Philip Moore inducted into Gin Magazine Hall of Fame

Philip Moore

Philip Moore of Central Coast, NSW company Distillery Botanica was inducted into the Gin Magazine Hall of Fame on Friday February 25.

The Gin Magazine Awards commend the leading people, places and products in the world of gin.

Moore is the first and only Australian Distiller to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is the Gin Magazine’s highest honour, reserved for those who have dedicated their professional lives to the sector.

In 2017, Moore’s Dry Gin was the first Australian gin to receive a Gold Medal at the prestigious
International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.

He is also the distiller behind Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, as previously explored with co-founder Tom Baker on the Drinks Adventures podcast.

“It’s an extraordinary achievement for Philip to be inducted into the Gin Magazine’s Hall of Fame,” commented Caroline Ashford, AKA The Gin Queen.

“To have an Aussie distiller shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Desmond Payne (Plymouth Gin
& Beefeater), Lesley Gracie (Hendricks) and Joanne Moore (Bloom Gin) is an inspiration to the
whole Australian gin industry.”

“Philip has quietly and humbly been working hard crafting his gins since 2007 and it’s heartwarming to see him get the recognition he deserves.”

Moore taught himself to distill in 2005 and released one of the first commercially available Australian-made and owned gins.

How Mr Black Spirits overhauled coffee cocktails: S8E5
Top 10 Australian Gins of 2021, with The Gin Queen: S12E3
Beefeater Gin master distiller Desmond Payne MBE: S2E5

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