Recognising the success of Australia’s ever-growing craft spirits industry, the Royal Australian Spirit Awards (RASA) are open to distillers from across Australia and New Zealand, and features classes for brandy, gin, rum, vodka, whisky and other spirits. Medals will be up for grabs in approximately 20 individual classes, and trophies will be presented for Champion Whisky, Vodka, Rum, Gin, Brandy and Other Spirits. Major awards will be presented for Champion Spirit of Show and Champion Small Batch.
Exhibits are judged in a blind tasting from both a technical and consumer appreciation perspective, taking into consideration the spirit's appearance, aroma, flavour and overall impression.
A gold medal will be awarded to exhibits that score 17 points and over, a silver medal to exhibits that score 15.5 to 16.9 points and a bronze medal to exhibits that score 14 to 15.4 points.
A trophy will be awarded to the exhibit with the highest points. A Trophy may be awarded to the highest pointing silver medal winning exhibit if a gold is not awarded for that class.
2022 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS PRESENTATION LUNCH
The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Royal Adelaide Wine & Spirits Awards Lunch, run in partnership with the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA, will be once again held at the Adelaide Showground on Date TBA
Be at next year’s lunch to be the first to learn who the trophy winners are in this year’s Royal Adelaide Wine Show – as well as the trophy winners from the 2022 Royal Australian Spirit Awards.
Lunch: TBA (3 course meal and show winning wines)
Ticket pricing: TBA