Australasian Whisky Awards 2013

The Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 were held in conjunction with the Whisky Show and I was chosen to be one of four independent judges.

Twenty eight entries were blind-tasted and given a score and the winners were announced at the show which is run by World of Whisky of Double Bay, Australia’s first store dedicated to whisky.

Australasian Whisky Awards
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In the Single Malt category, newcomer Starward from Melbourne won first prize, followed by Overeem Port Cask Matured Single Malt in second place and Lark Single Cask Malt (Cask 326 Port) in third place.

In the Cask Strength category, Timboon Port Cask Matured won first place followed by Limeburners Director’s Cut M96 in the second spot and Lark Whisky #395 Port Cask Matured in third.

Timboon Port Cask Matured was the overall winner.

Australasian Whisky Awards

The Australasian Whisky Awards is an annual competition aimed at promoting the quality whisky being produced in Australia and New Zealand’s growing industry.

Coming up… The 2013 Whisky Show in Review, Kavalan Whisky with Dr Jim Swan


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.