Australia’s own spirit, Vantage Australia, has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 silver medal demonstrates that Vantage Australia is among the finest in the spirits industry, awarded for its ability to show refinement and finesse.
Vantage Australia was recognised for its multilayered complexity. The smooth yet peppery mixture is made up of Australian botanicals, lemon myrtle and Tasmanian mountain pepper berries with a hint of mandarin oil from Australian produced imperial mandarins. Complemented by zesty citrus notes, this unique premium Australian tipple has the ability to cut across traditional spirit genres, making it the perfect base for most mixers while also giving life to old classics, with an Australian twist.
Riding on its 2016 success, where Vantage Australia won Best Innovation-Best in Class 2016 from the Australian Drinks Awards, the Aussie spirit was recognised for strong performance across key measures, including purchase intention, excitement and relevance. Vantage Australia was honoured with this prize for its high level of uniqueness, reflected through its inspiration of Australian native flora. The complex flavour comes from only using natural bush foods to create a blend that blurs the lines between sweet and dry, giving this multilayered spirit the uniqueness that it has been nationally, and now internationally, recognised for.
Vantage Australia continues to go from strength to strength and this year was also named as the official spirit of the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards. Vantage Australia’s debuted its signature cocktail, The Spirit of Melbourne, to honour the stars at Australian television’s night of nights.