Media release

17 May 2021

On Friday 14 May in Newport Beach, California, Kangaroo Island-based distillery Kangaroo Island Spirits were awarded a combination of Platinum, Double Gold, Gold and Consumer Choice Awards for all five of their gins in the 2021 SIP Awards.

Kangaroo Island Spirits’ popular Wild Gin received both Platinum and Consumer Choice Awards while O’Gin and Whisky Barrel Gin was awarded Double Gold and Consumer Choice Awards.

Old Tom Gin and Mulberry Gin received Gold Awards, with Old Tom Gin also winning a Consumer Choice Award.

Managing Director of Mighty Craft Mark Haysman is thrilled with the result.  “These awards are a testament to the incredible dedication and craft of Kangaroo Island Spirits distilling team, currently headed up by Charlie Schmidt,” he says.

2021 has started well for Kangaroo Island Spirits with work underway on their brand-new distillery and cellar door, which is due for competition in July 2021. 

The Kangaroo Island Spirits brand is also undergoing a complete refresh and will be launched later this year together with the expansion of their whisky program.

“We are thrilled to have the Kangaroo Island Spirits brand in our portfolio and based on their recent achievements at the SIP Awards, we are excited to see what the distilling team can achieve. 

“The future for Kangaroo Island Spirits looks very bright,” says Haysman.

The SIP Awards stand apart as the only internationally recognised consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, and is highly recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious spirits contests.

Since the first settlers set foot on Kangaroo Island, resilience, adaptability, and ingenuity have been hallmarks of the Kangaroo Island community.

You can purchase Kangaroo Island spirits range of gins HERE

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