Australian Distilled Spirits and Liqueurs Awards 2014

The winners of the Australian Distilled Spirits and Liqueurs Awards were announced at the Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Festival held in Melbourne. Five champion trophies were presented with Lark Distillery taking out two awards.

Bill Lark
Bill Lark, Lark Distillery

Champion Trophy for Best Australian Distiller: Lark Distillery
Champion Whisky Trophy: Lark Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky Small Cask Strength, Lark Distillery
Champion Gin Trophy: The Cutlass, West Winds Gin
Champion Rum Trophy: Ord River Overproof Rum, Hoochery Distillery
Champion Other Spirits: Poire William Schnapps, Wildbrumby

The awards are part of the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA).

Source: Updates and photo by Sebastian Reaburn (@CocktailSeb) used with permission.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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