Major Awards

The 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) offers sixteen trophies across ten categories, including the Major Trophy ‘Champion Australian Distiller’. This trophy acknowledges outstanding achievement in distilling excellence, and is awarded each year to the distiller with the highest average score, calculated from the distiller’s top-three scoring exhibits. Previous winners of the Champion Australian Distiller trophy are –

2015 – Lark Distillery, Tasmania
2016 – Limeburners Distillery, Western Australia
2017 – Tied score – Hoochery Distillery AND Old Young’s, both of Western Australia
2018 – Old Young’s, Western Australia
2019 – Hellyers Road Distillery, Tasmania
2020 – Never Never Distilling Co, South Australia


Champion Trophies

Champion Whisky
Champion London Dry Gin
Champion New World / Contemporary Gin
Champion Navy Gin
Champion Other Gin (Not LD, NW or Navy)
Champion Vodka
Champion Brandy
Raymond ‘Spike’ Dessert III Trophy for Champion Rum
Champion Cane Spirit
Champion Liqueur
Champion Alternative Spirit
Champion Aromatic
Champion Vermouth
Champion Small Batch Spirit
Champion Micro Batch

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