Moore’s Vintage Dry Gin, made by Master Distiller Philip Moore at Distillery Botanica in Erina, has become the first Australian gin to win a gold medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.
Widely regarded as the most credible and discerning awards show internationally, the boutique distillery is the first in Australia to win gold for its gin in London, the spiritual home of the drink.
“This has been the holy grail for me personally,” says Moore. “It’s taken me the best of 10 years of trying for me to win this, constantly trying to improve and refine my craft. It’s an honour to be recognised for my endeavour.”
Moore’s Distillery Botanica is one of the longest established boutique distilleries in Australia, having been set up in 2007.