Our Awards


Over the years Great Southern Distilling Co has been recognised by a number of prestigious award organisations across the globe, something that is both thrilling and humbling.


This includes two Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and multiple World Icons of Gin awards on 2021, and receiving World's Best International Craft Whisky in 2020 for our Limeburners Heavy Peat expression from the American Distilling Association - the second time Limeburners received this recognition after being honoured with the same award for Darkest Winter in 2017. Other highlights include being awarded Distillery of the Year in 2019 by Icons of Whisky Australia, and in 2016 received the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Champion Australian Distiller Trophy. 


 We have also been Australian Champion Whiskey Twice and Australian Champion Distiller at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

2021 Awards


Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Gold Medal Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Gold Medal Limeburners Directors Cut - Peated Sherry

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Gold Medal Limeburners Port Cask Strength 61% 

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Bronze Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur 

World Icons of Gin Awards London World Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year - Ben Tassone

World Icons of Gin Awards London - Campaign Innovator of the Year Gin & Culinary Cruise

San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA Gold Medal Limeburners Port Cask Strength M238

San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA Gold Medal Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port M335

World Icons of Gin London Awards London Silver Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M335

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Port Cask Strength M238

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Giniversity Botanical

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Tiger Snake Whiskey

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Dugite Whiskey


2020 Awards


American Distilling Institute USA Best International Craft Whisky in the World Limeburners Heavy Peat M221

World Whiskies Awards UK Best Australian Grain Whisky Trophy Tiger Snake Cask Strength 64.8% SM15

World Whiskies Awards UK Category Winner Trophy Tiger Snake Cask Strength 64.8% SM15

American Distilling Institute USA Gold Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M221

World Whiskies Awards UK Gold Medal Tiger Snake Cask Strength 64.8% SM15

World Whiskies Awards UK Gold Medal Tiger Snake 'Rye of the Tiger' 55% R4

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61% M511

American Distilling Institute USA Silver Medal Giniversity Australian Native Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M335

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Tiger Snake Whiskey M419

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter M488

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M221

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Sherry 61% M587

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin


2019 Awards


Icons of Whisky UK Distiller of the Year - Great Southern Distilling Company

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Double Gold Medal Limeburners Port 61%

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Gold Medal Limeburners Port 61%

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Gold Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

Australian Gin Awards (Feb) Australia Gold Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

Australian Gin Awards (November) Australia Silver Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Silver Medal Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Peated

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61%

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Giniversity Australian Native Gin

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair China Silver Medal Limeburners Sherry 61% M105

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair China Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair China Silver Medal Giniversity Australian Native Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Whisky Cask Aged Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Christmas Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Tiger Snake Whiskey

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Infinity Solera

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Tiger Snake 'Rye of the Tiger'

Australian Gin Awards (Feb) Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Port 61%

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Infinity Solera

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Sherry 61%

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Bronze Medal Limeburners Peated

Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners American Oak

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair China Bronze Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

Australian Gin Awards (November) Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Australian Native Gin


2018 Awards


Icons of World Whisky UK Distillery Manager of the Year - Cameron Syme

Icons of World Whisky UK Master Distiller / Master Blender of the Year - Ben Kagi

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible UK Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Award Limeburners Darkest Winter

American Distilling Institute USA Best of Category Trophy Giniversity Botanical Gin

World Whiskies Awards UK Category Winner Trophy Limeburners Port 61%

American Distilling Institute USA Gold Medal Limeburners Sherry 61%

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Sherry 61%

American Distilling Institute USA Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61%

American Distilling Institute USA Silver Medal Giniversity Botanical Gin

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Port Cask 61%

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Sherry Cask 61%

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Tiger Snake Cask Strength 64.8%

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Port 61%

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

American Distilling Institute USA Bronze Medal Limeburners Directors Cut

American Distilling Institute USA Bronze Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

American Distilling Institute USA Bronze Medal Limeburners Peated

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Sherry 61%

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin


2017 Awards


Telstra Australian Business of the Year - Western Australia Business of the Year

Telstra Australian Business of the Year - Western Australia Small Business of the Year

World Whiskies Awards UK Best Australian Single Malt Whisky Trophy Limeburners Directors Cut

World Whiskies Awards UK Best Australian Grain Whisky Trophy Tiger Snake Sour Mash

American Distilling Institute USA Best of Category Trophy Limeburners Darkest Winter

American Distilling Institute USA Best of Class Trophy Limeburners Darkest Winter

San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA Double Gold Medal Limeburners Port 61%

San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA Gold Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA Gold Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M230

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port M230

American Distilling Institute USA Gold Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners American Oak

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut Muscat

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Infinity Solera

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Darkest Winter

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Peated

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Tiger Snake Sour Mash

American Distilling Institute USA Bronze Medal Limeburners Port 61%

American Distilling Institute USA Bronze Medal Limeburners Sherry 61%


2016 Awards


Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Champion Australian Distiller Trophy

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Champion Australian Whisky Trophy Limeburners Heavy Peat M226

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit Trophy Limeburners Heavy Peat M226

World Whiskies Awards UK Best Australian Blended Whisky Trophy Tiger Snake Sour Mash

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M226

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M123

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Port 61% M121

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Outstanding Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Sherry 61% M186

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61%

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61%

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Giniversity London Dry Gin

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M123

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur


2015 Awards


Telstra Australian Business Awards - WA Regional Business of the Year

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Champion Trophy Winner Limeburners Heavy Peat M227

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Double Gold Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M227

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Gold Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M227

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Outstanding Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition China Silver Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition China Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61%

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Silver Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M227

World Whiskies Awards UK Silver Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M93

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Peated

World Whiskies Awards UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Bronze Medal Limeburners Sherry 61% M108

China Wine & Spirits Awards China Bronze Medal Limeburners Heavy Peat M213


2014 Awards


Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible UK Liquid Gold Status Limeburners Port 61% M61

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Outstanding Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Silver Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M135 Port NAS

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Silver Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M103

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Barrel Strength

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Sherry 61% M97

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Bronze Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M102


2013 Awards


WA Regional Business Awards - Western Australian Business of the Year

WA Regional Business Awards - Regional Small Business of the Year

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Port 61% M61

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut M96


2012 Awards


International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Outstanding Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Barrel Strength

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Outstanding Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky 43%

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Silver Medal Limeburners M63 Bourbon/Port NAS

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Bronze Medal Limeburners M58 (Peated Bourbon) Cask NAS


2011 Awards


International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Best In Class Trophy Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Barrel Strength

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky

International Wine & Spirit Competition UK Silver Medal Limeburners Directors Cut


2010 Awards


UK international “The World’s Best Whiskies” edition UK Feature Limeburners Single Malt Whisky

The Australian International Spirits Competition Australia Gold Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur

The Australian International Spirits Competition Australia Silver Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky

The Australian International Spirits Competition Australia Bronze Medal Limeburners Peated

The Australian International Spirits Competition Australia Bronze Medal Ginnifer Gin

The Australian International Spirits Competition Australia Bronze Medal Absinthe

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M23

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur


2009 Awards


The Malt Whisky Society of Australia Pourers' Prize Trophy - Silver Medal Limeburners American Oak M24


2008 Awards


International Wine & Spirits Competition UK Bronze Medal Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M4