TMD Judged Australia’s Most Awarded Distillery at the IWSC

TMD's Michael and Alla Ward

Well, it has been said before, but let’s say it again – Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain Distillery (TMD) is on a roll!  Australia’s most awarded distillery and liquor brand in the new millennium has again been judged as the most awarded distillery in Australia at the 2010 London International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC ).

“This is a particularly great achievement,” said and ecstatic  Michael Ward -Director of TMD, ” as we often enter very challenging flavours for the judges, products they have never tried before and often totally indigenous to Australia. It’s interesting to hear their comments. Some are still very conservative.”

The IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its type in the world attracting close to 10,000 competitors. To win anything at this competition is no mean feat.

At this year’s IWSC TMD picked up bronze for its Ginger and  Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueurs, as well as Bronze medals for their  Eaux de Vie Pomme and Grappa.


Tamborine Mountain Distillery has been awarded 14 medals this year alone including six gold, two silver and six bronze medals at competitions in Austria, Belgium, America, and Germany bringing their medal tally to an impressive 127. What’s even more amazing is the fact that trophy cabinet has all been acquired within the last 10 years!

TMD produces over 77 products and no less than 55 have won International awards.

“The others we have not entered in competitions as yet,” adds Ward.  “The majority of distilleries mainly concentrate on producing a handful of products, so to have 55 of your products recognised by world judges is truly remarkable. Possibly a world first.”

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