2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards - Schnapps Liqueur (Liqueur)

Silver Medal - Silver Knight Liqueur

Castle Glen Distillery’s Silver Knight is a herbal liqueur/spirit which is made from herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, including citrus peel, licorice, anise, poppy seeds, saffron, ginger and juniper berries. These ingredients are ground, then steeped in water and alcohol for 2–3 days then filtered and stored in oak barrels for about a year. The liqueur is fortified with sugar and alcohol, final filtration, then bottled.

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) conducted the first Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) in 2015, after the success of the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards’ distilled spirits and liqueurs categories.

The awards provide Australian distillers with an essential benchmarking opportunity, celebrate the excellence of Australian distillation and spirits production and give producers the opportunity to promote their spirits and liqueurs to industry and consumers.

The awards recognise the long tradition of distillation in Australia, as well as the new generation of emerging spirits and liqueur producers. Created in close consultation with industry experts, the awards are reflective of the burgeoning industry,increased consumer interest and market trends and highlight the innovation and excellence demonstrated by Australian distillers.

The awards are judged by Australia’s leading experts in spirits and liqueurs from across the industry.