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World Gin Awards 2018

Winners

World's Best London Dry Gin

World's Best London Dry Gin
Category Winner
Balfour
London Dry Gin

Netherlands

"Full bright soft nutty minty aromas with a juniper core and a touch of bergamot and floral over the top. Complex. Juicy red berries. Dried spice and peel on the finish."

Australia

"Lovely warm spice on the nose, sweet and juicy palette dying away to beautiful gentle finish. Bright soft, yet crisp aromas of green peppercorns and citrus. A rich juniper palate with a note of bark. Fantastic gin."

Austria

Category Winner
Category WinnerHands on Gin
Austria
"Soft subtle mint and pink grapefruit aromas. Clean citrus and stalky green characters with white pepper. Plump and fruity with good juniper notes. Succulent."

Belgium

Category Winner
Category WinnerThe Herbalist
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Belgium
"Smooth, sweet, juicy, floral nose. Good, strong flavour, but a little bitter on the finish."

Bolivia

Category Winner
Category WinnerLa Republica
Andina
Bolivia
"Lush fruity nose with berry notes, moving into complex, warm palette. Bright, full green juniper, coriander and black pepper on a classical nose. A touch of soft watermint, cardamom and macadamia nut on the palate. Citrus lifts over the top."

Brazil

Category Winner
Category WinnerAmazzoni Gin
Brazil
"Bright zesty menthol and citrus aromas with a dusty earthiness underneath. Soft, gentle floral over a juniper core on the palate. A nice peppery, stalky floral finish. A solid example."

Denmark

Category Winner
Category WinnerMarstal No. 31
Denmark
"A deep savoury menthol nose. Unexpected, but not unpleasant. Liquorice, bark and orange peel."

Estonia

"Clean black pepper with a tiny hint of floral juniper. Quite subtle aromas. Good weight and silky in texture"

Finland

Category Winner
Category WinnerÄgräs Gin
Finland
"Subdued damp juniper and wet earth aromas with a touch of pink peppercorn. Black pepper on the finish."

Germany

Category Winner
Category WinnerSweyn
Gabelbart Gin
Germany
"A lifted lavendar and rose petal nose. Very floral, but remains gentle enough. Purple juniper underneath and a touch of green pine. Smooth on the palate, but lacks a little complexity. A soft, long finish."

Ireland

Category Winner
Category WinnerKinsale Gin
Ireland
"Bright and soft aromas of fresh citrussy green coriander and nutmeg earthiness. A good silky texture and weight. Angelica. A little stalky. Bright peppery citrus flavours and a citrus finish alongside red berry notes."

Japan

"Rich and fruity with delicate tea note and raisin, complex and well balanced."

New Zealand

Category Winner
Category WinnerScapegrace
Classic
New Zealand
"Rich creamy cardamom, vanilla and white chocolate on the nose. Smooth juniper and coriander stalk with white pepper on the palate. A tangerine finish - a little heat."

Norway

"Green stalk and white pepper aromas. Clean, but with a slightly strange texture."

Portugal

Category Winner
Category WinnerGotik
Portugal
"Bright punchy rhubarb and sweet red berries. Juniper-led. Spiky heat. Flavour falls off very quickly. Quite soft and floral with rich fruity biscuit notes."

South Africa

Category Winner
Category WinnerKWV Cruxland
Cruxland
South Africa
"Bright peppermint and a chalky note on the nose. Zesty, juicy fresh orange. The palate is bright, fresh and lifted. Citrus-led. Layered with a pink pepper finish."

Spain

Category Winner
Category WinnerMonti
London Dry Gin
Spain
"Beautiful floral fragrance, soft sweet and fruity palette moving into a gentle finish."

GOLD WINNERS

Sweden

Category Winner
Category WinnerHernö Gin
Hernö Gin
Sweden
"Clean and crisp. Beautifully balanced."

GOLD WINNERS

Switzerland

Category Winner
Category WinnerEdelwhite
Gin
Switzerland
"Brightly perfumed white mint, blossom and juicy tangerine peel aromas. Soft, supple and elegant. Very minty, but well-balanced. Would like to see more juniper."

United Kingdom

Category Winner
Category WinnerHayman's London Dry Gin
United Kingdom
"Deep damp stalky leafy juniper aromas. Smooth and silky in texture. Nice bright juniper and soft floral characters. A tiny nutty orange note on the finish."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
The Gin Foundry
Europa
United Kingdom

SILVER WINNERS

Silver Medal
Whitetail
Gin
United Kingdom
Silver Medal
Toad
Oxford Dry Gin
United Kingdom

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze Medal
Kintyre Gin
United Kingdom

United States

Category Winner
Category WinnerAnchor Distilling Company
Junipero Gin
United States