2016 Trophy Guide

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2016 Trophy Guide
2016
Trophy &
Medal Guide
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
(RASV) thanks the following partners and
supporters for their involvement.
A special thanks to all of the 2016 ADSA
distillers, judges, mixologists and stewards.
Trophy Sponsors
Supporting Partner
The Australian distilled spirits industry is an emerging industry,
but that isn’t stopping local distillers from raising the bar.
Australian distillers are finding a way to stand out in this
crowded market, with everything from small batch to the use
of native botanicals and sustainable production methods which
are all helping to drive the direction of this bourgeoning industry.
Increased consumer interest and market trends both locally and
globally, highlight the innovation in and demand for Australian
spirits and liqueurs.
The 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) received
154 entries from 42 Australian distilleries, judged by leading
industry experts who blind tasted and assessed gins, whiskies,
rums, brandies, vodkas and liqueurs to find the best of the best.
With this guide by your side, find out who took home the
Champion Trophies, become a master mixologist with
sensational cocktail recipes using award-winning spirits, and
discover premium products to serve neat or on the rocks.
It’s time to raise a glass to Australian distillers, and to the best
spirits in the country.
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Champion
Australian
Distiller
Presented By
RASV
2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Limeburners Distillery
Western Australia
Limeburners has been distilling Whisky for 10 years from
its boutique distillery in Albany, and now also in Margaret
River, Western Australia. Limeburners have established a
solid reputation for producing sublime, world-class whiskies
and spirits.
www.limeburners.com.au
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
CHAMPION
WHISKY
Presented By
Dan Murphy’s
CHAMPION
SMALL BATCH
SPIRIT
Presented By
Time Out
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
Limeburners Distillery
Western Australia
Limeburners Distillery has taken home a total of three major
trophies at the 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, including
Champion Small Batch Spirit, Champion Whisky as well as the title
of Champion Australian Distiller. Limeburners has been distilling
whisky for 10 years and has a solid reputation for producing
sublime, world-class whiskies and spirits.
Limeburners Heavy Peated Whisky uses local peat sourced from
near the Valley of the Giants and premium WA malt. Released at
cask strength, last year’s expression won Australia’s Champion
Whisky Trophy at the 2015 ADSA and Australia’s only Gold Medal
for any spirit in the London International Wine and Spirits Awards.
www.limeburners.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Bright golden colour
Nose
Spice, floral and smoky aromas
Palate
Malted barley, honey, intense and complex peat smoke
Balance
Intense, well balanced flavours
Finish
Full bodied taste and a smooth long finish
Old
Fashioned
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
The Old Fashioned is an absolute classic whisky cocktail and a
beautiful expression of the essential characters of the whisky.
INGREDIENTS
60mL Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
7.5mL sugar syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters
METHOD
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass
Stir and strain into rocks glass over ice
Garnish with orange twist
MIXOLOGIST
Yao Wong
Whisky & Alement
Yao Wong is a bartender at one of the world’s most notable
whisky bars, Whisky & Alement and has a deep passion for all
things whisky. He strives to find the perfect drink for anyone that
comes through the door of the bar.
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Champion
Gin
Presented By
ExpoNet
kis Old Tom
Kangaroo Island Spirits
South Australia
Kangaroo Island Spirits Distillery was established in 2006 to
create premium gins and other traditional spirit products using a
“slow spirit” philosophy.
kis Old Tom Gin is lightly aged in small re-charred French oak
barrels. The addition of local aniseed and lemon myrtles adds
sweet characters to this classic old-style gin.
www.kispirits.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Clear, pale yellow
Nose
Tangy lemon first up followed by cleansing juniper
Palate
Sweet creamy vanilla, hint of aniseed. Burnt toffee
caramel
Balance
Woody and spicy
Finish
Lingering spicy juniper finish
Commonwealth
Collins
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
Australia is home to some of the most unique botanicals in the
world, and the masters at Kangaroo Island Spirits are well versed
in infusing those fierce flavours harmoniously. A zingy and
herbaceous variation on the Tom Collins, highlighting the candied
aromatics of lemon myrtle.
