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World Gin Awards 2021

Winners

World's Best London Dry Gin

World's Best London Dry Gin
Country Winner
Lydén Distillery
Dry Gin

Sweden

"A powerful, fragrant nose with resinous pine, green herbs, chamomile, white grapefruit and meadow grass. The palate is well balanced with an fantastic oiliness, warm spice, earthy juniper and the cut of grapefruit acidity. Some orange and pepper notes in the finish. Superb balance and control of flavours and complexity."

Argentina

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Australia

Country Winner
Country WinnerThe West Winds Gin
The Sabre
Australia
"Nice Juniper flavour, and a classic nose of coriander and orange peel, with some spicy notes among them. The mouthfeel is great with some smooth citrus presence, pepper, and some spice. "

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Austria

Country Winner
Country WinnerJesche
London Dry Gin
Austria
"Juniper comes through with good intensity. There are some nice herbal flavours of rosemary and basil on the nose, and on the palate there’s tuermeric, anise, and coriander, with a spicy finish. "

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Belgium

Country Winner
Country WinnerFilliers Dry Gin 28
Tribute
Belgium
"Coriander and light citrus on the nose, leading to notes of lime, spices and pepper on the palate and a lovely juniper character. Good mouthfeel. Very mild for the strength and nicely balanced."

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Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerLassaleti
London Dry Gin
Brazil
"It smells exotic and interesting, with earthy and herbaceous notes, lots of turmeric, and ginger. The palate is quite elegant, quite spicy and less earthy, with a good amount of juniper pine and a touch of citrus. It has a lot of character and evolves well on the palate."

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Yvy
Mar
Brazil

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Canada

"Mixed spice aroma, and some twiggy woodiness. Light caramel sweetness under incense and purple flower notes. Bittersweet finish, and a slightly slick mouthfeel. Really savoury and floral and delicious."

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China

Country Winner
Country WinnerHerbit G!N
Blue Dragon
China
"Floral and citrus aromas with lemongrass notes which continue onto the palate, with added vegetal notes, pleasant juniper and a slight bitterness. The finish brings hints of basil and green grass. A very interesting and creative gin with nice balance and structure."

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Croatia

"Lovely juniper, citrus and spice notes on the nose. The palate has lots of fresh citrus and a decent sweetness, with a lovely smooth mouthfeel. Great balance and character."

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Denmark

Country Winner
Country WinnerSønderborg
Gin
Denmark
"Exotic fruits like pineapple and mango and a decent hay aroma on the nose. A creamy mouthfeel, with a good combination of juniper and citrus notes on the palate leading to a fruity, spicy finish. Very well balanced with a good gin character."

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England

Estonia

Country Winner
Country WinnerJunimperium
Blended Dry Gin
Estonia
"Citrus notes and a spirituous touch on the nose. Lots of lime comes through on the palate, leading to a fruity finish. Very smooth and balanced."

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Finland

Country Winner
Country WinnerPyynikin
Payday Craft Gin
Finland
"Ginger and coriander play back and forth on the nose, with juniper behind. On the palate it has a good texture and is smoky and spicy in flavour, with liquorice, mint and cardamom. There’s lingering spice in the finish. Complex and well balanced."

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France

"Fine pine and spruce notes on the nose, with citrus, hay and a woody hint. The palate is slightly floral, with red berries, angelica, coriander, fennel and dark resinous notes. The flavours are well bound and balanced."

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Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerMonokel
Dry Gin
Germany
"A very fruity and nutty nose with cherries, citrus and earthy spice. The palate turns out to be quite spicy, peppery and woody. Quite silky initially and lingers for a good long time. Classic and elegant with lovely complexity."

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Iceland

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India

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Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerTrade Secrets
Irish Dry Gin
Ireland
"A juicy nose with berries, fruit jam, scorched orange peel, and a hint of cloves. The palate has notes of dark spice, with vanilla, angelica, orris, cherries, and florality from violet and jasmine."

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Italy

"Soft, green juniper notes on the nose. The palate is a bit stronger, with warm orange citrus and more hints of green juniper, and a decent balance throughout. The finish is warming and long."

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Japan

Country Winner
Country WinnerSakurao
Original
Japan

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Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerRutte
Celery Gin
Netherlands
"The nose is juniper led with spice, wood and cereal notes. A spicy complexity on the palate with hints of white pepper, liquorice, rose petals and citrus peel. It’s dry and silky, well balanced and compelling."

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New Zealand

Country Winner
Country WinnerBroken Heart Spirits
New Zealand
"This has a gorgeous nose of red berries, oranges, juniper and fresh herbs. The palate is well integrated with juniper, pepper, herbs and later grapefruit notes. Super balance and a nice complexity."

Northern Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerBelfast Artisan Distillery
Small Batch Gin
Northern Ireland
"Juniper, cinnamon, cardamom and orange peel on the nose. The palate brings more notes of juniper and orange, with sweet herbs and cloves. This feels clean and precise."

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Norway

Country Winner
Country WinnerBareksten
Double Gin
Norway
"This has an elegant and sophisticated nose with juniper, coriander, herbal and citrus notes. A clean, dry palate with forest notes, piney juniper, lemon peel and pepper. It ends with a long, superbly balanced finish."

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Portugal

"The nose is juicy with orange, pineapple, apricots and juniper. Those juicy fruit notes continue onto the palate where they meet angelica and slightly resinous and rooty characters."

Scotland

Country Winner
Country WinnerGlaswegin
Scotland
"A citrus nose with sweet pine and floral notes. On the palate it’s clean, dry and well balanced, with bright citrus, sweet orange, juniper and cardamom. Good acidity with a satisfying finish. Very pleasant."

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South Africa

Country Winner
Country WinnerHout Bay Harbour
Harbour Dry
South Africa
"The nose has a very green and herbal aroma that is slightly hempen, which combines well with the spice flavours that are predominant on the palate. A very elegant combination of herbs and spices, with a touch of citrus in the finish. A simple, smooth, well-balanced product."

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Spain

Country Winner
Country WinnerBunker
Origen
Spain
"Complex aroma with juniper, anise, rosemary, fresh orange citrus and a touch of salinity. The palate shows a nice balance of classic London dry botanicals, with juniper, lemon, rosemary and a continuing salty hint. "

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Switzerland

Country Winner
Country Winner5400
Baden Dry Gin
Switzerland
"Green flowers and herbal notes on the nose with low juniper and citrus. The palate is spicy and crisp with bolder juniper and a minty-menthol character. It has a very elegant texture."

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United States

Country Winner
Country Winner28 Mile Gin
London Dry
United States
"Fleeting hints of juniper, and a cardamom-forward nose. Spice-heavy palate, with some pleasant warmth. The finish is long, and light on the juniper. Complex and interesting, with a nice subtle citrus element to round it out. "

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Wales

Country Winner
Country WinnerDyfi Distillery
Original
Wales
"A juniper-led nose with hints of violets, liquorice, lemon peel and dried orange. On the palate there’s a good juniper character and a nice balance of sweetness, with a smooth mouthfeel. Not a completely classic London dry, but very pleasant and compelling."

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