Most Awarded Distillery & Liquor Brand

this century

Tamborine Mountain Distillery has competed and achieved incredible success in numerous esteemed international competitions, resulting in well over 300 awards, including a variety of tourism awards.

London Spirits Competition

The London Spirits Competition looks to recognise, reward, and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and shine the spotlight on those spirits brands that consumers really want to buy.

Australian Distilled Spirits Awards – Australia

Established in 2015, the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) is the first and only national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits and liqueurs.



China Wine & Spirits Awards – China

The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. The Judges are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for this market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers’. Wines and spirits enter from 55 countries and are ‘blind tasted’.

Double Gold

Apricot Brandy: 2014, 2013 + 2013 Trophy Best Liqueur

Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2014

Choc Mint Liqueur: 2014

Violetta Liqueur: 2013

Best Value Double Gold

Apricot Brandy: 2015

Chai Liqueur: 2015

Coffee Liqueur: 2015

Festive Fruit Cocktail Liqueur: 2015

Gingerbread Liqueur: 2015

Honey Dew Melon Liqueur: 2015


Apricot Schnapps: 2015

Banana Liqueur: 2013

Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2014

Choc Mint Liqueur: 2015, 2014

Festive Fruit Cocktail Liqueur: 2014

Honey Dew Melon Liqueur: 2014, 2012

Peach Liqueur: 2013

Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur: 2013

Strawberry Liqueur: 2014, 2013

Best Value Silver

Butter Caramel Liqueur: 2015

Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2015


Hibiscus Liqueur: 2014

Wild Forest Plum Liqueur: 2013

St Michaels Wort Herbal Eau De Vie: 2013


Best Value Bronze

Pertzovka (Chilli Pepper) Vodka: 2015

International Spirits Award – Germany

The International Spirits Award is an international competition for spirits, fine brandy, liqueurs, fruit wines and mixed drinks from around the world. The I.S.W. is a respected and well-organized event in which consumers are provided with valuable guidance at the end.


Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2007

Choc Mint Liqueur: 2008

Coconut Liqueur: 2012

Coconut Rum (Kurumba) Liqueur: 2011

Hibiscus Liqueur: 2009 (+ Judges Special Award)

Honey Dew Melon Liqueur: 2004

Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur: 2010

Triple Sec Liqueur: 2007

Wattle Toffee Liqueur: 2009


Absinthe - Moulin Rooz: 2007

Banana Liqueur: 2006

Bucku Whiskey Liqueur: 2011

Coffee Liqueur: 2009


San Francisco World Spirits Competition – USA

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and largest competition of its kind.



New York Wine & Spirits Competition - USA

With nearly two decades of experience, the SFWSC has become one of the world’s most respected spirits competitions. Each judge with a distinct story and trusted palate are one of the reasons an SFWSC medal indicates the highest calibre of quality. The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC) is a full-fledged member of The Tasting Alliance, the parent organization of the world-renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition and San Francisco International Wine Competition.


Beverage Testing Institute – Chicago USA

Beverage Testing Institute was founded in 1981 with the goal of producing fair, impartial wine, beer and spirits reviews for consumers. BTI is an independent product rating and review company that provides beverage buying guides and education for consumers and the trade.


Apricot Brandy: 2005

Australian Herbal Liqueur: 2014, 2013, 2005

Bucku Whiskey Liqueur: 2014, 2010 (Platinum Gold)

Cardamom Herbal Liqueur: 2012

Cherry Liqueur: 2011

Coconut Liqueur: 2013

Coconut Rum (Kurumba) Liqueur: 2014, 2010

Eau De Vie Apricot: 2011, 2010, 2005

Eau De Vie Strawberry: 2012, 2011, 2010

Eucalyptus Gum Leaf Vodka: 2014, 2012, 2010

Ginger Liqueur: 2008

Honey Dew Melon Liqueur: 2014, 2005

Lemon Myrtle Vodka: 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005

Limoncello: 2011

Macadamia Nut Liqueur: 2006

Passionfruit Liqueur: 2006

Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur: 2014, 2010

Tambo (Aniseed) Liqueur: 2012

Wild Forest Plum Liqueur: 2014, 2010


Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2013

Choc 'n' Chilli Liqueur: 2008

Eucalyptus Gum Leaf Vodka: 2005

Ginger Liqueur: 2014

Gold Rum: 2013, 2012

Lilly Pilly Gin: 2012, 2010

Mindalle Liqueur: 2011

Musk Liqueur: 2013

Neutral Vodka: 2011

Strawberry Liqueur: 2009

Wattle Toffee Liqueur: 2009

Wild Citrus Vodka: 2008

International Taste & Quality Institute – Belgium

The International Taste & Quality Institute – iTQi – based in Brussels is the world’s leading organization dedicated to certifying the taste of food and drink products. Their judges are selected from the 15 most prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations.

