In 2020, an all South Australian panel of beverage experts judged a record number of entries from across the country.
The Australian distilling industry is one of the fastest growing and most diverse in the world, and the Tasting Australia Spirit Awards presented by MasterCask aim to recognise that ingenuity and energy and celebrate the industry’s achievements.
SA distillery, Ambleside Distillers have taken the coveted Best Distiller award for their small Acre Gin and No. 8 Botanical Gin.
“For us entering this festival and competition really embodies everything we stand for, supporting and celebrating like minded producers and the fantastic food and beverage that South Australia and also Australia has on offer,” Matt Dickson, Founder and Distiller at Ambleside Distillery says.
“It’s very pleasing that we have been recognised year after year at these awards and feel very privileged to take out the “best distiller award” this year.”
“I think having such a passion for this industry and also pouring our heart and soul into making this stuff is really starting to translate through our products and also our friends visiting us at the cellar door or celebrating our spirits with a G&T at home or in their favourite bar are hopefully feeling the love we put into our products.”
“It’s great recognition for our brand to be a part of the awards but it’s also great to go up against the best in the world and be recognised for it. It’s good to know that we are on the right track.”
“I think the industry in general is progressing very quickly and with consumers becoming more knowledgeable about products it gives producers the confidence to try and craft more complex and well-rounded products. Access to great local produce is also helping us craft quality spirits.”
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