Let your spirits soar.
Established in 2015 and developed in close consultation with the executive of Australian Distillers, the Melbourne Royal Australian Distilled Spirits Awards are Australia’s first and largest national spirits competition highlighting the innovation and excellence of Australian spirits.
The Awards are shaped by an Industry Advisory Group who work closely with Melbourne Royal to maintain the program’s relevance and to develop its future direction. The Group features some of the Australian distilling and bar industry’s most highly regarded professionals –
Seb Costello – Head Judge, formerly of Bad Frankie
Julian White – Whisky & Alement
Luke McCarthy – Founder & Editor, Oz Whisky Review
Sebastian Reaburn – Anther Distillery
Stuart Gregor – Australian Distillers President, Four Pillars Distillery
Following a detailed review, the Awards have once again evolved to best represent the industry and its diversity and sees the introduction of a new trophy for Whisky.
After successfully delivering the Awards remotely through the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, judging this year returns to in-person at Melbourne Showgrounds in August, with entries now open.
For further information contact
Australian Distillers Association
Suite 1601, 447 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
ABN 77 622 845 275