The $89 Kangaroo Island gin crowned Australia’s best

Australia’s first gin distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits, have been awarded best Australian gin at a recent award.

Australia’s first gin distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits, have achieved another feather in their cap, taking home the best Australian Gin at the recent Dan Murphy’s 2024 Decoded Spirits Awards for their Wild Gin.

Over the course of two days, a panel of 13 judges meticulously sampled over 450 spirits spanning 19 distinct categories as part of their deliberations to reach a verdict.

“We are absolutely thrilled, words cannot express our joy, as we have been honoured with this prestigious award from Dan Murphy’s,” The Kangaroo Island Spirits team announced on social media.

“The fact that we were chosen as the top Australian gin in Dan Murphy’s decoded competition is truly astounding.”

Dan Murphy’s Head of Spirits Sarah Hall spoke to the quality of Australian spirits displayed across the awards.

“These awards really recognise the high-quality spirits on the market but also pay homage to the incredible workmanship of Australian producers. We are incredibly lucky to have some of the best producers in the industry right at our doorstep. Australian producers demonstrate not only a high level of skill and tenacity but also creativity relying on natural products from our diverse landscape,” she said.

“From sourcing ingredients like botanicals unique only to Australia to sourcing high quality Australian barley, all of these elements really demonstrate that Australian producers deserve to be on the world stage.”

Hand harvested with locally grown ingredients, the Wild Gin is no stranger to awards. Just last year, it won bronze at the International Wine and Spirit Show, and silver at Tasting Australia Spirit Awards. With a sweet spice and citrus notes, this is the perfect drink to complement that end of week knock off.

Kangaroo Island Spirits weren’t the only SA business to be acknowledged on the national stage, 78 Degrees and 23rd Street Distillery were also named finalist in the Australian gin category. In the Brandy/Cognac/Armagnac category, St Agnes was named a finalist for two different varieties.

In the pre batched cocktails, Prohibition Liquor Co’s Negroni was also acknowledged. In the Australian Vodka category 78 Degrees stood out with their Australian Vodka 700mL.

So if you’re in the mood to add a different gin to your line up why not head pick up a bottle of Kangaroo Island Spirits Wild Gin, you won’t be disappointed.

For more information about Kangaroo Island Spirits, click here.

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