The Scottish Gin Society was very proud to host the second Scottish Gin Awards ceremony in Glasgow. The night more than lived up to the success of last year’s event, with the cream of Scottish Gin talent turning up to celebrate a fantastic year.
The Scottish Gin Society hosted the drinks reception, a Scottish Gin bar, expertly run by the Solid Liquids team, who did an amazing job serving hundreds of guests a range of expertly-mixed G&Ts on arrival.
Hosts Kaye Adams and Des Clarke set an upbeat tone for the night and music was provided by the fantastic 4 Poofs and a Piano, who started the dancing with a rendition of ‘It’s raining gin’. Speakers included The Scottish Gin Society’s Mhairi Elliott, who answered questions from the hosts and Chair of the Judging Panel, Alex Bruce, who praised the innovation in the Scottish Gin industry.
Stephen White, founder of The Scotish Gin Society presented the award for Distillery of the Year and praised the previous winning Distillery, Arbikie, in his speech, referring to the power the prestigious award holds to help distilleries grow and receive recognition
But what about the awards? The judging panel had a tough job on all of the categories, as the quality of the finalists was so high, but we think each of the winners and medallists were very well-deserved – see below for all the results from the awards ceremony:
Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year: Isle of Harris Distillers
Gin of the Year: Original Gin, Eden Mill
London Dry Gin of the Year: Gold, Original Gin, Eden Mill
Silver, Boe Scottish Gin
Bronze, Crossbill 100% Highland Dry Gin
Distilled Gin of the Year: Gold, Misty Isle Gin
Silver, Persie Dog Days Gin
Bronze, Hills & Harbour Gin
Navy Strength Gin of the Year: Gold, Still River – Uncut
Silver, Arkh-Angell Storm Strength Edition
Bronze, Cannonball Gin, Edinburgh Gin
Cask Gin of the Year: Gold, Makar Cask Aged
Silver, Pickering’s Islay Oak Aged Gin
Bronze, Oak Gin, Eden Mill.
Speciality Gin of the Year: Gold, McQueen Mocha Gin
Silver, Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
Bronze, McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin
Gin Liqueur of the Year: Gold, Boe Scottish Bramble Gin Liqueur
Silver, Edinburgh Gin Pomegranate & Rose Gin Liqueur
Bronze, Boe Peach & Hibiscus Gin Liqueur
Growth Business of the Year: Edinburgh Gin
Excellence in Marketing: Eden Mill
Best Marketing Campaign: Persie Distillery
Excellence in Branding: Electric Spirit Co
You can view the list of winners and sponsors on The Scottish Gin Awards website.