AGA February 2019 Awards Results 2019-03-13T09:41:29+11:00

AGA February 2019 Results

BEST IN SHOW

CATEGORY 2 – CONTEMPORARY

kis O GIN
Kangaroo Island Spirits
856 Playford Hwy, Cygnet River
Home to Sarah and Jon Lark

THE JUDGES WROTE:
KIS O’Gin is handcrafted, highlighting juniper, coriander and angelica root in a contemporary London style. Key to its character is the subtle infusion of Kangaroo Island coastal daisy Olearia Axillaris. Sometimes known as wild rosemary, this shrub of the Asteracea family flourishes along South Australia’s coastal regions – it is the perfect complement to enhance the gin’s lively structure. Savoury and dry with a burst of orange, O’Gin has a nose which recalls beach dunes on a hot summer day.

BEST IN CLASS
CATEGORY 1 –
CLASSIC DRY

RED HEN
Small Batch Distilling
South Australia

BEST IN CLASS
CATEGORY 2 –
CONTEMPORARY

kis O GIN
Kangaroo Island Spirits
South Australia

BEST IN CLASS
CATEGORY 3 –
MATURED

OAK GIN
Cedar Fox Distilling Co
Victoria

BEST IN CLASS
CATEGORY 5 –
NAVY GIN

SPLIT POINT
Great Ocean Road Gin
Victoria

BEST IN CLASS
CATEGORY 6 –
FLAVOURED

TASMANIAN SLOE GIN
Hunnington Distillery
Tasmania

Company Product name Score/50 Medal
CATEGORY 1. CLASSIC DRY GIN
Red Hen Gin Red Hen Gin 45.5 TROPHY
Anther Gin Scott Picket and Co Native Gin by Anther 37 BRONZE
Anther Gin Anther Distilled Australian Gin 45 GOLD
Anther Gin Charismatica by Anther 41.5 SILVER
Big Tree Distillery Elegant Dry Gin 34.6
Brogan’s Way Everyday Salvation 37.8 BRONZE
Cape Byron Distillery Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin 43.3 SILVER
Captain Bligh’s Brewery And Distillery Navigator Gin 40.8 SILVER
Cedar Fox Distilling Co Cedar Fox Gin 42 SILVER
Edgemill Group BeGin 35.5 BRONZE
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Original Gin Elixir 35.6 BRONZE
Granddad Jack’s Two Pencils 45.3 GOLD
Hemp Gin Group Hemp Gin 34.2
Imperial Measures Distilling Ounce Gin – Bold 45 GOLD
Killara Distillery Triple Juniper Apothecary Gin 35.9 BRONZE
Kimberley Rum Company Dead Governor’s Gin 41 SILVER
Knocklofty All Juniper 31.8
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin 39.5 BRONZE
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny Highlands Gin 40.5 SILVER
Manly Spirits Co. Australian Dry 38.2 BRONZE
Margaret River Distilling Co Giniversity London Dry 33.5
Mornington Peninsula Distillery Beach Box Gin 38.7 BRONZE
Never Never Distilling Co Triple Juniper Gin 42.3 SILVER
Nosferatu Distillery Nosferatu Blood Orange Gin 36.7 BRONZE
Old Kempton Distillery Embezzler Gin 38.8 BRONZE
Old Young’s 1829 Gin 38.5 BRONZE
Old Young’s 1827 Gin 40.3 SILVER
Original Spirit Co. Original’s Classic Dry 36.8 BRONZE
Patient Wolf Distilling Co Patient Wolf Summer Gin 41.3 SILVER
Prohibition Liquor Co Prohibition Gin 42.6 SILVER
Reed & Co Distillery Remedy Gin 43.6 SILVER
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers Barossa Dry 40.5 SILVER
Settlers Spirits Settlers Rare Dry Gin 41.8 SILVER
Spring Bay Distillery Spring Bay Gin 44.3 SILVER
Taylor and Smith Taylor and Smith Gin 39 BRONZE
The Craft & Co Collingwood Dry 37.6 BRONZE
The Grove Distillery & Brewery The Grove Gin 35.1 BRONZE
Wandering Distillery Wandering Distillery Signature Gin 34.7
White Light Beverages Triple G Gin, Australian Dry Gin 45.2 GOLD
Wildbrumby Distillery Classic Gin 38.5 BRONZE
CATEGORY 2. CONTEMPORARY GIN
Kangaroo Island Spirits KIS OGin 45.8 TROPHY
7K distillery Aqua Vitae Modern Gin 34.3
Adelaide Hills Distillery Green Ant Gin 38.6 BRONZE