INGREDIENTS
45mL kis Old Tom Gin
15mL Lemon Myrtle tisane & thyme infused syrup
15mL Fresh lemon juice
Dash of soda
METHOD
Build over ice in a rocks glass
Garnish with rosemary sprig
MIXOLOGIST
Trish Brew
Gin Palace
Trish Brew has been a professional swill slinger for the past 10
years, 6 of which have been saturated in gin.
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Champion
Vodka
Presented By
Plasdene Glass-Pak
Pure No. 1
Old Young’s
Western Australia
Old Young’s produces premium quality hand-crafted spirits from
Western Australia’s historic Swan Valley. True to their name, Old
Young’s brings tradition together with new techniques and a flair
for the unusual.
Pure No.1 is the culmination of Australian sugarcane and Swan
Valley grapes. The result is a modern classic, perfectly balanced
with a crisp, clean flavour and wonderfully smooth finish.
www.oldyoungs.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Bright and clear
Nose
Hint of sweetness with slight fruit overtones
Palate
Very smooth and clean spirit up front, with some
complimentary texture coming through on the mid-palate
Balance
Very well balanced, good structure with flavours and
textures aligned
Finish
Dry, crisp finish - good length
Martini on
Elm St
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
The inspiration for this cocktail was the prevalent use of trees,
namely oak for barrels, in the production of spirits around the
world. The “Martini on Elm St” makes use of Elm tree bark, leaf
and seed infused in a local fortified wine. From there it is a simple
3:1 Martini with a dash of Cacao & Macadamia Bitters.
INGREDIENTS
60mL Pure No. 1 Vodka
20mL Elm tree infused fortified wine
2 dashes of Cacao & Macadamia Bitters
METHOD
Stir and strain into Martini Coupette
Use smoking gun to place smoke on top of martini and
then seal in with Elm leaf cover
Garnish with Elm smoke/Elm Leaf
MIXOLOGIST
Joshua Crawford
Boilermaker House
Joshua Crawford is a New Zealander by birth who has spent the
last six years working in Melbourne bars including Cookie, Eau
de Vie Melbourne, Lui Bar at Vue de Monde and The Boilermaker
House, where he is currently Head Bartender.
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Champion
Brandy
Presented By
RASV
St Agnes XO
St Agnes Distillery
South Australia
Founded in 1925, the St Agnes Distillery and Barrel Halls carefully
and characterfully handcraft brandy that is testament to the
rewards of time, age, ambition and craft.
St Agnes XO is double distilled in small batch pot stills from
carefully prepared base wines. St Agnes XO is matured in small
barrels for a minimum of 15 years prior to blending and bottling.
www.stagnesdistillery.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Light orange amber
Nose
Quince, marmalade and orange peel with hints of
cedar wood and pine
Palate
Opulent with a warm complexity
Balance
Perfect balance between fruit, oak and alcohol
Finish
Fresh with a persistent orange cake, caramel and
a cocoa fade that returns late with surprising intensity
Japanese
Cocktail
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
The Japanese is a classic brandy cocktail that highlights the
fruitiness of the spirit. First mentioned in 1862 in Jerry Thomas’
bartender’s guide: “How to mix drinks: a bon Vivant’s companion”
INGREDIENTS
60mL St Agnes XO Brandy
10mL Orgeat syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
METHOD
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass
Stir and strain into Martini Coupette
Garnish with lemon twist
MIXOLOGIST
Yao Wong
Whisky & Alement
Yao Wong is a bartender at one of the world’s most notable
whisky bars, Whisky & Alement and has a deep passion for all
things whisky. He strives to find the perfect drink for anyone that
comes through the door of the bar.
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Champion
Rum
Presented By
RASV
Ord River Rum - Premium
Hoochery Distillery
Western Australia
The Hoochery Distillery is a family owned and operated distillery
in the far north of Western Australia. The Hoochery stands proud
of being 100% Australian owned and operated and wherever
possible uses locally grown ingredients.
Ord River Rum is a blend of six-ten barrels aged for two-six years
in recycled barrels from the Australian wine industry.
www.hoochery.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Golden
Nose
Warm
Palate
A touch of acidity
Balance
Fruity
Finish
Lingering
Western
Rum Daisy
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
Using inspiration from a favourite rum classic, the Royal
Burmuda YC, this cocktail was created to highlight and showcase
the flavour found in this award-winning rum.
