Green Ant Gin wins gold at the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards


Seven Seasons’ Green Ant Gin won a gold medal in the Contemporary Gin category.

Launched in 2017, Green Ant Gin is one of the most lauded gins in Australia. The green ants, which are wild harvested in Larrakia country, are used in the distilling process, create an intense citrusy flavour of makrut lime and coriander that shines through the gin. For an added zing, a few ants, which are edible, are added to the bottom of each bottle.

Green Ant Gin is a product of the Larrakia’s Windy Season. It’s when the wattles bloom and the stingrays are plump. So are the bums of the green bush ants. Using a traditional method, the Larrakia people carefully remove juicy worker ants from the nest, avoiding breeding times and queen ants to ensure regeneration for the following season.  

Bronze medals were also awarded for Seven Seasons’ Bush Apple Gin and Native Yam Vodka.

For Founder Daniel Motlop, this tops a great year for the business, which recently launched two new spirits into the market and won numerous awards including winner of ‘In the Bottle’ trophy in the delicious Produce Awards and Double Gold at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition.  

“While we created Bush Apple Gin and Native Yam Vodka to complement our popular Green Ant Gin, it’s great to see that our first born is still getting the accolades it deserves, and we’re thrilled that it has been recognised by the judges as one of the best gins at this year’s ADSA,” he said.

Managing Director of Mighty Craft Mark Haysman agrees. “These awards confirm that Seven Seasons represents the pinnacle of craft here in Australia, and Daniel and the distilling team are highly skilled at making spirits that perfectly capture the essence of Australia,” he says.

Established in 2015, the ADSA is the largest national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs and are judged by Australia’s leading experts in spirits.

Seven Seasons’ Green Ant Gin and other spirits are available from all major national and independent retailers and via the Seven Seasons website .

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