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 degrees 45 GOLD
Alchemy Distillers Chamomile Gin 37.3 BRONZE
Ambleside Distillers No. 8 Botanical Gin 37.6 BRONZE
Ambleside Distillers Kifaru 40 SILVER
Ambleside Distillers Small Acre Gin 43 SILVER
Ambleside Distillers Big Dry Gin 43 SILVER
Archie Rose Distilling Co Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin 43.8 SILVER
Archie Rose Distilling Co Archie Rose Distiller’s Strength Gin 40.8 SILVER
Barossa Distilling Company Generations Gin 41 SILVER
Bass and Flinders Distillery Angry Ant Gin 40 SILVER
Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin – Soft & Smooth 31.6
Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin 10 – Wild & Spicy 30.6
Bellarine Distillery Teddy & The Fox 45.2 GOLD
Big River Distilling Co Canberra Dry Gin 41 SILVER
Brogan’s Way Evening Light 38.3 BRONZE
Captain Bligh’s Brewery And Distillery Navigator Gin 42.9 SILVER
Cedar Fox Distilling Co Cedar Fox Gin 45.2 GOLD
Darby-Norris Distillery Gin 45 GOLD
Death Gin Death Gin 39 BRONZE
Forty spoted Gin Forty Spotted Gin 40.5 SILVER
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Frontignac Gin Elixir 45 GOLD
Granddad Jack’s Greenhouse 40.8 SILVER
Great Ocean Road Gin Guvvos 45 GOLD
Hartshorn Distillery Sheep Whey Gin 38 BRONZE
Hellfire Bluff Distillery Hellfire Bluff Summer gin 45.2 GOLD
Hellfire Bluff Distillery Hellfire Bluff Piquant Gin 37 BRONZE
Hunnington Distillery Deadman’s point Vapour infused Gin 38.6 BRONZE
Imbue Distillery Suburban 43 SILVER
Imperial Measures Distilling Ounce Gin – Signature 42.2 SILVER
Kangaroo Island Spirits KIS Wild Gin 42.8 SILVER
Karu Distillery Affinity Gin 38.B
Kilderkin Distillery Larrikin Gin – Original Larrikin 42.5 SILVER
Kilderkin Distillery Larrikin Gin – Scoundrel 41.6 SILVER
Killara Distillery Apothecary Gin 36 BRONZE
Kimberley Rum Company Dead Governor’s Gin 37,8 BRONZE
Knocklofty Penn 39 BRONZE
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin 39.2 BRONZE
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny Van Diemen’s Gin 42.3 SILVER
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny Highlands Gin 32
LOBO Juice and Cider LOBO Djinn 42.3 SILVER
Manly Spirits Co. Coastal Citrus Gin 38.3 BRONZE
Giniversity Giniversity Smoked Hemp 38.3 BRONZE
Giniversity Giniversity Intense Lime 36.8 BRONZE
Giniversity Giniversity Botanical 45 GOLD
Giniversity Giniversity Lemongrass & Ginger 42 SILVER
Giniversity Giniversity Christmas 25.3
Mt. Uncle Distillery Botanic Australis 45.3 GOLD
Mt. Uncle Distillery Botanic Australis Bushfire Gin 27.3
Of All The Gin Joints Heres Looking At You KId Christmas Gin 37.2 BRONZE
Of All The Gin Joints Wild Rose Gin 42.2 SILVER
Old Kempton Distillery Embezzler Gin 34.6
Old Young’s Six Seasons Gin 38.7 BRONZE
Original Spirit Co. Original’s Bushcrafted Dry 39 BRONZE
Original Spirit Co. Original’s Applewood Smoked 43.3 SILVER
Patient Wolf Distilling Co Patient Wolf Premium Dry Gin 45.2 GOLD
Rainrose / Flinders Peak Winery Citrus and Spice Gin 36.6 BRONZE
Rainrose / Flinders Peak Winery Citrus and Spice Gin batch 3 by 41 SILVER
Red Hen Gin Red Hen Gin 41.3 SILVER
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers House Gin 43.5 SILVER
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers Savoury Allsorts 43.5 SILVER
Settlers Spirits Settlers Yuzu Gin 45 GOLD
Tattarang SpringsDistilling Co. Australian Botanical Gin 32
The Abel Gin Co. Essence Gin 39.6 BRONZE
The Abel Gin Co. Quintessence Gin 42.6 SILVER
The Craft & Co Collingwood Dry 36.3 BRONZE
