Archie Rose triumphs at International Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
Congratulations to Archie Rose Distilling on taking out the prestigious trophy for Best Packaging Design Range Of The Year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016.
The winners were announced last week in London, with the Sydney-based distillers also taking home a swag of Silver medals:
Signature Dry Gin – Silver Outstanding Medal
Original Vodka – Silver Outstanding Medal
White Rye – Silver Medal
It was a record year for the competition, with a 17% increase in entries, lead by the Scotch, Whiskey and Gin categories.
The IWSC welcomed spirits entrants from 30 different countries across the world.
Scotland swept the board, winning five trophies and 427 medals, as well as taking home 73 of the Gold and Gold Outstanding accolades.
Whiskey and gin emerge as this year’s category leaders, with 200% more entries into the gin category since 2013 and a 35% uplift year on year for the worldwide whiskey category. Other significant growth areas in the competition since 2013 were Shochu, with a 300% growth, Rum with 83% growth and 44% growth for the liqueur category.
Ewan Lacey, IWSC Managing Director, commented: “The significant growth of new entries over the last few years are testament to the continuing advancement and innovation of our entrants. An increase of 200% in Gin entries since 2013 reflects the boom in the category worldwide and we are delighted that producers continue to choose the IWSC to benchmark and promote their products.”
Click here to see the full list of awards.