INGREDIENTS
40mL Ord River Rum
30mL Fresh lemon
20mL Spiced Pineapple Syrup (clove, star anise & black pepper)
10mL Grand Marnier or Pierre Ferrand Curacao
3 dashes of spanish bitters
METHOD
Shaken over cubed ice & served into a chilled coupette
Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel
MIXOLOGIST
Kevin Griffin
18o6
Kevin Griffin has been bartending for nearly 10 years now.
Working in Edinburgh for 6 years, he moved to Melbourne to
manage 18o6 two years ago.
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2016 Champion Trophy Winners
Champion
Liqueur
Presented By
Enoplastic
Golden Knight Schnapps Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia
Queensland
Established in 1990, Castle Glen Australia is a producer of “All
Natural” wine, liqueurs, beer and distilled products. Castle Glen
Australia is located on the Granite Belt of Queensland, at 938m
above sea-level, with an amazing Cellar Door – “The Castle”.
Castle Glen Distillery’s Golden Knight is a Peppermint
Schnapps Liqueur with notes of herbal root. Its most prominent
characteristic is the 24kt Gold Flakes, a practice dating back to
the 16th Century. Drink straight or on the rocks.
www.castleglenaustralia.com.au
Tasting Notes
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Colour
Clear with 24kt gold flakes
Nose
Herbal
Palate
Distinct herbal and peppermint notes
Balance
Warming
Finish
Bittersweet bark fade
Good-Knight
Stinger
2016 AWARD WINNING COCKTAILS
INSPIRATION
The inspiration for the Good-Knight Stinger was a classic stinger
cocktail. During the “Stinger’s” heyday it was considered an ideal
nightcap for a night out in New York City
INGREDIENTS
30mL Bourbon
15mL Golden Knight Schnapps Liqueur
15mL Fernet Mentha
15mL Maple syrup
25mL Lemon juice
METHOD
Build in double rocks glass, top with crushed ice
Swizzle and crown with crushed ice
Garnish with mint sprig with powdered sugar dusted over
MIXOLOGIST
Kevin Peters
Eau De Vie Melbourne
Kevin Peters has experience working in Sydney, Melbourne and
New York City. Whilst in the States, he had the opportunity to work
with a number of different liquor brands, creating recipes for a
number of renowned distilleries.
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2016 Medal Winners
GOLD Medal
Whisky
Distiller
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Director’s Cut
Limeburners Distillery, WA
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Port Cask Cask Strength
Limeburners Distillery, WA
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Heavy Peat M226
Limeburners Distillery, WA
Starward Wine Cask
New World Whisky Distillery, VIC
Sullivans Cove French Oak (Single Cask HH0419)
Tasmania Distillery, TAS
Gin
Distiller
Four Pillars Modern Australian Gin
Healesville Distilling Co, VIC
kis Old Tom
Kangaroo Island Spirits, SA
McHenry Navy Strength Gin
McHenry and Sons Distillery, TAS
The West Winds Gin - The Cutlass
The Tailor Made Spirits Co, WA
Vodka
Distiller
Pure No. 1
Old Young’s, WA
Brandy
Distiller
St Agnes XO
St Agnes Distillery, SA
Rum
Distiller
Ord River Rum - Single Barrel
Hoochery Distillery, WA
Ord River Rum - Premium
Hoochery Distillery, WA
Liqueur
Distiller
Golden Knight Schnapps Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
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2016 Medal Winners
SILVER Medal
Whisky
Distiller
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky
Sherry Cask Cask Strength
Limeburners Distillery, WA
Starward Solera
New World Whisky Distillery, VIC
Redlands Single Malt Whisky
Redlands Distillery, TAS
Gin
Distiller
Dobson’s New England Dry Gin
Eastview Estate/Dobson’s Distillery, NSW
Captains Cut
Gidgegannup Distilleries, WA
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
Healesville Distilling Co, VIC
kis Wild Gin
Kangaroo Island Spirits, SA
Vodka
Distiller
Vodka
