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 four Gold Medals at the 2021 & 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and multiple World Icons of Gin awards 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.

2023 AWARDS

Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Cask Port Cask Strength - Gold Medal

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Darkest Winter - Gold Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Gold Medal


Hong Kong Australia Business Association

Great Southern Distilling Company - Business Awards for Excellence


American Distilling Insitute

Giniversity Southern Ocean Gin - Best of Category ‚Äď Distilled Spirit ‚Äď International Navy-Strength Gin, Double Gold Medal

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Cask Port Cask Strength - Silver Medal

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky Darkest Winter - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Rye of the Tiger Whiskey 43% - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Bronze Medal


2022 AWARDS


Melbourne Royal Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Giniversity Southern Ocean Gin - Best Navy Gin Trophy & Gold Medal 

Giniversity Sriracha Gin - Gold Medal 

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Indian Ocean Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Silver Medal
Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky American Oak - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Peated - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M381 ‚Äď Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M222 ‚Äď Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter M490 ‚Äď Silver Medal
Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur ‚Äď Bronze Medal

Dugite Whiskey - Bronze Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey R4 ‚Äď Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Silver Medal

Oraiste Orange Liqueur ‚Äď Silver Medal


American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition
Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Best of Category & Gold Medal 

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Silver Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal 

Giniversity Indian Ocean Gin - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Porongurup 61% - Silver Medal 
Tiger Snake Whiskey Rye of the Tiger - Best of Category & Silver Medal 

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Best of Category & Silver Medal 

Dugite Whiskey - Bronze Medal


San Francisco World Spirits Competition 
Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Gold Medal

Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% M676 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Porongurup 61% - Bronze Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Silver Medal


International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut Peated Port Whisky - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Bronze Medal

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Bronze Medal

Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Bronze Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Bronze Medal

Dugite Whiskey - Bronze Medal


World Gin Awards

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Gold Medal

Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Silver Medal

London Spirits Competition

Giniversity Australian Native Gin - Gold Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal

Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Silver Medal

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Silver Medal

Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin - Silver Medal

Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port Whisky - Silver Medal

Limeburners Port Cask Strength Whisky - Silver Medal

Limeburners Darkest Winter Whisky - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey Rye of the Tiger 55% - Silver Medal


2021 AWARDS


Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Bronze Medal


Perth Royal Distilled Spirits Awards
Giniversity Whisky Cask Gin - Gold Medal

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut Peated Sherry - Gold Medal

Limeburners Whisky Port Cask Strength 61% - Gold Medal

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Bronze Medal

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

Campaign Innovator of the Year Gin & Culinary Cruise
Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal

San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% M238 - Gold Medal

Limeburners Directors Cut Peated Port M335 - Gold Medal


International Wine & Spirit Competition
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M335 - Silver Medal

Limeburners Port Cask Strength M238 - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Silver Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal


World Whiskies Awards
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut Peated Port - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey 43% - Silver Medal

Dugite Whiskey - Bronze Medal


2020 AWARDS


American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M221 - Best International Craft Whisky in the World Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M221 - Gold Medal

Giniversity Australian Native Gin - Silver Medal

World Whiskies Awards
Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength 64.8% SM15 - Best Australian Grain Whisky Trophy 
Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength 64.8% SM15 - Category Winner Trophy

Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength 64.8% SM15 - Gold Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey Rye of the Tiger 55% R4 - Gold Medal

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% M511 - Silver Medal

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M335 - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter M488 - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M221 - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% M587 - Bronze Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey M419 - Silver Medal
Giniversity Botanical Gin - Bronze Medal


2019 AWARDS


Icons of Whisky
Distillery Manager of the Year - Cameron Syme

Master Blender of the Year - Ben Kagi

China Wine & Spirits Awards 

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Double Gold Medal

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Bronze Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Gold Medal
Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Silver Medal

Australian Gin Awards
Giniversity Botanical Gin (February) - Gold Medal
Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin (February) Bronze Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin (November) - Silver Medal

