Major Awards

The Australian Distilled Spirits Awards sees up to twelve trophies presented to the champions of each category, as well as the overall Champion Australian Distiller.

Champion Australian Distiller

The Champion Australian Distiller trophy acknowledges outstanding achievement in distilling excellence. The trophy is awarded to the distiller with the highest average score, calculated from the distiller’s top three scoring exhibits.

Champion Victorian Distiller presented by the Treasurer of Victoria

The Champion Victorian Distiller trophy acknowledges outstanding achievement in distilling excellence. The trophy will be awarded to the Victorian distiller with the highest average score, calculated from the distiller’s top three scoring exhibits.


Champion Victorian Gin, presented by the Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources.

The Champion Victorian Gin Trophy will be awarded to the Victorian distiller with the highest scoring entry within the Gin classes. 

Champion Trophies

Champion Whisky
Champion Gin
Champion Vodka
Champion Brandy
Raymond ‘Spike’ Dessert III Trophy for Champion Rum
Champion Liqueur
Champion Alternative Spirit
Champion Aromatic
Champion Small Batch Spirit
Champion Micro Batch

For the full list of classes, see the entry booklet.