February 28, 2022 / Gins
Big Wins for Aussie Gins
Big Wins for Aussie Gins
The World Gin Awards 2022, Icons of Gin & Hall of Fame inductees by Gin Magazine were announced via social media last Friday with some big wins for Australia.

A double win for Never Never Distilling Co and Four Pillars


It’s a big win for Four Pillars from Melbourne's Yarra Valley, who took out Brand Innovator of the Year AND Distiller of the Year.
Founders Matt Jones, Cameron Mackenzie and Stuart Gregor launched Four Pillars back in December 2013 with their Rare Dry Gin. Since then they have played a major part in putting Australia on the gin map.

Four Pillars Founders
Matt Jones, Cameron Mackenzie and Stuart Gregor

“Four Pillars is arguably, the most exciting and dynamic gin brand anywhere in the world.” GIN FOUNDRY, UK

Never Never Distilling Co's Tim Boast has been awarded Master Distiller of the Year. Tim was selected from an international field of top distillers across all spirit categories.
"A career in distilling should be treated as a marathon, not a sprint. Especially if you intend on making aged spirits. If your intention is to start your own brand and create your own products, it will take longer than you think, challenge your resolve frequently but you’ll get to where you want with a great team surrounding you." Tim Boast. Congratulations Tim!

Tim Boast
Tim Boast @neverneverdistillingco


Never Never's Triple Juniper Gin has been awarded World's Best London Dry gin.

Triple Juniper Gin combines three different distillation processes, each uncovering the bright and earthy qualities of juniper. Botanicals include coriander seed, angelica root, orris root, lemon peel, lime peel, liquorice root, cinnamon and Australian pepper berry. A modern Australian classic that's perfect as a gin And tonic, or in all gin cocktails. Made in Never Never's distillery in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Click here to purchase a bottle.

Triple Juniper Gin
Triple Juniper Gin

Devils Thumb Navy Strength Gin has taken out the title of the World's Best Navy Gin.
"Navy Strength gin is a reflection of the world heritage location where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Using traditional botanicals, native red finger limes and a touch of seawater to create a unique navy strength gin." Key botanicals include angelica, naval oranges, local bush lemons, macadamia, native finger limes and chamomile. ABV 58.8%. Click here to purchase a bottle.

Devils Thumb Navy Strength gin
Devils Thumb Navy Strength Gin


Congratulations to Philip Moore, mixologist and owner of Distillery Botanica who turns the beautiful plants from his garden into gin.

Trained as a horticulturist and herbalist, Philip is an entirely self-taught distiller who knows how to balance the delicate botanical flavours to create beautiful and distinctive gins like our 2020 members gin - Garden Grown Gin.

Moore's Dry Gin was the first of his gins to receive a gold medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Philip has also achieved huge success with a certain coffee liqueur called Mr Black, which has won multiple awards Internationally and is popular in cocktail bars in London and San Francisco.

Phillip Moore
"My appreciation for gin began in 2009 when I started searching for the holy grail; the perfect gin. After seven years I have honed and tweaked my gin to the point where it is fit to be served in a holy grail." Philip Moore

Philip can often be found at Distillery Botanica where you can take a turn around the fragrant garden yourself and taste Moore's gins and other spirits. 25 Portsmouth Road Erina NSW.

Garden Grown Gin
Garden Grown Gin - a 2020 Gin Society members gin


Congratulations to Dave Withers from Archie Rose Distilling who was highly commended in the Master Distiller of the Year category and Cape Byron Distillery (home of Brookie's Gin), for the sustainable distillery of the year category.

Cape Byron Distillery
Cape Byron Distillery is nestled in the hills behind Byron Bay, NSW.
By Gin Society

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