Giniversity Australian Native Gin (November) - Bronze Medal

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Infinity Solera - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Smoked Hemp Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Whisky Cask Aged Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Christmas Gin - Bronze Medal
Giniversity Botanical Gin - Bronze Medal
Tiger Snake Whiskey - Bronze Medal
Tiger Snake Whiskey Rye of the Tiger 55% - Bronze Medal

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

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky American Oak - Bronze Medal

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

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Silver Medal

Giniversity Australian Native Gin - Silver Medal

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Bronze Medal


World Whiskies Awards

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Infinity Solera - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Bronze Medal


2018 AWARDS


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


American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition

Giniversity Botanical Gin - Best of Category Trophy 
Giniversity Botanical Gin - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Bronze Medal


World Whiskies Awards
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Category Winner Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Bronze Medal

International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Bronze Medal

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 

Limeburners Whisky Port Cask 61% - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Sherry Cask 61% - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat - Silver Medal

Tiger Snake Whiskey Cask Strength 64.8% - Silver Medal

Giniversity Barrel Aged Gin - Bronze Medal


2017 AWARDS


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

World Whiskies Awards
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Best Australian Single Malt Whisky Trophy
Limeburners Whisky American Oak - Silver Medal
Tiger Snake Whiskey - Best Australian Grain Whisky Trophy


American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Best of Category Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Best of Class Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Bronze Medal

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

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M230 - Gold Medal

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

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut Muscat - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Infinity Solera - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Darkest Winter - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Silver Medal
Tiger Snake Whiskey - Silver Medal


2016 AWARDS


Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Champion Australian Distiller Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M226 - Champion Australian Whisky Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M226 - Champion Australian Small Batch Spirit Trophy
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M226 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M123 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% M121 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% - Silver Medal
Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Bronze Medal

Giniversity London Dry Gin - Bronze Medal

World Whiskies Awards 

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Silver Medal
Tiger Snake Whiskey - Best Australian Blended Whiskey Trophy 

International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat - Silver Outstanding Medal
Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M123 - Bronze Medal


2015 AWARDS


Telstra Australian Business Awards
WA Regional Business of the Year

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M227 - Champion Trophy Winner 
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M227 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M93 - Bronze Medal

World Whiskies Awards
Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Bronze Medal

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt - Bronze Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Double Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M227 - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% M108 - Bronze Medal
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M213 - Bronze Medal

International Wine & Spirits Competition
Limeburners Whisky Heavy Peat M227 - Gold Medal
Limeburners Whisky Single Malt - Silver Outstanding Medal


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

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% - Silver Medal


2014 AWARDS


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

International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Silver Outstanding Medal
Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Barrel Strength - Silver Medal

The Malt Whisky Society of Australia 

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky M135 Port NAS - Pourers' Prize Trophy & Silver Medal 

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky M103 - Pourers' Prize Trophy & Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky M102 - Pourers' Prize Trophy & Bronze Medal

Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

Limeburners Whisky Sherry 61% M97 - Silver Medal


2013 AWARDS


WA Regional Business Awards
Western Australian Business of the Year
Regional Small Business of the Year


International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Port 61% M61 - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut M96 - Silver Medal


2012 AWARDS


International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky Barrel Strength - Silver Outstanding Medal

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky 43% - Silver Outstanding Medal

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Silver Medal


The Malt Whisky Society of Australia

Limeburners Whisky Bourbon/Port NAS M63 - Pourers' Prize Trophy & Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Peated Bourbon Cask NAS M58 - Pourers' Prize Trophy & Bronze Medal


2011 AWARDS


International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Whisky Single Malt Whisky Barrel Strength - Best in Class Trophy

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky - Silver Medal

Limeburners Whisky Directors Cut - Silver Medal


2010 AWARDS


UK international ‚ÄúThe World‚Äôs Best Whiskies‚ÄĚ Edition UK Feature 

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky


The Australian International Spirits Competition

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Gold Medal

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky - Silver Medal
Limeburners Whisky Peated - Bronze Medal

Ginnifer Gin - Bronze Medal

Absinthe - Bronze Medal


International Wine & Spirits Competition

Limeburners Single Malt Whisky M23 - Bronze Medal 

Limeburners Karri Honey Whisky Liqueur - Bronze Medal


2009 AWARDS


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


2008 AWARDS


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