St Agnes wins Best Brandy at 2018 Royal Sydney Wine Show

St Agnes wins Best Brandy at 2018 Royal Sydney Wine Show

The St Agnes Distillery has again won the JJ McWilliam Trophy for ‘Best Brandy’ at the Sydney Royal Wine Show for its XO 15-Year-Old.

It's the distillery's fifth Sydney Royal win in 8 years.

St Agnes is Australia’s most highly awarded and most popular brandy and the St Agnes distillery is South Australia’s oldest continually run craft distillery. With barrels dating back 50 years or more it is also in an enviable and unique position in being able to offer such rare and old spirits to the world.

Richard Angove of the St Agnes Distillery said: “We are so excited to win this local award. The Australian craft spirit industry continues to go from strength to strength. We are extremely lucky to have such amazing aged XO resources to put these blends together and all credit to our master distiller Ben Horley, for his care and attention in crafting such age worthy, unique spirit. We have a clear purpose, - to do one thing brilliantly, to show the world another face of Australian produce excellence by crafting iconic Australian spirit of world-class standard. It is very exciting times for Renmark and South Australian."

Winemaker Carl Angove decided in 1925 to create a new style of Australian brandy, lighter and more delicate than anything previously produced. Every year since, the St Agnes Distillery has been handcrafting spirit in the traditional small copper Pot Stills and ageing brandy in the historic St Agnes Barrel Halls.

The St Agnes XO 15 Year Old has won these recent awards:

TWC Angove Trophy for Best Brandy in Show - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017

GOLD & Trophy “Best Grape Brandy” - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

GOLD and Trophy “Best Brandy” - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017

DOUBLE GOLD - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

GOLD and JJ McWilliam Trophy for Best Brandy - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017

GOLD and TWC Angove Memorial & Gerry Collela Trophy ‘Best Brandy’ - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

Trophy “Best Brandy” - Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016

GOLD and JJ McWilliam Trophy for Best Brandy - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015

GOLD and Trophy “Best Brandy” - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015

GOLD and Trophy “Best Brandy” - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2014

GOLD and Trophy ‘Best Brandy’ - Riverland Wine Show 2014

GOLD & Trophy “Best Brandy” - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015

GOLD & Trophy ‘Best Brandy’ - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2014

GOLD & Trophy “Best Brandy” - Riverland Wine Show 2014

GOLD & Trophy ‘Best Brandy’ - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

GOLD & Trophy ‘Best Brandy’ - Riverland Wine Show 2013

GOLD & JJ McWilliam Trophy for Best Brandy - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2013

GOLD & Trophy ‘Best Brandy Class’ - Riverland Wine Show 2012

GOLD & JJ McWilliam Trophy for Best Brandy - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2012

The distillery is currently blending its third release of the St Agnes XO 40-Year-Old Imperial, Australia’s most expensive brandy and is about to launch new packaging of its St Agnes XO 15 year old.

The St Agnes XO range is available online, or at leading retailers nationally. St Agnes XO 15-Year-Old - RRP $111, St Agnes XO Imperial 20-Year-Old - RRP $200, St Agnes XO Grand Reserve 40-Year-Old - RRP $785. 

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