The prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) has announced the 2016 medal winners, and while several Australian gins have followed up their success in San Francisco, disappointingly none were awarded Gold medals this year.
What is the IWSC
The International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded by wine chemist Anton Massel as ‘Club Oenologique’ in 1969. Massel wanted to create a wine and spirit competition which relied not just on the palates of judges, but also by putting the entries through chemical analysis. The name was changed to the ‘International Wine & Spirit Competition’ in 1978.
The original aim of the Competition was to award excellence to wines and spirits worldwide and this aim remains the same today, with entries received from almost 90 countries.
The Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions and has a dedicated tasting premises and over 400 global experts judging products for 7 months of the year.
Australian Gins awarded medals at the IWSC
Best Packaging Design Range Of The Year 2016
Archie Rose (NSW)
Silver Outstanding – Contemporary Gins (Australia)
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin (NSW) ( Also awarded a Silver in the Gin and Tonic category)
Botanic Australis (QLD)
Silver – Contemporary Gins (Australia)
Four Pillars Rare Dry
Four Pillars Modern Australian
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni
Botanic Australis Navy Strength
Distillery Botanica (NSW) (Also a Gold Medal awarded in the Best Packaging category)
Bronze – Contemporary Gins (Australia)
Hobart No. 4 (TAS)
Noble Cut (NSW)
For more information on the IWSC visit their website here.