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World Gin Awards 2017

Winners

Best Contemporary

Best Contemporary
Category Winner
Hernö Gin
Old Tom

Sweden

"An excellent example of contemporary gin. Rich juniper and gentle perfume aromas in a creamy soft style. Succulent rich and smooth texture. Good juniper depth. Exceedingly well-balanced. Delicate and finely balanced with a long finish."

Australia

Category Winner
Category WinnerThe West Winds Gin
The Cutlass
Australia
"A really excellent gin - ticks all the boxes with some pleasant leafy notes. Gentle smooth coriander and nuttiness. A smooth, elegant, sophisticated palate with a red berry note on the finish. Juniper is strong but not overpowering. Well-crafted."

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Belgium

Category Winner
Category WinnerGILLIAM'S GIN
The Golden Apple
Belgium
"A rich, creamy almond nose, nutty. Very complex and round with a sumptuous texture. A touch of cranberry on the finish – a soft fruitiness throughout. Very pleasant gin, balanced and palatable on both nose and mouth, interesting botanicals and good cut from the still. Nice!"

Canada

Category Winner
Category WinnerDixons
VirGin
Canada
"A relatively subtle gin. There is some nice, creamy spice and a touch of toffee. Rich with a peppery finish."

Germany

Category Winner
Category WinnerStauffenberg
Dry Gin
Germany
"A very flavourful gin with a long, lingering menthol finish. Good complex gin, strong ABV is shown on noise and mouth feel, but this is covered by the almost grappa like botanical taste, which is very pleasing and interesting."

Iceland

"Balanced, powerful and complex. Elegant menthol juniper on a creamy nose. Good weight and depth. Smooth. Gentle nuttiness and spiced citrus with a juniper core. Good length. A bright and lively gin with a reasonable balance and long citrus finish."

New Zealand

Category Winner
Category WinnerBlack Robin
Rare Gin
New Zealand
"Succulent, smooth texture with good weight. Delicate juniper and perfumed notes. Clean and well-made."

South Africa

Category Winner
Category WinnerCape Town
Rooibos Red Gin
South Africa
"Caramel orange and burnt orange aromas with tangerine peel and marmalade. Great weight with burnt sugary orange, juniper underneath and a tangy finish. Lovely gin, with hints of rooibos tea, juniper and vanilla."

Spain

Category Winner
Category WinnerGin Mare
Mediterranean Gin
Spain
"Bright bold stalky juniper aromas with good depth. A bright classical palate. Prominent cardamom on the finish. Good spice and botanical notes with zesty coriander and resinous juniper, then a touch of pepper spice."

United Kingdom

Category Winner
Category WinnerPothecary
British Blended Gin
United Kingdom
"Amazing, perfect balance. Strong and punchy with amazing oily favours coming out. Rich cinnamon citrus notes. A rich succulent texture with a juniper core. Black pepper and a touch of orange with a bright spiced orange finish."

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Silver Medal
Snowdonia
Foragers Gin
United Kingdom

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Bronze Medal
Masons Gin
Original
United Kingdom

United States

Category Winner
Category WinnerBack River Gin
United States
"Bold citrus, grass and refined woody notes. Good weight and an oily texture. Juniper, wood, citrus and gentle herb characters. Well-balanced with a peppery finish."

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