Sunshine & Sons, Aussie Vodka World's Best

Rebecca Varidel
21st Feb 2024

Here's some super news about Australian local craft spirits that we love. Overnight in the UK, Sunshine & Sons Original Vodka was awarded the title of World’s Best in the coveted World Vodka Awards. After previously winning gold as Australia’s best in the Botanical Vodka category, the Aussie drop in a lineup of the very best products in the world from over 20 countries was judged by an expert panel to be worthy of the title of World’s Best.

The accolade comes as the team behind Sunshine & Sons Premium Spirits pack their bags for Europe and the UK where they will attend trade and industry events in Dusseldorf, London and Manchester. They will also join Austrade for drinks industry networking as the Sunshine Coast based business prepares to export internationally.

“Industry acknowledgement is always a fantastic boost for any business and we are no exception. Our team pours their heart and soul into producing quality spirits for people to enjoy with their loved ones,” said Matt Hobson, Founder of Sunshine & Sons.

“Sunshine & Sons is about sunshine, quality time with family and friends and escaping to the laid back lifestyle of Australia’s beautiful sub-tropical Sunshine Coast. Now, with the backing of this accolade, we’re on a mission to take a slice of what we’re about to the Europeans and Brits,” added Hobson.

The award winning Original Vodka is one of less than five percent of vodkas globally that are produced from grapes giving a soft, spongy and velvety texture that Hobson says is unmistakably premium in comparison to traditional grain, sugar cane and potato vodkas.

The vodka is made with a filtration system unique to its natural location on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It uses millennia old volcanic rock giving the vodka a minerality that is often described as ‘floral pepperiness’.

Veronika Karlova, Chair of Judges for the World Vodka Awards, said “All World Vodka Award winners this year impressed judges by their quality and taste. Year-on-year we see an increase in World Vodka Awards entries for varietal, botanical and flavoured categories, which confirms that the future of vodka is leaning towards styles with a lot of character and flavour.”

Seek this vodka out - Sunshine & Sons Original Vodka is a vodka that we love and applaud, and your taste buds deserve it.