Awards

Sullivans Cove is Australia’s most awarded whisky.

In 2018, Our American Oak Single Cask was awarded “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt” at the World Whiskies awards. Overall, Sullivans Cove American Oak is the most awarded whisky in Australia, and was the first Australian whisky to achieve “Liquid Gold” status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Our Head Distiller, Patrick Maguire, was also inducted into the global Whisky Hall of Fame in 2018. Only the second Australian to ever receive this honour, it places Patrick in a small group of the world’s most influential whisky personalities.

In 2014 Our French Oak Single Cask was named “World’s Best Single Malt” at the World Whiskies Awards, and is still the only Australian whisky to ever win that award.

2019

Old & Rare
  • Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt 13-20 years – World Whiskies Awards, Cask HH0520
  • Gold – World Whiskies Awards, HH0337
French Oak
  • Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt 12 years & under- World Whiskies Awards, Cask TD0217
Special Cask
  • Gold – World Whiskies Awards, TD0119

2017

French Oak
  • Best Australian Single Cask 13-20yrs Cask HH0419, World Whiskies Awards
  • 92/100 Cask HH0419, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 91/100 Cask HH0400, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Gold Medal Cask TD0113, Luxury Spirits Masters
American Oak
  • Gold Medal, Luxury Spirits Masters
  • 92/100 Cask HH0460, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 90.5/100 Cask HH0332, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Double Cask
  • Best Australian Single Malt 13-20yrs, World Whiskies Awards
  • Gold Medal, Luxury Spirits Masters
Special Cask
  • Gold Medal Cask TD0202, Luxury Spirits Masters

2018

Old & Rare
  • World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt – World Whiskies Awards, Cask HH0351
  • Best Australian Single Cask Single Malt – World Whiskies Awards, Cask HH0351
  • Master – World Whisky Masters, Cask HHo317
  • Gold – Global Whisky Masters Asia, Cask HH0520
Double Cask
  • Best Australian Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards
  • Gold, World Whisky Masters
XO Single Cask Brandy
  • Master – Luxury Spirits Masters
  • Gold – Design & Packaging Masters
Sullivans Cove Distillery
  • Head Distiller Patrick Maguire becomes only the second Australian ever inducted into the global Whisky Hall of Fame
  • Australian Craft Distiller of the Year, Icons of Whisky
  • Top 10 Best Selling World Whisky Brands, Drinks International

2016

French Oak
  • 94/100 Cask HH0386, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Gold Medal, World Whisky Masters
  • Gold Medal, Luxury Spirits Masters
Hobart No. 4
  • Master, World Gin Masters

2015

French Oak
  • Best Australian Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards
American Oak
  • Liquid Gold Award 95.5/100 Cask HH0047, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Best Australian Single Malt 13-20yrs, World Whiskies Awards
Tasmania Distillery

Craft Whisky Producer of the Year – Rest of the World, World Whiskies Awards Icons of Whisky

2014

French Oak
  • The World’s Best Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards
  • Best Australian Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards
  • Australasian Single Malt Whisky of the Year, Wizards of Whisky
  • Australasian Whisky of the Year, Wizards of Whisky
American Oak
  • Double Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition

2013

French Oak
  • Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year Cask HH0509, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Liquid Gold Award 96.5/100 Cask HH0509, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Best Australian Single Malt 12yrs and Under, World Whisky Awards
  • 90 points – excellent – highly recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge

2012

French Oak
  • Gold Medal, World Whisky Masters
  • Gold Medal, Wizards of Whisky
Tasmania Distillery
  • World Whisky Grand Master, World Spirits Masters
  • Australasian Distiller of the Year, Wizards of Whisky

2011

American Oak
  • Best Rest of the World 12 years and Under, World Whiskies Awards
  • Gold Medal, World Whisky Masters
American Oak
  • Gold Medal, World Whisky Masters
French Oak
  • Gold Medal, World Whisky Masters

2010

American Oak
  • Liquid Gold Award 94.5/100 Cask HH0270, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

2007

Sullivans Cove Distillery
  • Best Distillery in the World, Gregorie Sarafian
American Oak
  • Liquid Gold Award 95/100 Cask HH0274, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Best ‘Other’ Malt (Malt whiskies outside Scotland), World Whiskies Awards
  • Best Bourbon Oak Matured Whisky of the Year, Gregorie Sarafian
  • 98/100 Sullivans Cove Bourbon Maturation Cask, Gregorie Sarafian
French Oak
  • Best Single Port Cask, Gregorie Sarafian
  • 97/100 Sullivans Cove Port Maturation Cask, Gregorie Sarafian
  • Most Gourmet Cask of the Year, Gregorie Sarafian
Double Cask
  • Best Double Matured or Finished Cask of the Year, Gregorie Sarafian
  • 93/100 Sullivans Cove Double Cask, Gregorie Sarafian