More Scottish Gin brands triumph at global awards

The International Wine and Spirits Competition is one of the most prestigious drinks awards in the world, and as their latest tranche of 2019 winners is released, it is with great excitement that we can report another fantastic haul of medals for Scottish Gin brands.

Five Scottish Gin brands picked up coveted Gold medals, including Achroous from the Electric Spirit Co. Founder James Porteous was over the moon, stating:  “I’m chuffed to bits and totally gobsmacked. Only a tiny number of spirits receive this medal, and it’s pretty humbling to think I’ve scored higher than some of the big guns of the industry. There’s a baffling number of gins on the market right now, and although I’ve always been really pleased with the feedback about Achroous, it’s something else to hear that you’ve absolutely nailed it by an organisation like the IWSC.”

The aim of the IWSC is to award excellence in international wines and spirits worldwide, encouraging recognition for quality products, so it is an incredible achievement for these Scottish Gin brands, who can now say they are classed among the best gins in the world. Here are the 2019 Gold and Silver winners:

GOLD: Syndicate 58/6 Gin

GOLD: Achroous Gin – 96 points

GOLD: Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger – 95 points

GOLD: Glenwyvis Christmas GoodWill Spiced Gin – 95 points

GOLD: AVVA Scottish Gin – Navy Strength – 95 points

SILVER: Blackwood’s 2017 Vintage Dry Gin – 90 points

SILVER: Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin – 90 points

SILVER: Crabbies 1837 Gin – 90 points

SILVER: Downpour – 90 points

SILVER: Edinburgh Gin Classic – 91 points

SILVER: Esker Silverglass Gin – 91 points

SILVER: Gin Factory Rosemary – 92 points

SILVER: Gordon’s travellers edition – 91 points

SILVER: Granite North Gin – 90 points

SILVER: King’s Hill Gin – 90 points

SILVER: Makar Original Gin – 91 points

SILVER: The Botanist – 91 points

SILVER: Verdant Dry Gin – 90 points

SILVER: Whitetail Gin – 90 points

Bronze medals were awarded to Barra, Caorunn, Daffy’s, Edinburgh, Eight Lands, Eskbank, Esker, Glenwyvis, Gordon’s, LIDL, Lussa, Misty Isle, Orkney, Oro, Porters, Sea Glass, Seven Crofts, SOS, The House of Botanicals and Thompson Bros Organic.

Again, The Scottish Gin Society would like to extend our congratulations to all the 2019 winners, especially the Gold Medal winners and thank them for well and truly putting Scottish Gin forefront on the global stage.

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