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.