Four Pillars Gin has won a double-gold medal at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco for its Rare Dry Gin for the second time.

A double-gold medal means a gold medal was awarded by every judge. The Yarra Valley distiller won the same award in 2014 for the same gin. Four Pillars is the only Australian gin to win the double gold this year, and the second Australian gin to win it twice (The West Winds Gin has also won twice). In 2015, out of 192 gins entered, only 10 were awarded double-gold medals. This year, 218 gins were entered and 19 won double gold.

Only three other Australian spirits scooped double-gold medals this year, including Melbourne's Starward Single Malt Wine Cask Whisky which is made by New World Whisky Distillery in an airport hangar in Essendon Fields. It was also awarded Best Craft Distiller Whisky.

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Other Australian producers The Grove and Hoochery Distillery also won double-gold medals for their Caribbean Spiced Rum and Ord River 10 Year Old Spike's Reserve Rum respectively.

See the full list of competition results at