2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards - Unlisted Spirit (not in any other class) (Alternative Spirits)

Bronze Medal - Apparg

Castle Glen Distillery’s Apparg (Grappa) is a muscato style grape spirit distilled from Castle Glen Vineyard grapes. It is clean and balanced offering bright fruit notes from a blend of organic grown grapes. Castle Glen’s Apparg lingers on the palate with a smooth, sweet and mellow finish.

Following the success of the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards’ distilled spirits and liqueurs award, the RASV has created a stand-alone event to provide Australian producers of distilled spirits and liqueurs, with an essential benchmarking opportunity, to celebrate the excellence of Australian distillation and spirits making and give Australian spirits producers the opportunity to promote their spirits and liqueurs to industry and consumers.

The awards recognises the long tradition of distillation in Australia as well as the new generation of spirits and liqueur producers who have emerged over the last decade. Created in close consultation with industry experts, the new awards are reflective of an increased consumer interest and market trends and highlights the innovation and excellence demonstrated by Australian distillers.