History

First conducted in 2015, the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards is Australia’s first and largest national spirits competition focusing on Australian-manufactured spirits.

Recognising the long tradition of distilling in Australia as well as the new generation of emerging spirits and liqueur producers, the awards provide Australian distillers with an essential benchmarking opportunity.

Created in close consultation with industry experts including Executive Committee members of the Australian Distillers Association, the awards are reflective of the burgeoning industry, increased consumer interest and market trends and highlight the innovation and excellence demonstrated by Australian distillers.

The awards are judged by Australia’s leading experts in spirits and liqueurs from across the industry.