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World Gin Awards 2021

Winners

World's Best Contemporary Style Gin

World's Best Contemporary Style Gin
Country Winner
Seven Hills
Tokaj Gin

Hungary

"This is floral, with berries, cassis, and some white pepper alongside. Persistent flavours and a high ABV, but this gin is really mild and balanced. Long and warming. "

Argentina

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Australia

Country Winner
Country WinnerHellfire Bluff
Summer Gin
Australia
"The nose is clear and balanced, and quite traditional. To taste, it’s intensely fruity and a little spicy. The flavours are warm and long-lasting, with juniper, citrus and herbal botanicals that are somewhat Christmassy. The finish is long. "

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Gold
Adams
Dry Gin
Australia

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Austria

Country Winner
Country Winner2B Drinks
2B Hemp Gin
Austria
"Pronounced spices and juniper lead on the nose, with a flash of citrus. On the palate, sweet spices like cinnamon come through. There’s a lovely fruity quality to it. Smooth, silky and balanced, with a cooling finish."

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Silver
Gioia-Gin
Austria

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Belgium

"A light nose with some nuts and spices. Clean, sweet palate with plenty of juniper, and a long, warming finish with coriander. It is elegant and the alcohol is fairly well integrated."

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Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerHambre
The Somewhere Dry Gin
Brazil
"A fantastically focused juniper nose leads to a very well-composed, clean palate. The finish is refreshing with a nice harmony of flavours."

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Silver
Yvy
Terra
Brazil

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Bronze
Yvy
Ar
Brazil

Canada

"Subtle hint of smoke off the top, with caramelized sugar, pepper, fennel, and basil underneath. Mild fenugreek note. Round, classic gin flavours edged with quinine. Classy; top-league product. "

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China

Country Winner
Country WinnerThe Rambler
Rare Specimen
China
"The nose offers citrus, tangerine, and floral notes. There’s juniper on the palate, along with some sweetness and lime. Some gin is present, and this would lengthen out into a nice G&T."

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

Country Winner
Country WinnerGin Orange Edition
Denmark
"A lovely aromatic nose with tropical fruit hints. A fantastic palate with plenty of fruit, sweet spices and savoury notes. The cooling liquorice and juniper works well. Complex and entertaining."

England

"A strong, resinous juniper thrust on the nose with a savoury, vegetal edge. The palate is full, piney and resinous, bulked out by woody spice. It feels like this is ‘juniper three ways’ – a great contemporary concept."

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Silver
Zeiver
England

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Bronze
Birch Gin
England

Estonia

Country Winner
Country WinnerTohi Gin
Cloudberry Mist
Estonia
"A wonderfully focused juniper nose, with hints of seaweed, citrus and dill, leads to a spicy and sleek palate with well-integrated alcohol. A long herbal finish with some peppery notes. Big and bold throughout."

France

Country Winner
Country WinnerUra Spirits
Biarritz Dry Gin
France
"A herbal and green start on the nose, with lemongrass, lemon balm and even a touch of mint that continue into the palate with some juniper notes. There is also an intriguing smoky note alongside the herbs. Complex and exciting."

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Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerSV Summerville
Gin
Germany
"This has a nose of cardamom and white pepper, and the palate offers some gentle orange peel. There’s sweetness and cinnamon on the finish, and some good balance before a long finish. "

GOLD WINNERS

Gold
Alpako Gin
Germany

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Hong Kong

Country Winner
Country WinnerN.I.P
Rare Dry Gin
Hong Kong
"Notes of juniper, herbs and vegetables on the nose. There are notes of light lemongrass, cardamom, cinnamon and angelica root. Good persistent finish and some earthy notes. "

Iceland

"A lovely start on the nose with anise, liquorice and citrus, with fantastic juniper definition. The palate is cool and smooth with citrus and cardamom, with a long and harmonious finish. An excellent modern dry gin with a spicy twist."

India

Country Winner
Country WinnerHapusa
Himalayan Dry Gin
India
"The nose has floral and spice notes alongside tropical fruit. A pleasant and elegant palate with juniper and fruit notes, leading to a cooling finish."

Ireland

"A bold and full nose with coriander, juniper and some grain notes. Pretty smooth and elegant for the ABV. It has a cooling liquorice and juniper finish with a touch of spearmint. Refreshing and complex."

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Mil Gin
Ireland

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Israel

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Italy

Country Winner
Country WinnerGin Imperiale
Herbal
Italy
"Juniper, citrus, and coriander are all present on the nose. The palate offers more juniper, along with orange peel, pepper and cardamom. There’s a long finish, and overall the palate is very warming. "

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Japan

Country Winner
Country WinnerLast
Episode 0 -Elegant-
Japan
"An intriguing nose: it has a resinous quality and the sweetness of sap, with notes of cherry wood, alongside a citrus, herbal and spice gin character. The palate brings forth juniper, cardamom, orange and lime citrus, cedar, and floral notes. Excellent."

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Luxembourg

Country Winner
Country WinnerOpyos Beverages
Luxembourg Dry Gin
Luxembourg
"Blood orange notes on the nose alongside a certain creaminess, with sandalwood, cinnamon, and spice. The mouthfeel is smooth, with a good finish. Balanced and complex. "

Mexico

Country Winner
Country WinnerDe Juanita
Mexico
"There’s spice, some pineapple, black pepper, and juniper on the nose. On the palate there’s more pineapple, along with exotic fruit notes, some citrus and tangerine. Some spice, and a good finish. "

Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerThe Stillery
Floral Gin
Netherlands
"A seaweed/umami aroma. Sweet citrus comes at the fore of the palate, followed by juniper. Some nice peppery notes playing against more classic gin flavours. Pleasant warmth on the finish."

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Sir Edmond Gin
Netherlands

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Northern Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerWild Atlantic Irish Gin
First Edition
Northern Ireland
"A herbaceous nose with touches of citrus. Complex citrus notes and juniper come through on the palate with herbal touches and a slight briney character. A bold, spicy finish."

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Symphonia
Dry Gin
Northern Ireland

Portugal

Scotland

"The nose is pleasant with resinous juniper that carries on through to the palate. A little sweetness and a sharp edge. White pepper notes in the finish."

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Singapore

"Super citrusy and bright on the nose. Decent oily juniper on the palate with citrus and spice notes that complement each other well. Slight bitterness in the finish."

Sweden

"Fairly classic nose with juniper, coriander, grapefruit and tangerine. On the palate, fennel and orange give candied liquorice flavours. The sweetness and anise notes fade to a pepper finish."

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Switzerland

"Bright citrus on the nose. Soft juniper and sweet citrus – almost limoncello-like – on the palate with a nice touch of bitterness towards the end."

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Silver
Bibergin
Bibergin
Switzerland

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United States

Country Winner
Country WinnerWaterloo Gin
No.9 Gin
United States
"Shy nose, with a pleasant, spice-forward palate. Some nice chamomile and some muddy bitterness, as well as some nice floral and juniper notes. Hot and creamy on the finish, with a touch of astringency and some strong pine flavours. "

GOLD WINNERS

Gold
Millinery Gin
United States

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Silver
Modern Love Gin
Blue
United States

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Vietnam

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Wales

"Musty on the nose. The palate brings a little spice, paper gum and a hint of salinity. Good integration of botanicals and alcohol."

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