Melbourne-based,Starward Whisky has been named the Most Awarded Distillery of the Year at the world’s largest and most competitive international spirit competition; 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).  

Starward is the first Australian distillery to take the top honour in the competition’s 22-year history, beating close to 5,000 of the world’s most renowned spirits including whisky, gin, and tequila from countries such as Scotland, Japan, USA and UK.  

Commenting on the win is Starward Founder, Dave Vitale, “To become the first Australian whisky to be named the Most Awarded Distillery of the Year at the world’s most competitive spirits competition is a dream come true.”  

Paul McLeay, CEO Australian Distillers Association said: “The Australian Distillers Association are very excited to celebrate with Starward on this momentous and historical win,” Paul said.  

“This recognition will help further the industry’s emergence on the global stage and accelerate the growth of the Australian Spirits Industry. There’s exciting times ahead for both Starward and our Spirits Industry,” he said. 

Starward’s award winning whisky is available for purchase at its website, at the Starward distillery in Port Melbourne, at bars and restaurants across the country and national drinks retailers including Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars, BWS, First Choice, Liquorland and in all leading Independent stores.  

The Shout Team

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