Fleurieu Distillery Wins Big at National Spirit Awards

September 28, 2023 7:34 am in by
2023 Spirit Australia Award Winners. Photo: SA Tourism Commission

Winners of the 2023 Tasting Australia Spirit Awards have been selected at the sixth annual spirit awards event on Wednesday 27 September.

A record number of distillers from across Australia entered their products into the coveted awards with 86 distillers submitting more than 280 products.

For the second year running, the Best Distiller award went to South Australia’s Fleurieu Distillery, this year for two of their whiskies – Don Quixote and Tapestry.

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The Goolwa-based company was also awarded the Premier’s Spirit Award for its Don Quixote whisky.

This year, 249 medals were given out including 43 gold medals, 98 silver medals and 108 bronze medals.

The 2023 Tasting Australia Spirit Award Gold winners include:
Best Whisky: Don Quixote by Fleurieu Distillery – South Australia
Best Gin: Triple Juniper Gin Export Strength by Never Never Distilling Co. – South Australia
Best Vodka: Pluto Vodka by Pluto Spirits – South Australia
Best Rum: Australian Rum by Brix Distillery – New South Wales
Best Brandy: St Agnes XO 15YO Brandy by St Agnes Distillery – South Australia
Best Liqueur: Orsa by Karu Distillery – New South Wales
Best Vermouth / Bitters / Other: Aperitivo by Ragazzi e Succo – South Australia
Premier’s Spirit Award: Don Quixote by Fleurieu Distillery – South Australia
Best Distiller: Fleurieu Distillery for Don Quixote and Tapestry – South Australia
Innovation Award: ‘Siropo’ Amaro by Spirito Santo – South Australia
Best New Distiller: Pluto Spirits for Pluto Vodka and Pluto Oaked Cane Spirit – South Australia.

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