Bundaberg distillery Kalki Moon is in the running for the International Gin Producer Trophy for 2022 after the successful tasting results in the International Wine and Spirts Competition held in March.
The prestigious annual wine and spirit competition was founded in 1969.
Each year the event receives entries from over 90 countries worldwide.
Kalki Moon, which opened in 2017, is one of just a handful of Australian gin distillers in the running.
In its nomination Kalki Moon paid tribute to its sustainability and innovative methods, which includes transparency in and around the production of the gin range.
Master distiller and founder Rick Prosser holds the belief that the greater public should know where the product is made and have the opportunity to freely ask questions of distillers and staff alike when visiting its operation.
During distillery tours visitors are shown the process of how the company produces its award-winning London Dry gin.
Kalki sources the highest quality ingredient’s starting with certified sustainable Australian grain ethanol and uses certified agents and brokers for the highest quality Macedonian juniper berries and botanicals.
Its post-production waste is sent in two different directions.
The bulk goes to a locally owned disability support facility, Endeavour, who use it in worm gardens for mulch cultivation.
The rest goes to The Australian Gin Soap Company which makes body care products.
Find out more about the International Wine and Spirts Competition here.