Aussie’s clean up at the London Spirit Competition!


Australia’s growing notoriety for being among the world’s best Whisky makers has again grown more evident with thee awards, including a best in show, being bought home this year from the London Spirit Competition.

The competition that was held over two days and showcased spirits from all over the planet was judged by an accomplished panel of 17.

“The London Spirits Competition is not about recognising spirits that achieve the best quality scores, but you would struggle to drink more than a glass of. We want to celebrate spirits that are both enjoyable and easy to drink. Spirits that are well balanced, where their acidity and alcohol levels all work seamlessly together. That’s the quality factor.” The organisers state.

So, the results are in and we are happy to tell you that New South Wales distiller, and friend of TWR, Craig “Craft Worker” Field of Craft Works Distillery scored a bronze medal for his independent bottling Blak Soul Beast.  BSB being distilled at Sydney Distillery and aged in a deep charred, 100 litre American oak vintage port cask. The results are an amazingly dark and delicious dram worthy of its name.

Lark Distillery took out top honours, winning Gold and Best In Show and scoring a huge 92 points, leaving the single malt whisky category heavily owned by Australian Distilleries once again.

It is also worth a mention that Four Pillars Gin, situated only 10 minutes from the TWR Headquarters in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley also received gold, scoring 90 points for their Rare Dry Gin. The team at Travelling Whisky Reviews would like to extend a heartfelt congratulation to Four Pillars, Crafty and Bill and his team at Lark Distillery. It is clear that hard work is being paid back in spades. Keep up the great work fellas.


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