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World Gin Awards 2018

Winners

World's Best Contemporary Style Gin

World's Best Contemporary Style Gin
Category Winner
Martin Miller's Gin
Westbourne Dry Gin

Iceland

"Bright and subtle yet there, like bracing air. A hint fresh marine and seaweed moss. Clean, elegant and fresh on the palate. A touch of mint, juniper and green herb. A cleansing mint finish. Excellent, crisp juniper and floral notes. Delicious!"

Australia

Category Winner
Category WinnerHeart & Soul
GWEN
Australia
"Bright, stalky vibrant green coriander and herbal aromas. Soft menthol and cardamom over a juniper core on the palate with tangy lifted citrus on the finish."

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Austria

"Bright enticing citrus and blossom aromas. Fresh and full on the palate. Honeysuckle and elderflower. A juniper core. Complex. A creamy texture, though the palate isn't as impressive as the nose. A soft floral, soapy citrus spicy finish."

Belgium

Category Winner
Category WinnerCrazy Monday gin
Belgium
"Rich lifted bold lavendar, floral, black pepper and juniper aromas. Green floral with spiced orange and green coriander underneath. A succulent texture though a tiny bit fiery. Spiky green pepper finish."

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Canada

"A subtle nose with savoury, stalky, dry leaves and dried spices. Wet black pepper and a deep earthiness. A good texture/weight on the palate. Deep subtle earthy spice."

Germany

Category Winner
Category WinnerHirschberg Gin
Dry Gin
Germany
"A soft sweet nose of rose petal and icing sugar - delicate and inviting. A fresh juniper palate with a hint of marine/menthol character. A little hot on a chewy pepper finish."

Ireland

Category Winner
Category WinnerSilver Spear
Irish Distilled Gin
Ireland
"Slightly stewed aromas of apple and damp earth. Forest floor. Peppery sawdust in the background. Soft and earthy, but quite pleasant. Perfectly serviceable. A sweet grassy finish."

Israel

Category Winner
Category WinnerLevantine Gin
Levantine Gin
Israel
"Bright, bold, pungent nose. Very leafy, green and damp, but not unpleasant. Good weight on the palate, but very earthy and peaty."

Italy

Category Winner
Category WinnerCollesi
Gin
Italy
"Sweet floral aromas with green mint blossom, angelica and rose. A juicy, vibrant palate which is floral-forward. Balanced with juniper underneath. A good finish/length."

Japan

"Bright juniper-led nose alongside coriander stalk. A sumptuous texture. Sweet citrus and zesty peel. Lifted and layered. Delightful, silky texture, superb balance bright citrus, jammy floral and a juniper finish."

Netherlands

Category Winner
Category WinnerHanami Dry Gin
Cherry Blossom
Netherlands
"Fresh nose with a light creaminess, then pine and pepper. Gentle green floral aromas. Soft. A bit hot on the palate with a thick texture. Spiky green characters and zesty citrus finish."

New Zealand

Category Winner
Category WinnerScapegrace
Gold
New Zealand
"Rich juniper. A juicy finish and well-balanced heat. Excessively rooty and earthy, but clean and reasonable sippable."

Norway

Category Winner
Category WinnerBivrost
Gin
Norway

Spain

Category Winner
Category WinnerSpirito Vetton
Extra Dry
Spain
"Succulent menthol and spiced orange aromas with bright lemon coriander. Supple, soft texture. Good weight. A touch of cardamom mint balanced with citrus. Good finish. Strong flavour and generally good profile."

United Kingdom

Category Winner
Category WinnerMasons Dry Yorkshire Gin
Lavender Edition
United Kingdom
"Bright, inviting menthol, camomile, white blossom and juniper aromas. A chewy, soft, silky texture. Full blossom, juniper and coriander with an earthiness underneath. Well-balanced with a good length."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
Liverpool Gin
United Kingdom
Gold Medal
St. Giles
Gin
United Kingdom

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze Medal
Ableforths
Bathtub Gin
United Kingdom

United States

Category Winner
Category WinnerBoulder Gin
Gin
United States

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SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS