Media release: Sydney, 13 April 2021: Last night, ALTD Spirits, Sydney’s first alcohol-free spirits offering won not one, but three prestigious Silver medals at the 4th London Spirits Competition.
The three medals, one for each of its three spirits - all 100% made from Australian botanicals, sugar-free, calorie-free and vegan friendly, is the ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry.
Founder and Chief Distiller, Tim Triggs, comments: “I gave up drinking alcohol about six years ago when my first kid turned two. Hangovers and kids was a brutal combo, so I tried to give it up for a bit and have never looked back. I was an accomplished drinker back in the day so now having three Internationally Award-Winning Alcohol-Free Spirits is a funny timeline of events. Gold would have been great of course but like my kids say, first is the worst, second is the best! To say I’m happy is an understatement.’’
ALTD Spirits scored highly in the three judging aspects of quality, value and packaging. Their best-selling, Green Grocer, narrowly missing out on a Gold award scoring 87 points out of 100 (with 90 being the threshold for Gold).
Silver Medals Awarded:
The London Spirits Competition stands apart from other spirits competitions by awarding spirits for their drinkability. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competition goes further to evaluate a spirit for its all-around excellence - in the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides.
CEO Sid Patel of event organizer mentions that “The spirit needs to hit all the right notes to be enjoyed again and again. So at the London Spirits Competition, we evaluate spirits that contribute to a spirit’s overall drinkability. Along with the quality, spirits are assessed for their appearance and value.”
“We are thrilled that ALTD Spirits performed so well at the competition.” said Tim Triggs. “These Silver medals demonstrate that the spirits we are making are the kind that bar managers and mixologists want to stock and are spirits drinkers enjoy drinking.”
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About ALTD Spirits
ALTD Spirits (pronounced ‘Altered’) was Sydney's First Alcohol-Free Spirit launched in 2018. They use 100% Australian Botanicals which they distill in small batches and bottle by hand in a Marrickville distillery.
Inspired by the tastes and sounds of Australia’s amazing landscape, both natural and urban, the ALTD Spirits range is named after Australian Cicadas species who provide our natural soundtrack.
Tim Triggs (Founder, Distiller) is an ex-hospitality guy who worked in venues such as The Bathers Pavilion, Otto Ristorante and some sadly, long since gone iconic Sydney bars and clubs. Spending most of his career in Entertainment and Sports brand marketing further refining his drinking abilities, he quit both to focus on his passion – making drinks and ALTD Spirits.
ALTD is a small family run business that is extremely proud to support a couple of great charities that do amazing work in their own ways to better the health of all Australians.