The Farmer’s Wife Autumn Dry Gin 35.6 BRONZE
The Splendid Gin The Splendid Gin 40 SILVER
The West Winds Gin The West Winds Gin 41.4 SILVER
Tiny Bear Distillery The Doctor 38.5 BRONZE
Tiny Bear Distillery The Gypsy 34
Underground Spirits GIN 41.6 SILVER
Wandering Distillery Wandering Distillery Signature Gin 33.5
Young Henry’s Brewing and Distilling Noble Cut Gin 41.5 SILVER
CATEGORY 3. MATURED GIN
Cedar Fox Distilling Co Cedar Fox Oak Gin 46 TROPHY
Forty Spotted Gin Forty Spotted Winter Release 39.3 BRONZE
Kangaroo Island Spirits KIS Whisky Barrel Aged Gin 35.4 BRONZE
Kilderkin Distillery Larrikin Gin – Barrel Aged 38.6 BRONZE
Manly Spirits Co. Barrel Age Gin 40.6 SILVER
Giniversity Limeburners Barrelled 40.2 SILVER
Giniversity Barrel Aged 32.6
Old Young’s Old B.A.G 37.3 BRONZE
Prohibition Liquor Co Shiraz Barrel Gin 40 SILVER
Underground Spirits Shiraz gin with Tasmanian Pepperberry 37 BRONZE
CATEGORY 4 OLD TOM Not scored. Considered wrong category
Kangaroo Island Spirits KIS Old Tom
Karu Distillery Affinity Gin
CATEGORY 5. NAVY GIN
Great Ocean Road Gin Split Point 45 TROPHY
5Nines Distilling Sticks & Stones 42.1 SILVER
Animus Distillery Macedon Dry Gin 41.8 SILVER
Animus Distillery Ambrosian Gin 43 SILVER
Animus Distillery Arboretum Gin 40.5 SILVER
Big Tree Distillery Claude Navy Strength Gin 38.8 BRONZE
Brogan’s Way Royal Blood 38.3 BRONZE
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Navel Strength Gin Elixir 41.1 SILVER
Granddad Jack’s 65 Miles 41.3 SILVER
Kilderkin Distillery Larrikin Gin – Buccaneer 44.3 SILVER
Lawrenny Estate Distillery Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin 44 SILVER
Mt. Uncle Distillery Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin 27.3
Never Never Distilling Co Southern Strength Gin 42.6 SILVER
Never Never Distilling Co Juniper Freak Gin 40 SILVER
Old Young’s Common Gin 39.8 BRONZE
Prohibition Liquor Co Bathtub Cut Gin 33.8
Tattarang SpringsDistilling Co. Distillers Cut 33.6
The West Winds Gin The Broadside 37 BRONZE
Tiny Bear Distillery The Sailor 35 BRONZE
Wildbrumby Distillery Wildbrumby Stallion Navy Strength Gin 25.3
CATEGORY 6. FLAVOURED GIN
Hunnington Distillery Tasmanian Sloe Gin 46.8 TROPHY
5Nines Distilling Wild Citrus 40.3 SILVER
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 degrees Sunset Gin 34
Animus Distillery Davidsonia Gin 41.2 SILVER
Barossa Distilling Company Budburst Gin 38.5 BRONZE
Barossa Distilling Company Barossa Shiraz Gin 40.6 SILVER
Bass and Flinders Distillery Cerise Gin 39.6 BRONZE
Bass and Flinders Distillery Monsoon Gin 34
Cape Byron Distillery Brookie’s Byron Slow Gin 38.8 BRONZE
Death Gin Death Gin Coffee 38 BRONZE
Edgemill Group BeGin Sloeberry & Bitters 32.6
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Shiraz Gin Elixir 39 BRONZE
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Pepperberry Gin Elixir 42.5 SILVER
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Kaffir Leaf Gin Elixir 32.6
Fossey’s Gin Fossey’s Broken Heel Gin 34
Original Spirit Co. Original’s Wild Tasmanian Sloe 44.1 SILVER
Prohibition Liquor Co Christmas Gin 42.8 SILVER
Seppeltsfield Road Distillers Barossa Shiraz Gin 45 GOLD
Settlers Spirits Settlers Shiraz Gin 38.5 BRONZE
Settlers Spirits Settlers Pink Gin 36 BRONZE
Settlers Spirits Settlers Sloe Gin 45 GOLD
Settlers Spirits Settlers Spiced Fig Gin 40.1 SILVER
The Splendid Gin Summer Cup 38.6 BRONZE
The West Winds Gin The Wild Plum 46.1 GOLD
Wildbrumby Distillery Wildbrumby Rubus Patch Pink Gin 33

