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12 Jul 2022 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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.

Key dates

  • Entries close: Friday 29 July
  • Delivery: Monday 8 - Friday 12 August
  • Judging: Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 August

For further information contact

Damian Nieuwesteeg


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