Wharf St. Distillery has won five medals at the prestigious Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2023. The distillery was awarded the Gold Medal for its captivating Oyster Shell Gin. This spirit pays homage to the stunning coastal location of the distillery and the region's vibrant local oyster farming industry.
In addition to the coveted Gold Medal, Wharf St. proudly received recognition for its commitment to excellence, with Silver Medals awarded for both its Pigface and Citrus Gins. The celebration of their success continued with Bronze Medals for their Navy Gin and Barrel Aged Gin.
Now in its ninth year, the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards is the premier and most significant Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs awards program. From humble beginnings with 115 entries in its inaugural year, the awards have grown exponentially and reached remarkable heights in 2023, attracting a staggering 975 entries from 240 exhibitors nationwide.
The Australian Distilled Spirits Awards stand out due to their impartial and rigorous judging process. Each entry is meticulously evaluated in a blind tasting by a panel of esteemed industry experts. The judging process ensures that every submission is assessed solely on its merit, without bias, against predefined criteria.
"It is an absolute honour to be recognized at these Awards," said Tim Cooke, Co-owner at Wharf St. Distillery. "We are passionate about crafting unique and exceptional gins that embody the spirit of our coastal surroundings. Winning the Gold Medal for our Oyster Shell Gin is a testament to our team's dedication and patrons' support."
Wharf St. Distillery takes pride in creating innovative and distinct spirits, and its Oyster Shell Gin has captured the essence of the ocean with its remarkable blend of coastal flavours and smooth finish. This accomplishment at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards further solidifies Wharf St. Distillery's position as 'one to watch' in the Australian distilling scene, setting an impressive standard for excellence and innovation in craft spirits.
Wharf St. Distillery is an award-winning craft distillery located in Forster, NSW. They take pride in sourcing the finest local ingredients to produce a diverse range of premium gins and spirits. Their commitment to quality and innovation has earned them recognition and accolades nationally and internationally.