Medals galore for Yarramalong whisky distillery

Amber Lane co-owner Rod Berry

Leading Australian whisky distillery, Amber Lane, has added two prestigious medals to its trophy haul, with major wins at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The Yarramalong distillery received a Double Gold Medal for its soon-to-be-released Pineau 350 whisky and a Gold Medal for its Apera 100 whisky, due for release next week.

This is Amber Lane’s second consecutive stellar year at the San Francisco awards, with nods in 2023 for its Apera 87 (Double Gold medal) and Silk Road (Gold Medal), four gold medals from only four entries over the past two years; a 100 per cent gold medal success rate.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the world’s largest spirits competition, recognising the best spirits globally.

This year, the competition attracted more than 5,500 entrants across 30 categories, which were judged by renowned experts with decades of industry experience.

Gold medals are awarded to “exceptional spirits that are near the pinnacle of achievement,” with double gold medals presented to entries that receive a gold medal by all members of the judging panel.

Amber Lane Distillery co-owner Rod Berry said everyone at the distillery were absolutely thrilled with this year’s medals.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised on the global stage for our whiskies, particularly for the second year in a row,” he said.

“Every single Amber Lane Distillery release since September 2022 has won national and international gold medals.

“These new awards extend our phenomenal record to the past nine distillery releases. I don’t know of another whisky-maker in the world with that track record.

“We’re incredibly proud of the calibre of whisky we’re making, and the feedback from both the public and the industry – it’s testament to our passion and dedication to producing high-quality whisky.”

Amber Lane Distillery is one of Australia’s most awarded whisky producers.

 Since launching in-market in 2022, the distillery has quickly become renowned for its large premium barrels, longer maturation cycles and the careful application of principles learned from European distilling traditions.