The 2022 Gin Magazine Awards were announced overnight and Australians dominate the results!
The awards encompass the World Gin Awards, Icons of Gin and The Hall of Fame. Our gin producers picked up FIVE of the top gongs and Philip Moore is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Brand Innovator AND Distiller of the Year
Four Pillars Gin
The first Australian gin to put us on the global map as a gin distilling nation, Four Pillars continues to innovate and these rewards reflect that commitment.
2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the team as they open their distillery extension. All ready for their TENTH birthday in 2023!
Master Distiller of the Year
Tim Boast, Never Never Distilling Co.
After being named Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Business Awards, Tim has added Master Distiller of the Year to his list of accolades. Time for a new business card?
Tim has only been distilling for 4 years (he worked in finance for 10 years in his previous life). His passion for distilling was influenced by family lore of his British forebearers’ founding Gilbys Gin in the 19th century.
In the short three years since launching, Never Never Distilling Co. has gained global recognition and this year is the #10 Trending Gin Brand globally.
Hall of Fame
The Gin Magazine Hall of Fame is an accolade reserved for those individuals who have made an outstanding, significant and lasting contribution to the global gin industry.
Philip Moore, Distillery Botanica
One of the early Craft Gin pioneers, Philip’s previous career in horticulture has given him a deep understanding of botanicals.
He opened St Fiacre Distillery in 2007, and began by creating a range of native liqueurs.
In 2009 he launched Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin which won a Silver medal at the IWSC.
Philip rebranded the distillery as Distillery Botanica in 2010, and created many award winning spirits, including the global phenomenom, Mr. Black’s coffee liqueur. In 2017 Moores Dry gin was awarded a Gold medal at the IWSC, the first Australian Gin to win at this level.
He is the first Australian distiller inducted into the Hall of Fame.
World’s Best London Dry Gin
Never Never Distilling Co. – Triple Juniper Gin Export Strength
Never Never Distilling Co. won the award for Best Australian London Dry Gin. To win this fiercely contested category, is a great achievement.
Based in Far North Queensland, Devils Thumb Distillery is just approaching its first birthday.
Their Navy strength gin is inspired by the world heritage location where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Botanicals used include angelica, naval oranges, local bush lemons, macadamia, native finger limes, chamomile and a touch of seawater.