The winners of the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards, the country’s most prestigiousfood industry campaign, have been revealed and South Australia’s Seven Seasons Distillery hasbeen named winner of the ‘In the Bottle’ trophy.
Now in its 16th year, the Awards celebrate the country’s new, innovative, native and consistentlyoutstanding Australian ingredients grown, caught, sourced or produced with dedication, passion,knowledge and regard for the environment.
Seven Seasons is known for using ‘the world’s oldest new flavours’, many of the native Australianingredients used in their Green Ant Gin, Bush Apple Gin and Native Yam Vodka – thought by many tobe as good or better than traditional spirit ingredients – are hand harvested by Indigenous people inthe Northern Territory.
Focussed on sustainability, Seven Seasons only harvest what is bountiful in nature and support localAboriginal communities through both business opportunities and the Aboriginal CommunityHarvesters organisation.
In awarding the ‘In the Bottle’ trophy to Seven Seasons, drinks writer Mike Bennie said, “DanielMotlop is a proud Larrakia man who founded Something Wild Spirits, launching with his famed GreenAnt Gin, sourced from his mob in Larrakia country. This is a brilliant Aboriginal-owned-and- operatedbusiness with a deep and vested connection to Indigenous agriculture. The spirits so far released areoutstanding in quality.”
Founder and Co-owner of Seven Seasons Daniel Motlop couldn’t be prouder. “Being recognised bydelicious. as the best drinks producer in Australia is a huge honour and one that we are incrediblyproud of.
“Our spirits are like no other, and it’s great to be acknowledged for our dedication in sourcing the bestnative Australian ingredients and producing a range of spirits that are uncompromising in their qualityand flavour,” he says.
Managing Director of Mighty Craft Mark Haysman agrees. “This is an outstanding achievement forDaniel and the Seven Seasons team. This award shines a light on the incredible native ingredientswe’re able to source and create products that are high-quality, distinctive, and uniquely Australian.”Seven Seasons’ Green Ant Gin, Bush Apple Gin and the just-released Native Yam Vodka areavailable from all major national and independent retailers.