Easy on the Eye 2019

Overall Winner

Never Never Distilling Co -  Triple Juniper Gin
Judging notes — Beautiful attention to detail at every point, from the dieline, illustration and the use of finishes, all brought together with a nice idea. This piece was really strong and definitely takes ‘premium’ to another level. It stands out in a very cluttered category, with a great choice of structure also.

Category Finalist  

→ → → Beer & Cider
Burnley Brewing - Coffee Brown Ale x These Days Coffee Roasting 
Judging notes — A great example of maintaining a master brand's signatu√re, whilst bringing plenty of flair and character. The use of upside down elements create intrigue and onshelf presence. An excellent combination of design, typography and illustration. 

→ → → Non-Alcoholic
Two Boys Brew Kombucha - Silk Road
Judging notes — A charmingly handled boutique design approach for an FMCG product. A playful solution that really delivered on the mantra of ‘feeling alive.’ It’s simple and fresh, and its well-selected structure stands out for the target market. 

→ → → Spirits
Never Never Distilling Co - Triple Juniper Gin
Judging notes — Beautiful attention to detail at every point, from the dieline, illustration and the use of finishes, all brought together with a nice idea. This piece was really strong and definitely takes ‘premium’ to another level. It stands out in a very cluttered category, with a great choice of structure also.  

→ → → Wine
Brave New Wine - Nat Daddy
Judging notes —This piece of packaging is confident enough to use very minimal copy. The illustration draws you in and makes you want to pick it up. The layout is crafted, and  nothing tries too hard.

  1. This gin is mature, thoughtful and incredibly well executed. It's accessible, nothing about this gin is trying too hard, and why should it? It's already arrived. The all-rounder.

    01. Never Never - Triple Juniper Gin

    State: South Australia Category: Gin
  2. Beautiful, deep red colour with a really great malt-driven aroma. Very rich, toffee and caramel flavour and despite being a very full-figured beer, the flavours aren't overly intense. There's a hint of spice or earthiness from the hops. An incredibly balanced and sexy looking beer. Would drink happily.

    02. Burnley Brewing - Coffee Brown Ale with These Days Coffee Roasting

    State: Victoria Category: Beer
  3. This is great! The sweetness of caramel vs bold acidity maintains its clean balance, with a hint of funk that stops it from being too much of any one flavour. What a contender.

    03. Two Boys Brew Kombucha - Silk Road

    State: Victoria Category: Kombucha / Fermented
  4. Attractive red fruits on the nose, good tension on the palate. A refreshing and well-crafted expression that delivers bright fruit, savouriness, zesty acidity and joyous bubbles. This is fun but also kind of serious, showing some real skill in getting so much interest and personality into this wild-edged drink. Bravo.

    04. Brave New Wine - Nat Daddy

    State: Western Australia Category: Sparkling