Kangaroo Island Spirits O Gin Wins Outstanding Gold Medal at 2023 International Wine & Spirit Competition

We are thrilled to share that Kangaroo Island Spirits O Gin has been recognised in the biggest spirits awards competition in the world, the 2023 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). O Gin was awarded the highest accolade – a Gold Outstanding medal – with a score of 98/100.

Kangaroo Island Spirits Head Distiller Charlie Schmidt couldn’t be prouder:

“The competition was tough this year with a record number of entries, and it’s awesome to think that our gin is one of the best in the world. These awards are a tribute to our dedication, and to receive a score of 98 for our O Gin shows the world our distilling talents here in Australia.”

From Mighty Craft Managing Director Mark Haysman:

“These awards confirm that Kangaroo Island Spirits represents the pinnacle of premium spirits, not only in Australia, but the world. Charlie and the distilling team are highly skilled at making spirits that capture a rare purity of flavours and place, and it’s great to see them receive international recognition.”

On O Gin, the judges commented:

“Fragrant neroli and jasmine perfume with delicate hints of vanilla, sea spray and coastal minerality. Exotic and alluring with pears, apricots, beautiful acacia honey and a sweet smokiness displaying bramble jelly and soft brown sugar spice on the velvety finish. 98 points.”

In even more great news, Kangaroo Island Spirits Old Tom Gin, Spiced Pudding Gin and Whisky Barrel Aged Gin were awarded silver medals. Click here to check out the Kangaroo Island Spirits range.

Seven Seasons Spirits also received accolades with Native Yam Vodka was awarded a silver medal, whilst Bush Apple Gin and Bush Honey & Wattleseed Coffee Liqueur received Bronze. Click here to check out the Seven Seasons range.

Considered to be the Oscars of the global drinks industry, the IWSC is the world’s largest and most prestigious international competition for spirits with thousands of entries from over 50 different countries. The competition is fierce, and being awarded any medal is certainly a worthy achievement.
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