Animus Distillery wins Trophy in ADSA Awards and Gold medal in coveted ADI Awards

Animus Distillery is proud to announce our recent wins locally and Internationally in the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards and the American Distilling Institute.

The Australian Distilled Spirits Awards is conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and is the industry-leading awards within Australia. 

The American Distilling Institute is the premier USA trade organisation for craft distillers and their awards are considered worldwide to be one of the highest honours in the industry. 

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Our winning entry, Arboretum Gin, is our third and most ambitious gin expression and these latest honours are the fourth and fifth accolades awarded for this gin in under 18 months. Arboretum Gin also won gold medals at the 2017 Melbourne International Spirits Competition and a silver medal at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards in 2017, and recently took home a gold medal at the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, along with the trophy for “champion Australian small batch spirit”.

Animus Arboretum Gin was born of a shared desire to create a unique super-premium Australian gin with a true sense of provenance, utilising many fresh ingredients grown by the team at Animus Distillery. Since its release, Animus Arboretum Gin has found a passionate audience amongst bartenders and gin connoisseurs with a love for premium handcrafted spirits, and the adventurous palate to embrace this bold reinterpretation sipped neat, as a gin and tonic, or for a range of innovative cocktail creations.

Arboretum Cocktail

Utilising a range of fresh ingredients and some uniquely Australian botanicals, many of which are grown locally in our greenhouse, Animus Distillery’s Arboretum Gin delivers the unique flavours of fresh strawberry gum leaf, lemon thyme, rosemary, fresh oranges and Australian native bush tomato in support of classic citrus, bold juniper and coriander seed, with a long, spicy balanced finish.

Animus Distillery’s Manager Director, Rob Turner, says the Animus team are, “Thrilled to receive these distinguished awards for our Arboretum Gin expression. Since our inception in 2015, Animus Distillery has aspired to produce premium, artisan spirits that are carefully handcrafted to deliver a rich complexity and structure that best represents the uniqueness and beauty of Australian Craft Spirits on the world stage; winning the Small Batch Spirit Champion Trophy in Australia and then placing a Gold Medal internationally with the American Distilling Institute awards represents significant acknowledgement of our work towards this aspiration. This is a very humbling moment for the team of dedicated and passionate Spirit Geeks at Animus Distillery”.

Arboretum Cocktail

With this new award, the Animus Distillery team is hoping to increase our exposure to an eager international gin-loving audience, along with increasing the visibility of the growing Australian premium gin market worldwide.

All three of our gin expressions, including our Arboretum gin, are available to buy online right now in our online store.

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