The Melbourne competition, which recognises excellence in Australian distillation and spirits-making, attracted around 80 entries from across Australia.
Speaking to the Bundaberg News Mail, Kalki Moon’s Master Distiller Rick Prosser said the distillery was especially proud to win the gold for its London Gin.
‘It’s fantastic,’ he said.
‘London Dry is the most traditional way of making gin, so it’s nice to know we are doing the right thing and producing a quality product.’
Mr Prosser said Kalki Moon had also brought home a swag of other awards.
‘We entered … six products and got six awards,’ he said.
In addition to the gold, Kalki Moon won silver for its Solstice barrel-aged gin, and bronze for its Classic Gin, Classic Vodka, Choc/Hazelnut Liqueur and Choc/Mint Liqueur.
Mr Prosser said the one-year-old distillery would soon add to its range with a new gin liqueur.
‘This will complete the trio of liqueurs we have,’ he said.
‘It will be the first gin-based one we have, the previous two have been vodka.
‘It will be a pink gin liqueur.’
This is not the first time a Queensland producer has triumphed at the Australian Distilled Spirits Competition, with Mt Uncle distillery at Walkamin in Far North Queensland winning six prizes at last year’s awards.
Kalki Moon has been working with TIQ’s Wide Bay–Burnett office on plans to export its gins and other products to overseas markets.
The company will join TIQ and more than 20 other Queensland companies for this year’s Food and Hotel Asia mission to Singapore later this month.
Supporting Queensland exporters is a priority of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.