Hippocampus Distillery, WA
Smoked Vodka
Old Young’s, WA
Beenleigh Cane Cutters Vodka
Vok Beverages, SA
Brandy
Distiller
St Agnes XO Grand Reserve
St Agnes Distillery, SA
Rum
Distiller
Bundaberg Rum, Master Distillers’ Collection - Black Barrel Distilled 2005 Bundaberg Distilling Co, QLD
Bundaberg Rum, Master Distillers’ Collection - Small Batch
Bundaberg Distilling Co, QLD
Bundaberg Rum, Master Distillers’ Collection - Blenders Edition 2015
Bundaberg Distilling Co, QLD
Ord River Rum - Overproof
Hoochery Distillery, WA
Beenleigh Port Barrel Infused
Vok Beverages, SA
Beenleigh White Rum
Vok Beverages, SA
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2016 Medal Winners
SILVER Medal
Liqueur
Distiller
Bundaberg Royal Liqueur - Banana & Toffee
Bundaberg Distilling Co, QLD
Black Knight
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Hellyers Road Original Whisky Cream Liqueur
Hellyers Road Distillery, TAS
Beenleigh Rum Liqueur
Vok Beverages, SA
Absinthe
Distiller
The Grove Experience Absinthe
The Grove Experience, WA
Unaged Rye
Distiller
Archie Rose White Rye
Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
BRONZE Medal
Whisky
Distiller
Premium Whiskey
Baldwin Distilling Co, ACT
Australian Whiskey Company
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Hellyers Road 10 Year Original Single Malt Whisky
Hellyers Road Distillery, TAS
Lark Distillery - Cask Strength, 58% ABV
Lark Distillery, TAS
Mackey - Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky
Mackey’s Distillery, TAS
Sullivans Cove American Oak (Single Cask HH0332)
Tasmania Distillery, TAS
Sullivans Cove French Oak (Single Cask HH0400)
Tasmania Distillery, TAS
Iniquity South Australian Single Malt Whisky
Tin Shed Distilling Co, SA
Gin
Distiller
78°
Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin
Healesville Distilling Co, VIC
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2016 Medal Winners
BRONZE Medal
Ink Gin
Husk Distillers, NSW
Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin
Lark Distillery, TAS
Great Southern Gin
Limeburners Distillery, WA
McHenry Classic Gin
McHenry and Sons Distillery, TAS
McHenry Old English Sloe Gin
McHenry and Sons Distillery, TAS
1829 Gin
Old Young’s, WA
Old B.A.G.
Old Young’s, WA
The West Winds Gin - The Broadside
The Tailor Made Spirits Co, WA
Wildbrumby Gin
Thredbo Valley Distillery, NSW
Vodka
Distiller
Archie Rose Original Vodka
Archie Rose Distilling Co, NSW
Valli Premium Vodka
Hunter Distillery, NSW
Pavlova Vodka
Old Young’s, WA
666 Autumn Butter Vodka
Pure Distillery Co, TAS
666 St Ali Coffee Vodka
Pure Distillery Co, TAS
Brandy
Distiller
St Agnes VSOP Brandy
St Agnes Distillery, SA
St Agnes XO Imperial
St Agnes Distillery, SA
Black Bottle Brandy
Vok Beverages, SA
Black Bottle XO Brandy
Vok Beverages, SA
Rum
Distiller
Spike’s Reserve
Hoochery Distillery, WA
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2016 Medal Winners
BRONZE Medal
Liqueur
Distiller
The Italian
Adelaide Hills Distillery, SA
Black Cherry Fruit Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Ginger Fruit Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Bishop’s Choice Whisky Liqueur
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Royal Mint
Castle Glen Australia, QLD
Cane Royale
Hoochery Distillery, WA
Hunter Distillery Coconut Rum Liqueur
Hunter Distillery, NSW
kis Nocino - Liquore di Noci
Kangaroo Island Spirits, SA
Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur
Limeburners Distillery, WA
Sarina Rum Liqueur
Sarina Sugar Shed, QLD
Wildbrumby Devil’s Tongue
Thredbo Valley Distillery, NSW
Schnapps
Distiller
Wildbrumby Grappa
Thredbo Valley Distillery, NSW
Unaged Malt
Distiller
Redlands New Malt
Redlands Distillery, TAS
Moonshine
Distiller
Crazy Uncle Moonshine - Barrel Aged
Whipper Snapper Distillery, WA
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