World Gin Awards Winners announced
The results of the 2018 World Gin Awards were announced on 15 February at the Honourable Artillery Company London at the Gin Magazine Awards Dinner.
The event was attended by over 120 international gin producers, industry experts and journalists. Gin Magazine presented the first Icons of Gin as well as the first inductee to the Gin Hall of Fame, together with the World Gin Awards winners in taste and design.
The taste awards were chaired by David T Smith and vice chair Cherry Constable, who presented the winners. The design element was chaired by Felicity Murray.
The judges of the first round of blind tastings are independent spirits experts, including drinks writers and educators. From their scores a winner is selected for each category and country and gold, silver and bronze medals assigned. Each country winner then competes in round 2 for the best in their category. All 9 category winners are then tasted against each other to find the World’s Best Gin.
The shortlist of country winners has already been announced on 10 January after the final tasting which was attended by over 50 of our judges and entrants from around the world.Design
World's Best Gin Design McQueens, Sweet Citrus Gin Best Brand Design McQueens, Sweet Citrus Gin
Best Label Design Dodd’s, Organic London Dry Gin
Best New Launch Design Kintyre Gin
Best Relaunch Design Strathearn Gin, Scottish and Heather Rose
World's Best Gin Hernö Gin, Old Tom
World's Best Old Tom Hernö Gin, Old Tom
World's Best Matured Ginetical, The Wooded Edition
World's Best Navy Strength Vigilant, Navy Strength
World's Best London Dry Balfour, London Dry Gin
World's Best Contemporary Style Martin Miller's Gin, Westbourne Dry Gin
World's Best Compound Ableforth’s, Bathtub Gin - Old Tom
World's Best Classic Quinine Gin, 1897
World's Best Flavoured That Boutique-y Gin Company, Cherry Gin
World's Best Genever Genièvre de Houlle, Houlle Brut de Fût
A full list of country and medal winners can be found here
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