarks

This list is ordered from most awards to least, and alphabetically where there is a tie.

Applewood Distillery

Trophies:Gold: 0  Silver:Bronze:Total: 4

Silver
Gin
Applewood Gin
Applewood Navy
Liqueur
Carter’s Original Coffee Liqueur

Bronze
Liqueur
Økar Amaro


 

Australian Distilling Co

Trophies:Gold: 0  Silver:Bronze:Total: 3

This image: Meaghan Coles

Silver
Gin
Melbourne Gin

Bronze
Gin
Brisbane Gin
Adelaide Gin


 

Ambleside Distillers

Trophies:Gold: 0  Silver:Bronze:Total: 2

Bronze
Gin
Big Dry Gin
Small Acre Gin


 

Barossa Distilling Company

Trophies:Gold: 1  Silver:Bronze:Total: 2

Trophy
Gin of the Year
Barossa Distilling Barrel Aged Gin

Gold
Gin
Barossa Distilling Barrel Aged Gin


 

Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

Trophies:Gold: 0  Silver:Bronze:Total: 2

This image: John Krüger

Silver
Gin
House Gin
Barossa Dry


 

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