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World Gin Awards 2019

Winners

World's Best Contemporary Gin

World's Best Contemporary Gin
Category Winner
Sheringham Distillery
Seaside Gin

Canada

"Spicy, floral, citrus aroma with a hint of white pepper and anise on the palate. Olive, candied fennel seed, light bodied, mild herbal. Slightly longer finish."

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Australia

Category Winner
Category WinnerManly Spirits Co.
Coastal Citrus
Australia
"Citrus and light spice on nose. Smooth considering alcohol strength. Good citrus length. Very pleasant drink."

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Belgium

Category Winner
Category WinnerSteam Gin
Farm Distilled
Belgium
"Slight touch of yellow colour. BIG initial aroma or orange zest citrus which seems over-powering but mellows on the taste. Nice texture."

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Brazil

Category Winner
Category WinnerEspiritos Brasileiros
Virga
Brazil
"Quite strong alcohol on the nose with notes of almond sweetness. Folds into a very interesting but quite heavy collection of flavours on the palate. Piney note of juniper comes surging through, back by strong citrus sourness. It's an interesting and unusual gin."

SILVER WINNERS

Denmark

Category Winner
Category WinnerBraunstein
Danica Gin
Denmark
"Sweet on the nose breaking into a warm herbacious flavour on the palate. Quite a sharp, short finish a boom of juniper fading to earthy spice."

Estonia

Category Winner
Category WinnerMetsis
Metsis
Estonia
"Lifted floral juniper and spiky green citrus aromas. A succulent sweet palate. Fresh red grapefruit and stalky finish. Good, solid juniper. Clean with some rocky, flint notes."

SILVER WINNERS

Finland

Category Winner
Category WinnerTampere Gin
Finland
"Gentle fresh fields on the nose with a gentle heat running underneath, the heat really comes through on the palate and pulls away into a subtle fennel/aniseed flavour."

France

Category Winner
Category WinnerC'est Nous
Gin
France
"Nose makes me think of the sea. Notes of salt and seaside grasses. Big shift onto the palate where it opens up into something more fruity. Berry flavours come through and pull away into a very gentle finish. Really interesting gin, this one."

GOLD WINNERS

Germany

Category Winner
Category WinnerSimon´s
Sommergarten Gin
Germany
"Gentle lemon peppery on the nose but bursts into a very interesting flavour. A twist of cool fruit menthol and warm spice. Very unusual but there is some juniper to be found in the flavour so on the whole a good contemporary gin."

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Iceland

"Soft and fresh nose. Hot, savoury and very interesting palate that breaks back into the same flavours as the nose. Like a wave breaking on hot sand."

India

Category Winner
Category WinnerHapusa
Himalayan Dry Gin
India
"Gentle citrus on the nose, mingling with earthy spice and fresh leaves, big flavour of lime citrus coming through on the palate, disappating to a sweet finish."

Ireland

"Theres something in that I can't put my finger on but it softens the classic gin flavour in a lovely way. It tastes almost like vanilla, or almond. It mingles with the juniper to give a wonderfully balanced flavour. Really nice."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
MIL Gin
Ireland

SILVER WINNERS

Italy

Category Winner
Category WinnerO'ndina
Gin
Italy
"Soft green mint/grass aromas with citrus underneath. Classic juniper on the palate, stalky grass. A well-balanced, crisp and leafy gin. Very good, indeed."

Japan

Category Winner
Category WinnerSakurao
Original
Japan
"This gin is delicate. It's very gentle on the nose and the palate is subtle with floral and citrus notes."

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Luxembourg

"Orange on nose alongside something else. pice and pepper on palate. Bold."

Netherlands

Category Winner
Category WinnerPerfume Trees Gin
Netherlands
"Fresh nose. Very warm, herbacious, liquorice, aniseed flavour on the palate. Drops back to a long, savoury finish with juniper lingering in a really lovely way."

Norway

Category Winner
Category WinnerBivrost
Arctic Gin
Norway
"Classic style on the nose but with additional notes of sweet citrus. Palate comes through strong, maybe a touch too strong on the alcohol for the ABV. Twist of berry and juniper on the finish but hard to fully engage as the flavour is quite short."

Peru

Category Winner
Category WinnerThe Inca Distillery
Gin´Ca
Peru
"Sweet mallow/coconut type nose which is really pleasant. Unusual and rather beautiful flavours on the palate. There's a lovely shift through the flavours from sweet to a peppery, savoury finish."

Philippines

Category Winner
Category WinnerArchipelago
Botanical Gin
Philippines
"Fresh, sweet berry on the nose. Sharp juniper led palate moving into a caramel finish. Very interesting. Could be smoother, but a great base and idea of flavour."

Scotland

South Africa

Category Winner
Category WinnerMonks
Mary Jane
South Africa
"Gentle lemon notes on nose. Quite smooth some heat on finish."

Spain

Category Winner
Category WinnerGin Eva
Mallorca
Spain
"Sweet, fresh citrus on the nose. Light and easy flavour on the plate with liquorice sweetness and spice creeping through on the finish. Just what I'd expect from a Spanish gin. Very easy going and nicely balanced."

Sweden

Category Winner
Category WinnerFragrant Harbour Gin
Sweden
"Delicate and very pleasant nose. Lovely tingle of citrus dancing with the juniper. On the palate it is smooth with a complexity of flavour. Lassic gin suddenly becomes very deep and earthy and woody with notes of warm spice. The spice lingers with a delightful warmth on the finish."

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United Kingdom

"Bright green stalky citrus and juniper aromas. Round and smooth. Soft citrus and juniper on the palate. A nice fennel finish."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
Firkin Gin
Rosie
United Kingdom

SILVER WINNERS

Silver Medal
Dà Mhìle
Seaweed Gin
United Kingdom
Silver Medal
Caspyn
Cornish Dry Gin
United Kingdom

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze Medal
Physic Gin
United Kingdom
Bronze Medal
York Gin
Cocoa
United Kingdom
Bronze Medal
Cooper King
Dry Gin
United Kingdom

United States

Category Winner
Category WinnerMadam Pattirini
Small Batch Gin
United States
"With the big orange citrus nose the palate follows with floral juniper and spice notes all the way into the finish. Great gin."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
Gothic Gin
United States

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze Medal
Green Hat Gin
United States

Viet Nam

Category Winner
Category WinnerPaper Lantern Gin
Viet Nam
"Sweet, caramel nose with an unusual herbacious nature to the palate. There is also the taste of something malty/wheaty. Really rather lovely drink."

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