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Just in time for World Vodka Day, Indigenous spirits brand Seven Seasons have won double gold at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC) – an exclusive award for only a handful of entries designated among the finest in the world.
Made from a base of wild-harvested Native Yams from the Northern Territory, Seven Seasons’ Native Yam Vodka was rewarded for its balanced earthy flavours and creamy, nutty notes. Recently released in Australia, it is the only Australian spirit to receive a Double Gold in this year’s NYWSC.
The success didn’t stop there though, Seven Seasons’ flagship and popular Green Ant Gin received a silver medal and the pink-hued Bush Apple Gin, which was released in April, won a bronze.
Founded by retired AFL star Daniel Motlop, Seven Seasons’ spirits revolve around the calendar of the Larrakia people and use ingredients that showcase their incredible culture.
“These awards reflect the focus and attention to details we’ve been putting into our production over the past 12 months,” says Motlop.
“We are incredibly proud of the spirits we’ve created so far and the extraordinary native ingredients that we’re able to source.”
“It’s great to receive such important, international recognition for our drinks.”
In the Competition’s nine-year history, the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition has become one of the most respected judging events in the USA. The panel of judges are predominantly New York-based and are among the wine and spirits industry’s most trusted experts.
2021 has been a big year for Seven Seasons with the launch of its Bush Apple Gin in April and Native Yam Vodka in July.
The premium South Australian distilling company uses native Australian ingredients to create ‘the world’s oldest new flavours’, with many of the native ingredients hand-harvested by Indigenous people in the Northern Territory.
Focused on sustainability, Seven Seasons only harvest what is bountiful in nature and support local Aboriginal communities through both business opportunities and the Aboriginal Community Harvesters organisation.
You can find Seven Seasons Spirits at all good national and independent alcohol retailers.
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