AUSTRALIA’S BEST GIN BOTTLE

BLOOD ORANGE GIN
Nosferatu Distillery
Melbourne, Victoria

Elly Baxter (Chair) and the two panels of judges awarded one Gold Medal; 12 silver medals and 13 bronze medals from 63 entries. Their decisions were tough ones because we all know how important branding is to the success of a business.

THE JUDGES WROTE:
Great brand story, really fun and clear. The judges loved the contrast of the ‘penny dreadful’ silhouette with the traditional style castle, and the tie-in between the product and the brand. Most importantly we all wanted to try the gin.

Special Mentions:

Australian Dry Gin
Manly Spirits Co
Silver

Horisumi Summer Gin
Archie Rose Distilling Co
Silver

Apothecary Gin
Killara Distillery
Silver

Shiraz Barrel Gin
Prohibition Liquor Co
Silver

Company Name Bottle Name Award
Adelaide
Hills Distillery
78 degrees Bronze
Animus
Distillery
Arboretum Gin Bronze
Animus
Distillery
Macedon Dry Gin Bronze
Animus
Distillery
Ambrosian Gin Bronze
Archie Rose
Distilling Co
Horisumi Summer
Gin
Silver
Bellarine
Distillery
Teddy & The
Fox
Bronze
Death Gin Death Gin Bronze
Giniversity Botanical Gin Bronze
Hunnington
Distillery
Deadman’s Point
Vapour Infused Gin
Bronze
Killara
Distillery
Apothecary Gin Silver
Lobo LOBO Djinn Bronze
Manly Spirits
Co.
Australian Dry
Gin
Silver
Never Never
Distilling Co
Triple Juniper
Gin
Bronze
Nosferatu
Distillery
Nosferatu Blood
Orange Gin
Gold
Of All The Gin
Joints
Heres Looking At You
KId Wild Rose Gin
Silver
Of All The Gin
Joints
Heres Looking At You
Kid Christmas Gin
Silver
Prohibition
Liquor Co
Prohibition Gin Bronze
Prohibition
Liquor Co
Shiraz Barrel
Gin
Silver
Prohibition
Liquor Co
Bathtub Cut Gin Silver
Prohibition
Liquor Co
Christmas Gin Silver
Reed & Co
Distillery
Remedy Gin Silver
Southern Wild
Distillery
Dasher + Fisher Gin
Range
Silver
The Craft
& Co
Anther Distilled
Australian Gin
Silver
The Craft
& Co
Charismatica Silver
The Splendid
Gin
The Splendid Gin
Summer Cup
Bronze
Underground
Spirits
Gin Bronze

Australian Gin Awards Results Book February 2019