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World Gin Awards 2019

Winners

World's Best Gin

World's Best Gin
Category Winner
Dingle Distillery
Original Gin

Ireland

"Lots of interesting notes going on, both on the nose and the palate. Even a little bit of toffee and caramel too, which is both intriguing and unexpected. Has a bit of everything, but all nicely balanced."

Australia

Category Winner
Category WinnerManly Spirits Co.
Australian Dry Gin
Australia
""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.""

Austria

SILVER WINNERS

Brazil

Category Winner
Category WinnerYVY Destilaria
Mar Gin
Brazil

Canada

Category Winner
Category WinnerParlour Gin
London Dry Style
Canada
"Juniper and parsley with white flowers on the nose. Mild caramel aromas. Candied citrus and honey flavour with mild green apple warming. Lingering sweetness."

Croatia

""Gentle aromas, light notes of juniper and some citrus, a nicely balanced traditional style gin""

Denmark

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

Germany

Category Winner
Category WinnerFoerster's
Heide Gin
Germany
""Complex but in an odd way. Bright lifted perfumed citrus and layered rose petal over juniper. A smooth palate, though a little light in texture and definition. A nice white pepper and citrus finish.""

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

India

Category Winner
Category WinnerGreater Than
London Dry Gin
India
""A good standard, good juniper. Lots on nose - big and full on palate - a good gin.""

Japan

"Very approachable gin with a light aroma and delicious taste. "

GOLD WINNERS

Netherlands

Category Winner
Category WinnerNo.3
London Dry Gin
Netherlands
"Nose of citrus and toasted nuts; big flavours but under control. A good, solid, classic gin."

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Norway

Category Winner
Category WinnerOslo Håndverksdestilleri
VIDDA
Norway
""Bright confection vanilla and a little synthetic citrus on the nose. Good intensity and complexity.""

Portugal

Category Winner
Category WinnerADAMUS
ADAMUS
Portugal
""Soft, subtle floral and juniper aromas with a hint of citrus in the background. Gentle palette with a soft, short finish.""

Scotland

BRONZE WINNERS

Slovenia

Category Winner
Category WinnerBroken Bones
London Dry Gin
Slovenia
"Strong aromas of pink pepper. A clean palate though a little thick in texture . Peppery juniper with a nice floral finish. A bit of heat on the finish."

South Africa

Category Winner
Category WinnerKWV
Cruxland Gin
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."

Sweden

Category Winner
Category WinnerHernö
London Dry
Sweden
"Restrained gentle floral aromas. A smooth, rich and elegant palate. Soft floral juniper and a hint of bergamot. A good finish. Quite simple, but effective."

GOLD WINNERS

Switzerland

SILVER WINNERS

Silver Medal
Edelwhite
Gin
Switzerland

United Kingdom

Category Winner
Category WinnerWhitby Gin
United Kingdom
"Boom town I love the aroma on this particular gin. It balances freshness but complex.Classic green cardamon then takes over. Be great in cocktails. Long orange citrusy length."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
Lakeland
Moon Gin
United Kingdom

SILVER WINNERS

Silver Medal
Oro
Scottish Dry Gin
United Kingdom

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze Medal
Hills & Harbour Gin
United Kingdom

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