The Icons of Gin Awards, run by Gin Magazine, celebrate the best international producers, bars and retailers in the world of gin.
To give you an idea of the calibre of award winners, Desmond Payne (Master Distiller at Beefeater) and Myriam Hendrickx (Master Distiller at Rutte) were both inducted into the Icons of Gin Hall of Fame.
Competition is stiff, so it was thrilling to hear that five awards were given to Australians!
Master Distiller of the Year
Dave Withers, Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Distiller of the Year
Sacha LaForgia, Adelaide Hills Distillery
Sustainable Distillery of the Year
Cape Byron Distillery
Gin Bar of the Year
Oh, I picked up something shiny too!