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10 Aussie Vodkas To Have When Life Gives You Lemons

14/07/2021

When it comes to iconic Australian vodkas, be sure to check out our selection to get a sense of the country's true flavours.

Australia, a land that has contributed a lot towards the beverage segment of industries, whether it’s Wine, Beer, or Spirits, the country knows its alcohols right. Vodka being one of the most popular spirits also has some regional touch to it, considering the Australians have a lot to give to the Vodka community, we figured you might want to check a few best of them.

The below-mentioned spirits underwent a process of being reviewed by our judges in the London Spirits Competition 2021 and came out to be the winners. Let’s learn what stood them out of the crowd and made them bag the medals of the competition.

1. Seacliff Vodka by Headlands Distilling Company

Seacliff Vodka by Headlands Distilling Company

92 points

The integration brought together with the help of technology that is modern with methods that are conventional is the approach that is used by the Headlands to produce the best of the Vodka while keeping the classical recipe of the beverage intact. Each step taken in production is delicately supervised and carried out in-house, from grinding grains to fermentation to its distillation. Seacliff vodka is produced from locally grown barley which can be traced back to individual paddocks. The results are this award-winning vodka that is exceptionally sweet and ready to be served.

The Seacliff Vodka bagged itself a gold medal for its uncommon taste and effects it has on the drinker, mainly happiness. We suggest you get yourself your share of happiness right away.

2. Vodka (papaya) by FNQ Spirits

Vodka (papaya) by FNQ Spirits

84 points

With a passion to showcase the local talents with a range of premium products, this Aussie distillery has taken the responsibility of delivering the spirits that bring the best out of Australian beverages while establishing the region’s name on the global platform. This distillery mainly has an essence of Tropical North Queensland while also sustaining the standard flavors of Vodka. Sweet tropical fruit with bright orange hints and main ingredients as the Skybury papaya and a slight fusion of imperfect fruits make this drink what most call, Excellent.

The Croc Vodka papaya goes on to get itself a silver medal in the London Spirits Competition and for what it’s worth, it deserves the best and more. We would once again suggest not to miss out on this drink for all the right reasons.

3. Tamborine Mountain Distillery by Lemon Myrtle Vodka

Tamborine Mountain Distillery by Lemon Myrtle Vodka

83 points

Lemon myrtle Vodka is an inspiration taken from the subtropical rainforests of central and south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Lemon myrtle is commonly used by Australians in cuisine and as a healing substance due to the presence of essential oil in it that has the presence of citral purity of the highest form, even higher than Lemongrass, which is considered to have a cleaner and sweeter aroma. A spirit distilled multiple times with a strong Australian botanical infusion. Pure flavors of Lemon myrtle, leomon pith, herbal lemon tea, and lemongrass with a silky, dry light to medium body with a long lemon oil and river stone finish.

The Tamborine Mountain Distillery has claimed itself a silver medal in the London Spirits Competition too, and thus stands on all the claims made, and definitely deserves to be on your shelf.

4. Rusty Barrel Vodka by Rusty Barrel Spirits

Rusty Barrel Vodka by Rusty Barrel Spirits

82 points

The Rusty Barrel’s premium Vodka is made from a base of Australian wheat and pure Australian water. The super-smooth feels of the Vodka are being processed using a system of carbon filtration system and results in a much silky mouthfeel and subtly flavored grain highlights of the drink that are very sweet and give a longing aftertaste and a much more settling taste. The drink is a combination of flavors that explode and can guarantee to hook anyone up from the first try.

The Rusty Barrel Vodka has added itself to the list of winners in the London Spirits Competition and stands on everything it has to offer.

5. Gluten-Free Vodka by Lord Byron Distillery

Gluten-Free Vodka by Lord Byron Distillery

81 points

Distillers that use an artsy handcrafted process of making Vodka from local molasses wash and filtered spring water to fuse the flavors together to give a drinker an experience that he/she might never forget. A lovely soft and viscous Vodka that could be enjoyed neat or with the right mix, regardless the drink promises to deliver on all the claims. An enchanting light black note of toasted caramel and the hints of roasted nuts and almond oil that are fused with floral aromas. Preferably a choice of those who are intolerant to wheat, dairy or grains.

