2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards - Unlisted Spirit (not in any other class) (Alternative Spirits)

Bronze Medal - Yellow Strega Liqueur

Castle Glen Distillery’s Yellow Strega is made from a blend of citrus and anise fermented and distilled. Rich, sweet and balanced offering bright citrus top notes supported by locally sourced anise. The Yellow Strega liqueur lingers sweetly on the palate with a smooth rich finish. Yellow Strega is used as a digestif after a heavy meal and as an ingredient in popular cocktails such as Harvey Wallbanger, Golden Cadillac, Mr October.

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.