3 Gold Stars

1 Gold Star

Absinthe - Moulin Rooz: 2007

Bucku Whiskey Liqueur: 2011

Choc 'n' Chilli Liqueur: 2008

Hibiscus Liqueur: 2010

Lavender Liqueur: 2008

Lemon Myrtle Vodka: 2008

Strawberry Liqueur: 2011

St Michaels Wort Herbal Eau De Vie: 2013

Turkish Delight Liqueur: 2010

International Wine & Spirit Competition – London UK & Hong Kong

The International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 with the aim to award excellence in wines and spirits worldwide based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality remaining unique in the crowded world of drinks competitions with dedicated tasting premises and over 400 global experts judging products for seven months of the year.


Bucku Whiskey Liqueur: 2003

Choc Hazelnut Liqueur: 2003

Coffee Liqueur: 2003

Lemon Myrtle Vodka: 2004

World Spirits Awards – Austria

The World Spirits Awards was brought into the world of spirits in 2004. Behind this is a comprehensive marketing concept and an organisation with the goal of improving the international culture of spirits and the classification of distilleries. A survey has revealed that the “World Spirits Award” (WSA) is considered to be the best and highest award on offer by industry insiders and is highly regarded as such.



Apple Schnapps: 2010

Apricot Brandy: 2013

Bucku Whiskey Liqueur: 2014

Neutral Vodka: 2007

Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur: 2011

Slivovitz Plum Vodka: 2014

St Michaels Wort Herbal Eau De Vie: 2011


International Spirits Challenge – London

The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. Founded in 1995, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. Winning an ISC award is indeed an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from our experienced panel of specialist judges.


Wine Style Asia Award – Singapore

Wine Style Asia Award (WSAA), held in conjunction with Wine For Asia, celebrates top quality wines for the Asian palate and market. It recognises both quality and diversity in the wines selected for this award. Organised since 2004, Wine Style Asia Award is the platform that acknowledges quality achievements in wine making, connects wine exporters to Asian wine consumers and profiles international wines to the dynamic Asian market.



Premium Select Spirits – Germany

Selection is one of the leading gourmet magazines in Germany with many interesting topics around wine, food, culture, travel. It regularly carries out objective tastings of gourmet goods with its own independent expert jury and presents its readers with new, highly recommended products.

4 Gold Stars

3 Gold Stars

Women and Spirits of the World International Competition- Monaco

This International competition is about evaluating spirit of the world by international female experts in the world of maceration, distillation, infusion, gastronomy, general public or media.


International Beverage Exposition and Competition – Shenzhen China

The International Beverage Exposition and Competition (IBEC) is quickly becoming one of Asia’s premier beverage events. It is a forum for exhibitors of wine, spirits, beer and other non-alcoholic beverages to showcase their products to a variety of buyers. Attendees have the opportunity to taste products and meet face-to-face with producers, importers and distributors.



United Vodka World Competition – Bulgaria

Established in the heart of Europe, in Brussels in year 2000, UNITED VODKA aims to get up prestige of vodka. The contest makes assistance to the exporters of alcoholic beverages, which quality is confirmed by independent international panel of experts – the jury of the UNITED VODKA contest.


Australian Food Magazine Challenge Awards – Australia

The Food Challenge Awards were established by Food Magazine in 2004 to recognise and reward best practice and innovation in food and beverage processing in Australia and New Zealand.


Highly Commended


Tamborine Mountain Distillery also won many Tourism Awards, amongst them Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, Beaudesert Tourism Awards, Scenic Rim Tourism Awards, Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards Winner, Down Under Live International Awards, Best of Queensland, Trip Advisor, and Tourism Queensland Awards.

  • Qld Tourism Awards 2022
  • Qld Tourism Awards 2023
  • Australian Tourism Awards
  • Tripadvisor
  • Scenic Rim Business Excellence
  • Best of Queensland
  • Quality Tourism