The gluten-free vodka bagged a medal in the London Spirits Competition and made itself stand out from the crowd with its exceptionally well-balanced taste and flavors.

6. Anjea Vodka by Mt. Uncle Distillery

Anjea Vodka by Mt. Uncle Distillery

77 points

Produced with a mash of collected honey from the local areas. It is distilled and filtered using its own sources of water that are volcanic spring water that leaves the aftertaste with silky poise on the pallet. To put it in a much more subtle way the drink has the potential to develop a liking towards its flavors and taste after consuming and all it takes for you, is to try the Vodka once to know what we are talking about.

The Anjea Vodka is an example of unconventional methods resulting in a better production too with the producer winning a medal for the spirit in the London Spirits Competition, it has all the rights to brag for its Vodka.

7. Shit The Bed Infused Vodka by Alchemy / Bunsters

Shit The Bed Infused Vodka by Alchemy / Bunsters

77 points

Here’s a different Vodka altogether, the Shit The Bed Infused Vodka is basically a sauce mixed right with the spirit to give it a flavor that gives a new angle to the spirit-making process. Strong nose of chili, garlic, and horseradish. The beginning is light and soft on the mouthfeel and then grows to a savory, hot spicy finish with a taste of garlic that persists. Sweet pepper finish, enough to make someone a believer of such infusions making sense to a Vodka.

The Shit The Bed Infused Vodka is a winner in the London Spirits Competition, to make anyone believe that even with experimentations done in ways unimaginable a drink can be as good if done right.

8. Aisling Vodka by Michelle Burns

Aisling Vodka by Michelle Burns

74 points

A splash of Riverina and exceptionally well-handcrafted spirit using a full copper pot still and charcoal filter for a clean and smooth finish on the palate right there in the Griffith NSW is what makes the Aisling Vodka so good. Light and aromatic. Very botanical with many floral layers. Lavender and violet notes. Medium-long finish with a hint of spice. Yes, basically the drink deserves someone who’s open to all explorations and is a fan of trying out all the medal-winner spirits.

The Aisling Vodka bagged a medal in the London Spirits Competition and we guess there’s a reason why this Australian spirit was declared as the winner of the competition, guess you need to try it to know what we mean.

9. Newcastle Distilling Co. Vodka by Newcastle Distilling Co.

Newcastle Distilling Co. Vodka by Newcastle Distilling Co.

73 points

Spicy touch with a warm mouthing feeling. Notes of olive oil, pink peppercorn, citrus peel, cumin, and ginger. Long-lasting finish with a hint of lemongrass. This Australian drink is perfectly well balanced with the aromas complementing the taste and the aftertaste that lasts long. The spicy finish of the drink is completely settled well the taste of the drinker as well. Or to put it in much simpler terms, you need to have this drink on your shelves to know what we are talking about!

The Newcastle Distilling Co. Vodka is a winner of the London Spirits Competition and has all the bragging rights and is completely an instance of how a drink can be well balanced with fusions never tried before.

10. 38 Special Vodka by Mobius Distilling Co

38 Special Vodka by Mobius Distilling Co

73 points

Small-batch Vodka from the heart of Sydney’s inner west. Distilled with perfection and brought to action to deliver on all the aspects that go on to claim what’s a perfect spirit, and then cycled continuously through a closed-loop carbon filter system only to satisfy the thirst of that masterpiece Vodka. A robust and peppery nose, very clean and crisp taste with a hint of citrus. Sharp on the palate with a long-lasting finish. This Australian Vodka is carrying the legacy of Australian spirits being one of the best on the global scale.

The 38 special Vodka has won a medal for its outstanding flavours and taste that are an experience that is quite unconventional and yet delivers on the effects and the taste on a premium range spirit, in the London Spirit Competition.

The above-mentioned Australian Vodkas are all winners of the London Spirits Competition 2021, considering they won the competition after a processed review from our judges on the segments of Quality, Packaging, and Value for money. These beverages made it through and thus need to be on your shelf to understand the reason behind us insisting you to add them to your wishlist.